Library Programs

With our busy lifestyles, sometimes it’s hard to find the time to just sit and read.  If you’ve got a stack of unread books and feel like getting out more, you can take care of both situations with Dublin’s Silent Book Club!

On the third Tuesday of the month, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm, the library hosts an adult quiet reading hour. We’ll be setting up a room with a few comfortable chairs, closing the door, and giving you space to escape into a good book. Even though we call it a book club, we’re not discussing or reading the same book. It’s just a way to schedule some reading time and be around others who appreciate and share a passion for reading.

If you’re feeling social, you can come early and join us for our Readers’ Round Table. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, we spend time talking about the books we’re reading and enjoying. Share your latest find, or find a new author to try! While these two programs happen on the same day, you do not need to attend one to come to the other. Pick what feels right for you.

At last month’s Readers’ Round Table one participant recommended the book The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks. She admitted it was slow to start, but full of detail about life in the South during the Civil War. The characters come to life as you get into it. You learn some history and get some romance. It’s also about how the main character’s home gets taken over by the Confederacy and turned into a hospital.

This prompted another participant to recommend the PBS television series Mercy Street, a somewhat gritty but captivating show about a family-owned hotel turned into an army hospital in Union-occupied Virginia. There’s a mix of interesting characters and perspectives including the Boston widow newly arrived as a nurse, a free black man with untapped medical skills, and a Southern belle whose entitled world has been utterly shaken. Find the DVDs for both seasons at the library.

What new book or show might you discover next? Join us on October 17 to find out!


Join us this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. for an intimate and informative presentation on genealogy!

Local historian Steve Minniear will talk about the usual steps of tracking down and documenting your ancestors and suggest a little extra effort.  He’ll discuss how he uses online and library resources to take the basic facts about relatives and let your relatives take their places in history.  And he’ll give you examples from his current work on Private Bert Russell and his adventures in France during World War I.


Steve Minniear co-wrote Dublin and the Tri-Valley: The World War II Years and is finishing a book on Dublin’s history which should be available next year. Mr. Minniear advised on the new Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center, served eight years on the City of Dublin Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission and is the President of the Dublin Historical Preservation Association. He moved to Dublin in 1987 and he also loves the Dublin Library.



If you’re currently looking for a job, you’ll want to take advantage of a one-on-one sessionswith a job counselor from the Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center for a job counseling session.

One-on-One Job Counseling sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 26th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Dublin Library Program Room.  During a job counseling session, you will have 20 minutes with a job search specialist who will read through your resume, ask about your interests and education, and give you sound advice on other suitable job career options for you.

You must call the Dublin Library at 925-803-7252 or come to the  Information Desk in person to sign up for a 20-minute session.


Local author and photographer Karin Welss would like to take you on a photographic tour of Spain!

Whether you’re planning a trip to Spain, or you’re just an armchair traveler, join us for photos, stories, and tips about visiting this friendly, colorful, fascinating country.

Thursday, October 5
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
in the Bennett Room

First Thursdays are free programs for adults held every first Thursday of the month.



Do you know what an Electronic Medical Record is?  If not, come to this free workshop in the Dublin Library Program Room on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM,  presented by Connie Berg, RN, NBA, and find out!

This program is designed for anyone who visits doctors, nurse practitioners, and dentists and for those who work in the healthcare industry (physicians, nurses).  Learn about the HIPAA Compliance law [HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act], which addresses privacy and security of a patient’s medical data associated with the EMR.

At the end of the session, there will be a 30-minute question and answer session,, and an on-the-spot evaluation form to be turned in when each attendee receives their certificate of attendance.


Speaker Connie Berg, RN, MBA, FHIMSS, is Principal of CMB Consulting, which focuses on Information Technology [HCIT], Nursing and Healthcare Informatics projects for Hospitals and Vendors.



Social Security is more complicated than most people realize.  The decisions you make now can affect the amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.  You’ve paid into the Social Security program for over 30 years and you should learn how to get the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.


Discover your benefits options by attending this free no-obligation workshop presented by financial planner Kinley Wong of the Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation.  This program will bepresented in the Dublin Library Program Room from 2:00 – 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.  

Haji Basim


Haji Basim, an award-winning, passionate artist, performs music that is a unique blend of Folk, Devotional, and World music.  Basim is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, who has mastered guitar, banjo, ukulele and sitar.  He is also a singer-songwriter, and has created a new diverse and spiritually upbeat genre called Urban Folk.

This free program will be held in the Dublin Library Community Room, and is suitable for teens and adults.  This program will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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