February 2017


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Looking for something good to read? Here are a couple reviews submitted from our Blind Date with a Book program. If you checked out a blind date book and haven’t yet turned in your review, be sure to bring it in to the library by Tuesday, March 7 to be entered into our prize drawing. We’ll be giving away two separate prizes: a gift certificate to Dublin’s Nothing Bundt Cakes and a gift card for two adult admissions to Regal Cinemas.

Book Review by Emily for:
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An Available Man, by Hilma Wolitzer

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

This blind date was off to a rocky start but I decided to stick it out and am so glad I did. A little choppy with the progression of relationships but great imagery and overall story line. Definite tear-jerker.

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Sad, encompassing, passionate

 

Book Review by Roberta for:
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Was it a love match? What did you like/not like about it?

Yes, it was a love match! Winner of the 2011 John Burroughs Medal Award for Distinguished Natural History and the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Non-fiction, this natural history memoir is a jewel! This tiny book is a beautiful and loving ode to the humble, fascinating creature: the SNAIL. I like every word: the 17th, 18th, and 19th century references, the beautiful haikus, the loving, intense observation of the author and the calm, joyful experience of reading this prayerful little masterpiece.

What did I not like? Well, based on the title, I probably would never had picked up the book… yet I am so grateful to have had this “Blind Date.” FYI, snails are blind and deaf, yet they manage quite well. Read it for a calming adventure into nature

Tell us three adjectives that describe this book:
Inspirational, informative, absolutely beautiful

Calling all teens! Are you looking for a job this summer? Need career advice, practice with your interview skills, or ideas for career choices? You’re in luck, because the Teen Job and Career Fair is happening this weekend, Saturday, March 4th at the Alcosta Senior & Community Center in San Ramon. This is a free event, and geared towards teens ages 14-18. Come dressed for an interview and bring a resume in case you decide to speak to a potential employer. There will be workshops throughout the day, both for students and parents. Admission and lunch are free to all attendees. The Teen Job and Career Fair runs from 12-4 pm.

Alcosta Senior & Community Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583

 

For more information about the event, call 925-973-3200.

 

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If you are searching for a job, you’ll want to take advantage of free job seeker’s workshops offered at Dublin Library.  Dublin Library will be hosting two job seeker’s workshops in February 2017.

Finding a Job – The Search from A to Z will be given on Tuesday, February 21st, from 100 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room. In this workshop, a job search specialist will show you how to conduct a successful job search to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters will be given on Tuesday, February 28th, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.    In this workshop, a job search specialist will tell you how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews and a suitable job faster.

These programs will be presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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If you are searching for a job, you’ll want to take advantage of free job seeker’s workshops offered at Dublin Library.  Dublin Library will be hosting two job seeker’s workshops in December, 2016.

Finding a Job – The Search from A to Z will be given on Tuesday, February 14th, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.  In this workshop, a job search specialist will show you how to conduct a successful job search to get more interviews and a suitable job faster.

Effective Resumes and Cover Letters will be given on Tuesday, February 21st, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.    In this workshop, a job search specialist will tell you how to write a resume and cover letter that will get you more interviews and a suitable job faster.

These programs will be presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.

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Do you enjoy discussing fiction and non-fiction books?  Dublin Library currently offers three book discussion groups for adults. All the book discussion groups read and discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books and discuss the same book titles at different times.

The Second Thursday Book Discussion Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM PM in the Dublin Library Program Room.  On February 9th, 2017, Second Thursday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Dog of the South,” by Charles Portis. This comedic novel is the story of Ray Midge tracking down his wife, Norma – who has run off with her first husband and Ray’s car – following credit card receipts for purchases made in Texas, then Mexico and finally in Honduras.

Adult book discussion groups at Dublin Library are limited to a maximum of 10 participants per group.  The Second Thursday Book Discussion Group welcomes new members.  If you’d like to participate, come to the Adult Information Desk and pick up a copy of the book to read and come ready to have a lively and thought-provoking discussion with group members on January 12th, 2017.

The Third Thursday Book Discussion Group and the Wednesday Evening Adult Book Discussion Group are not looking for new members at this time.