May 2014


Mathematics

“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.” Roger Bacon

DO THE MATH FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Improve your math skills ~ Explore secrets and short cuts ~

Veterans/ Unemployed/ College Students/ Parents/ Self Employed

Dublin Library Program Room Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June’s class will focus on Basic Statistics. (Basic Statistics, Part II, will be offered on Tuesday, July 1st.) Classes are 12:30 – 2:30 PM Dublin Library Program Room Reserve your space at the reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.

*About the Instructor: With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years teaching experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses primarily in the areas of mathematics and statistics. She also teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam. Vanessa currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.

Dublin Library is starting a monthly photography discussion group! Joint us at the first group discussion to learn about shutter speeds and aperture (f-stop) settings. This meeting will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.

Local photography enthusiast Ed Pavlu will speak about the basics of exposure and shutter and aperture control to consistently capture good images the way you envisioned them. His work has been published in New Jersey Outdoor nature magazine and Photographer’s Forum. He has won many awards for his nature images in photography competitions.

Bring along your camera. This class will be limited to 36 students. Please sign up at the Information Desk, call 925-803-7275 or email emarangoni@aclibrary.org.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, is the official opening of a special exhibition celebrating 100 years of library service to the Dublin community. A Century of Service: A Visual History of the Dublin Library debuts May 14 at the Heritage Parks & Museum in the Little Classroom Gallery at 6600 Donlon Way. The exhibit is being curated by Maggie Stockel, Museum Professional, and is co-sponsored by the City of Dublin, the Friends of the Dublin Library, and the Dublin Historical Preservation Association.

The first library opened in the historic Green Store in May 21, 1914. The County Librarian wrote “To the public opening, people came from all about in such numbers, one wondered where they came from.”

Over the years library services have been delivered from a bookmobile, a garage, a portable at an elementary school and a leased storefront on Village Parkway. The Library moved to its first permanent facility at Amador Valley Blvd. in 1979, and ultimately to its current location in Dublin Civic Center in 2003. Virginia Bennett, author of Dublin Reflections, was the library’s champion and Manager from 1967 to 1979 as well as Dublin’s first children’s librarian. Mrs. B, as she was known to her staff, collected countless photographs, newspaper articles, quarterly reports, letters and other papers, documenting the Library’s story.

Her collection forms the basis of this innovative and fun exhibit. Do you remember card catalogs? Typewriters? Videocassettes? Take a peek behind the scenes of library service.

The exhibit will remain in the Little Classroom Gallery from May 14 to July 31st. Save the date and attend our celebration event scheduled for Friday evening May 30, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Mathematics

“Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of the world.” Roger Bacon

DO THE MATH FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Improve your math skills ~ Explore secrets and short cuts ~

Veterans/ Unemployed/ College Students/ Parents/ Self-Employed

Dublin Library Program Room Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

May’s class will focus on the metric system and measurements.  Classes are 12:30 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room. Reserve your space at the Reference Desk or by calling 925-803-7252.

*About the Instructor: With a passion for teaching mathematics to adults and over 20 years teaching experience, Vanessa Mason has taught courses primarily in the areas of mathematics and statistics. She also teaches test preparation courses for educators and nursing students and is the former Assistant Director for the California High School Exit Exam. Vanessa currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.