April 2016

Dublin Library Entrance


Dublin Library needs you!  Join us for a conversation about the future of library service here in Dublin. Residents and patrons are cordially invited to a community meeting, on Wednesday, May 4th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Dublin Library Community Room. Come and express your ideas, hopes and vision.

 The Dublin Library is currently engaged in a Master Planning process under the guidance of Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning.  This process involves all the branches of the Alameda County Library, including Dublin, and will be a planning tool for many years to come.

 Patrons may also stop by the library on May 4th between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 pm to meet the architects personally and provide input into the Master Plan.

Group 4 engages communities in an interactive process to help them define and create vibrant public spaces. The Facilities’ Master Plan will express the values and needs of the community and serve as a guide for the continued growth and expansion of library services to Dublin as well as the broader Alameda County Library service area.

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A couple of weeks ago, we shared Miss Rebecca’s favorite children’s books. Today we’re sharing a book list from our other children’s librarian, Miss Peggy!

If a photographic memory exists for books, Miss Peggy definitely has it. She possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of our children’s collection; so between she and Miss Rebecca, you’ll find any book of your choosing. Currently, Miss Peggy runs the Bookaneers 5th grade reading group and works closely with Miss Rebecca to prepare programs for children. She also hosts some craft sessions, so keep an eye on our calendar.

We hope you’ll enjoy Miss Peggy’s favorite picture, Early Reader, Moving Up, fiction, and non-fiction books! Click the images above and below to check availability.



Peace at Last

By Jill Murphy

Mr. Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep.


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Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish
By Cynthia Rylant

After Mr. Putter buys three goldfish and takes them home, he discovers that his cat Tabby has a serious problem with them.





By Arnold Lobel

Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.



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Dog Friday
By Hilary McKay

Robin Brogan is determined to keep the dog he finds abandoned on the beach from being impounded by the police.



By Jon Scieszka

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny?



The Daniel Bennett Group will be performing as a trio (saxophone, guitar, drums). in the Dublin Library Community Room, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA, on Sunday, April 24th, 2016, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM.

Come and join us for this free program, perfect for adults, teens and tweens.

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation.  This daring musical trio blends modern jazz, American folk, and experimental classical in a fun and energetic way!

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Something big happened on April 22, 1970. So big, in fact, that we are still feeling the effects of it 46 years later. And that’s a very good thing!

If you check April 22 on your calendar, you’ll see that we’re celebrating Earth Day. Observance of this day started in 1970, and in the same year Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency and passed the Clean Air Act of 1970.  Earth Day is when we thank our planet for everything it gives us – air, water, food, wood, metals, and other natural ingredients that help us live the way we do now.

It’s also a day when we educate ourselves on how to protect the Earth from pollution. There are many ways to keep our planet clean and healthy, such as:

  • Taking a walk, riding a bicycle, or riding public transportation instead of driving
  • Cleaning up litter around your neighborhood
  • Participating in a local Earth Day activity
  • Recycling bottles, cans, and papers
  • Taking a break from your electronics

Following up on that last point…why not read a book instead? We have plenty of books about the Earth, Earth Day, and protecting it from pollution. As always, click the images above and below for availability.


By Torben Kuhlmann

Moles suddenly recognize the precarious balance between progress and preservation. But is it too late?



Earth Day, Birthday!
By Maureen Wright

When Monkey proclaims that it is his birthday, all the other jungle animals protest, claiming instead that it is Earth Day.


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Trash Talk!
By Michelle Mulder

Is trash ever just trash? Learn how people around the world are repurposing garbage for the greater good.



12 Mammals Back from the Brink

By Nancy Furstinger

Animals are very important for our ecosystems. Learn about some of the mammals we’ve saved from the threat of extinction.



If you’re currently searching for a job, you’ll want to attend these two free workshops in the Dublin Library Program Room.

Job Search A – Z will cover all aspects of a successful job search and will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters will cover writing those important documents that are crucial in getting you a job interview.  This workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 26th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

No appointment is necessary for these programs, but do arrived by 1:00 PM.

These workshops are presented by Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with Dublin Library.

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With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

Advanced search options in this database allow you to search by keyword, document type, publication title, place of publication, subject, author / creator, entire document, manuscript number, document number, front matter – and variations of the searched terms.

Searches may be limited by content type (monographs, manuscripts, newspapers & periodicals, photographs).  Searches may limited by publication date, illustrated works, document type, publication title, language, collection and source library.


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Have you met Miss Peggy or Miss Rebecca? If not, then you should because they’re our children’s librarians! As children’s librarians, they do all sorts of things like present storytimes, host craft sessions, run grade level book clubs, and line up special guest performers. You can find them on the children’s side of the information desk, where they will help you find anything you need for school or free time.

A big part of a librarian’s job is to recommend books to people who are looking for something new to read. This presents an interesting challenge to the children’s team since the term “children” includes anyone under 14 years old. Of course, the reading level of a 14-year-old is very different from that of a 1-year-old, so our book collection is broken up into several smaller sections:

  • Board books and picture books for younger kids;
  • Early Reader and Moving Up for kids in the lower elementary grades;
  • Children’s general fiction and non-fiction for kids in the upper elementary grades;
  • Jr. High fiction for tweens and young teens.

This month we’re going to share Miss Peggy’s and Miss Rebecca’s top three children’s books in five different categories: picture books, Early Readers, Moving Up, fiction, and non-fiction. Up first is Miss Rebecca, who currently leads our S.M.A.R.T. and s.m.a.r.t. BABY programs. She also hosts “Hear All About It” monthly, so if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids on a Tuesday night feel free to join us for stories and a craft!

Click the images above and below to check availability, and remember to come back to this page for Miss Peggy’s favorites on Wednesday, April 27!



Simon’s New Bed

By Christian Trimmer

(PICTURE BOOK) A humorous picture book about a dog’s new bed being taken over by a cat.



Penny and Her Song

By Kevin Henkes

(EARLY READER) Penny comes home from school eager to share her very own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.




Rescue on the Oregon Trail

By Kate Messner

(MOVING UP) Golden retriever Ranger finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where he is needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.




Summer at Forsaken Lake

By Michael D. Beil

(FICTION) Nicholas and his sisters spend the summer at Forsaken Lake, where he and their new friend Charlie investigate an old accident involving their families.




Terrible Typhoid Mary

By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

(NON-FICTION) How did Mary Mallon’s name become synonymous with deadly disease? And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary?


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