June 2014


When you log in to either Zinio, WorldCrunch or Indieflix database, you will now also see FastPencil for Libraries database.

FastPencil for Libraries is a self-publishing platform for new or established authors to develop and edit works, along with the tools needed to publish the final result. FastPencil lets you make your eBook available to thousands of libraries worldwide on OneClickdigital.

FastPencil allows you to create your own writing project:
• Write, organize, and edit your book using the online interface.
• Choose from a variety of templates and designs.
• Write a novel, play, poetry, short story or fan fiction.
• Compose your memoirs.
• Write a book to record your family history.

FastPencil allows you to collaborate with friends on your online work:
• Share progress and get feedback from the FastPencil for Libraries community, friends, and family.
• Partner with friends or colleagues on a writing project.

FastPencil allows you to publish and distribute your work:
• Prepare projects for publication and distribution as eBooks.
• Post your project as a free eBook on the OneClickdigital platform.

If you have questions, you can email the FastPencil for Libraries support team directly at rbdigital@recordedbooks.com. Customer support is available from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time (4:30 AM to 3:30 PM Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.


Come hear local author Margaret Zhao talk about her intimate memoir, “Really Enough.” This memoir charts her struggle for survival, freedom and forbidden love while exposing the lives of the Enemies of the State under the tumultuous rule of Chairman Mao. Set against the backdrop of a China in chaos, “Really Enough” is a touching celebration of struggling to succeed against all odds. Readers interested in true-life accounts of survival, freedom, strong mothers, immigrants rising, and interracial romance will be enthralled by this story of determination and hope.

This free program will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Dublin Library Program Room from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Come this Saturday, June 14th, to the Dublin Library Community Room, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and learn from the Alameda County Master Gardeners about Edible Gardening: the use of food plants as design features in a landscape. In this program, you will learn about planning and design, planting and maintenance, harvest and storage, and food safety when growing an edible garden.

Handout materials will be available and a follow-up event with Edible Landscape Garden Tours will also be discussed.

Seating is limited to the first 100 attendees.