Library Programs


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Looking for a job? Whether or not you have an interview lined up, it can’t hurt to be prepared! Lucky for you the library has free job-seeker classes, and this month our topic is interviewing:

Effective Interview Skills
Tuesday, July 17 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM in the Bennett Room
In this workshop lecture, a job search specialist will show you how to prepare for a successful job interview.  Learn to confidently present yourself, your job background, education, experience and the special skills you can bring to your desired position.

This program is presented by the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center in partnership with the Dublin Library.  No appointment is needed, but please arrive on time.

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If you haven’t yet signed up for Alameda County’s Summer Reading Game, well, where have you been?! Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to sign up and start reading or doing activities to earn prizes (including a free book!).

This year, back by popular demand, is our paper bingo game for kids. For every thirty minutes children read, they can color in a circle. For each colored-in circle, they can come in to the library and spin a spinner and mark their gameboard. A bingo earns children their first prize: a nifty canvas bag to decorate, passes to two local science centers plus Lego Land, and a puzzle eraser. They will also automatically be entered in our weekly drawings for an extra prize.  When they fill in the whole bingo card, they earn their final prize: a free book from our prize cart!

We also have a different paper game for pre-readers that includes fun age-appropriate activities, and a “passport” reading log for teens and adults inspired by this year’s theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” Come in to the library to find out more.

Out of town and can’t come in to the library? No worries, you can do a different summer program fully online. Just register at summer.aclibrary.org and track the amount of time you read. Pre-readers get their final prize after logging 5 hours of reading, and all other ages can get their final prizes after logging 30 hours of reading. You can only do one game (paper OR online) per person. The Dublin Library’s summer reading game ends on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

But wait, there’s more… we also have fun activities at the library during the summer including:

A puppet show for pre-schoolers on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Family Board Game night for all ages on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m.
A ‘tween art program on Tuesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Stamp Carving for adults on Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m.

All of these events have limited space available. There are no pre-registrations, so come early to secure your spot. Check the Events link on the Dublin website or call the library at 925-803-7252 for more information.

One last tip: Our prize book selection gets slimmer as the summer goes on, so if you’ve been sitting on your completed gameboard then now’s the time to get up, come visit us, and redeem your prizes!  Hope to see you here soon, and Happy Reading everyone!

This Saturday, the Dublin Library and the California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch, are co-sponsoring our first local author showcase! The public is invited to this free event, which will be held in the Dublin Library’s Community Room on Saturday, June 9th from 1-3 pm. 15 local authors will be here to mingle and talk about their book(s) with our community members. This event is appropriate for all age levels, as the authors write on a variety of topics, cover many different genres and audience ranges (from children – adults).

Many of the authors will be selling copies of their book(s) during the showcase, should anyone wish to purchase a copy of a particular title. Payment will be made directly to the individual authors (not the library). The California Writers Club will also have a table for anyone interested in learning more about the group. We hope that you will join us and come meet some of our local authors!

 

The following authors will be at the showcase this Saturday:

Christine Volker

John Bluck

Eloise Hamann

Steve Minniear

Mary Anderson Parks

Moyra Rasheed

B. Lynn Goodwin

Sheryl Bize-Boutte

Ophelia Sexton

Yvonne Carder

Shannon Brown

Jordan Bernal

Constance Handstedt

Maya Poghosyan

Judy Lussie

 

Congratulations to our winners in the Teen Art Contest!

Best in Show was awarded to Courtney for her piece, Shiloh (the blue painting with the silhouettes).

Winner of the Fine Art category was awarded to Susanna for her piece, Splash, (a colored pencil piece depicting water splashing out of a glass).

Winner of the Photography category was awarded to Ekansh for his piece, A Window on the Hill (the photo within a photo).

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Aarthi for Portrait of an Old Man, and to June, for Studying.

Thank you to all of our teen artists who participated. The artwork was lovely, and was a wonderful display at the library. (Cash prizes were provided by the Friends of the Dublin Library.

 

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Explore the principals of photographing people in a free two-hour workshop in the Dublin Library Program Room, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Learn how to create pictures that capture the essence of your subject.  Learn how to use natural light, creative backgrounds, and interesting locations.  Family, children, group and candid photos will be discussed.  This program is for adult students.

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught photography at Ohlone College for over 25 years.

Attendance is limited to 36 students.  Please sign up for this class at the Adult Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 or contact Eugene at EMarangoni@ACLibrary.org .

 

 

Come hear the Civil War story of David Brainard Griffin, a corporal in the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers, and of the family he left behind as they struggled to survive without him. It is all told through the letters he wrote from the battlefront while he fought to preserve the Union.

Join us for this entertaining and educational event, as author and storyteller Nick K. Adams reads excerpts from his great-grandfather’s letters in full period dress.

Thursday, March 1
2:00 pm
Dublin Library, Bennett Room

Are you a local author living in the Bay Area? Have you published a book? If you answered yes to both questions, you can apply for the Local Author’s Showcase! Co-sponsored by the Dublin Library and the California Writer’s Club, Tri-Valley Branch, the local author showcase will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1 pm in the Community Room of the Dublin Library.

Authors may apply for a table at the showcase beginning March 1st and through April 5th. Applications are available at the Dublin Library or can be found here: Application

We have space for 12 local authors at this first showcase. Applicants will be chosen based on location (Tri-Valley residents will be be given first priority), and the intended audience of their book. We would like a good mix of audience appeal so that all ages can come to meet the authors. All applicants will be notified of their status for the showcase by mid-April. Authors are responsible for bringing copies of their book(s) to sell at the showcase, as well as any promotional material they wish to hand out. This will be a mixer style event, where each author has a table, and is free to speak to as many people as they wish at the event. The library and California Writer’s Club will handle publicity for the event.

For more information, please look at pages 3 and 4 of the application. If you have any further questions, please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at mcayers@aclibrary.org or call (510) 608-1108.

 

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