September 2014


Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Your Alameda County Library encourages you to look through lists of frequently challenged books for the decades 1990 – 1999 and 2000 – 2009, and choose for yourself which books you’d like to read.

Across America, communities are using National Voter Registration Day to celebrate our democracy by exercising our most basic right: the right to vote! Thousands of Americans will register to vote on September 23.

  • The League of Women Voters of the Livermore-Amador Valley will have a voter registration table at the Dublin Library to assist you in registering to vote, and/or with any voting registration related questions.

WHEN:   National Voter Registration Day,  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

WHERE:  Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, Ca.  94568





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Alameda County Library is pleased to announce that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is now available.

This update eliminates the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process. This change provides benefits such as syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.

First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change if you already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with your OverDrive app, even after you update to the newest version.

Users under the age of 13 can anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.

OverDrive v3.2 also includes the following updates: The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to You will now be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of your lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.

OverDrive Help articles and videos have been updated to reflect the updates in OverDrive v3.2.

If you have any questions, please contact OverDrive Front Line Tech Support .



Dublin Library is pleased to host local author Javy Galindo, who will speak about his book, “Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails: A Philosopher’s Simple Guide to the Psychology of Joy, Satisfaction, and a Meaningful Life.”  He  is a professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology at De Anza College & John F. Kennedy University.  In his book he addresses the question, “How can I be happier?”  Through seven emails to a student, Professor Galindo shares key concepts and critical skills for living a happy life.

This program will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.  Books will be available for sale and signing.

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The Friends of the Dublin Library. Inc. is back in action after successfully incorporating its organization.  The Friends will be presenting its semi-annual Used Book Sale in the Dublin Library during the weekend of September 12th – 14th, 2014.

Here is an excellent opportunity to shop for bargains in gently-used hardbacks and paperbacks, children’s books, audio and video tapes, DVDs, books on tape and music CDs and help provide funding for library programs.

Friday, Sept. 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Members-only night.  Join or renew your membership at the door. Applications are available starting at 5:30 p.m.  Annual membership: $10 individual (18 and over);  family (including children of school age) for $20; Lifetime membership for $100.

The booksale continues on Saturday, Sept. 13   from  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on  Sunday, Sept. 14  from  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday is  BAG DAY when you pay $4.00 for a bag of books (bag supplied).  Bag Day Special:  1/2 off on selected audio-visual, vintage, and specially-priced items.

Sale Extras at this sale:  Specially Priced Items (new and/or of extra value), Teacher Materials, vintage books, and book collections.

Incorporation Celebration Special:  One free (regular price) book with your purchase of any other books!

New:  If you don’t find what you want at our sale, check out the new Friends’ online bookstore: .