June 2016


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Dublin Library is pleased to host “Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Summer Olympics,” a talk with slide show by Andrea Rocha de Souza Moreira, Trade Promotion and Investments Officer at the General Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco.   She will speak about the history of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  The program will be presented in the Dublin Library Program Room from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

This program is suitable for adults and seniors.  It is graciously being presented free of charge by the General Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco.

Summer is a great time to visit the zoo to meet and learn about some special animals! Celebrate National Zoo month in June by checking out one of these great zoo stories.

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Highlights:

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Zoo Zoom!
By Candace Ryan

The animals at the zoo have a great idea–to take a rocket into outer space! But this flight of fancy goes awry when the hippo falls asleep on the job.

 

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The Zoo at the Edge of the World
By Eric Kahn Gale

Marlin, a stutterer, can talk smoothly and freely with the animals that populate his father’s zoo until a man-eating jaguar that his father brings back home talks back.

This week for Teen Book Talk, our reviewer has a short review of a favorite book, The Satan Bug by Alistair Maclean.

Teen reviewers select which titles and movies they’d like to review, and opinions are their own. **Teens use a scale of 1-5 stars, with one star being poor and five stars being excellent, for their reviews**

Gowri D., Teen Reviewer

satan bugBook Title: The Satan Bug

Author: Alistair Maclean

Book Format: Book

Year of Publication: 1962

Who will book appeal to: Teen – Adult, readers who desire action, suspense, mystery, and thrill

Rating: ★★★★★

 

 

Review: This book was one of my personal favorites. As a reader, I desire action, suspense, and mystery. The Satan Bug, by Alistair Maclean, exceeded the standards I have set for “good books”. In this book, Agent Pierre Cavell learns about the tragic murder of his friend, a scientist at the well-guarded Mordon Research Center. Along with this, vials of Botulinus and the Satan Bug (which is capable of wiping out life on Earth with one small spoon) have gone missing. Angered and sorrowed by his loss of a good friend, Cavell decides to investigate the murder and theft. Soon after, the investigators are faced with a threat – the murderer was planning to drop the vial containing the Satan Bug. Thus begins this fast paced novel, with 24 hours to solve this case.  I would definitely recommend this to readers seeking action, mystery and suspense.

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Dublin Library will not be able to host Job Search Programs (Job Search from A to Z, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, One-on-One Resume Critique and One-on-One Job Counseling) during the month of July,  since the Library Program Room will be used for Summer Reading Game and Teen programs.

If you are currently searching for a job, please be sure to visit the Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center, 6300 Village Parkway, Suite #100, Dublin, California 94568.  Call (925) 560-9431 to reach the Center.

Are you taking a long car trip this summer?  Make the miles go faster by listening to an audiobook as a family.  Young children can listen to books beyond their reading level and older readers can enjoy novels that hold their attention.  Families who listen together end up with a common experience they can share.  Don’t be surprised if you end up with some driveway moments – when no one wants to get out of the car until the chapter is over!

Most titles are available as a book on CD or as an e-audiobook. Here are a few titles to get you started:

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Highlights:

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
By Karen Cushman

In 1849, California Morning Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family to a rough California mining town.

 

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Young Fredle
By Cynthia Voigt

Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

 

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Axis Community Health is a community health center that provides medical care, mental health counseling and addiction counseling services for everyone in the community through their clinics located in Pleasanton and Livermore.  They serve low-income clients who have no other access to health care.

A representative from Axis will be at the Dublin Library once a month, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, offering information and assistance on Covered California and Medi-Cal.  In June, a representative from Axis Community Health, will be present on Monday, June 20th, at a table in the lobby for an informal drop-in and chat from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  No appointment is necessary.   Find out more about them at their website, www.axishealth.org.

 

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Starting June 13th, go online to summer.aclibrary.org or come in to your local library and sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Game.  Record your reading times and complete activities to earn badges throughout the summer.  Finish the game and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for your chance to win a free FitBit!

Participants must be registered for the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Participants can play online, on paper, or both.

The drawings will be held on September 1, 2016.

Winners will be contacted by phone or email.  You must have contact information on record to be eligible to win!

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