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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!

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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

 

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.


Did you already get your two free books this summer? Earn up to two prize books by participating in Alameda County Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Ready for Tomorrow.” If you haven’t yet signed up for Summer Reading, then there’s no time like the present! Simply visit http://summer.aclibrary.org and register yourself and/or the children in your family. It’s going on now through September 15.

How do you get free books? By earning points. It’s easy. Just go back to http://summer.aclibrary.org and log the minutes or hours that you’ve spent reading. You will get points based on how much time you read. Or, check out our fun list of activities and choose a few to go out and do. You can, for example, “Plant a seed and watch it grow,” or “Try a new food from a different country.” Mark off online the activity you’ve completed and you earn points.

You can also earn points by doing one of our weekly activities and getting a secret code to enter online. Past challenges included matching up animal tracks with the animal that made them, or deciding whether certain objects would sink or float when placed in water. Come in to the library Monday – Thursday, Noon – 4:00 pm, now through July 27 to earn your secret code.

All ages from kids to adults can participate! When you reach 250 points and 500 points you can pick out a free book from our prize book cart. Children and teens will also receive a museum pass at the 250 point level.  At 500 points you will also be automatically entered in the end of summer Grand Prize Drawing (you must have entered an email or phone number at registration to qualify).

Grand Prize Drawing Prize for Kids:

SRG kids prize

Grand Prize Drawing Prize for Teens and for Adults:

SRG teen prize

So what are you waiting for? Register now!

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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.

 

Playland In San Francisco

Playland at the Beach (also known as Whitney’s Playland beginning in 1928) was a 10-acre seaside amusement park next to the north end of Ocean Beach, in the Richmond District at the western edge of San Francisco, where Cabrillo and Balboa streets are now. It began as a collection of amusement rides and concessions in the late 19th century and was known as Chutes At The Beach as early as 1913. It closed Labor Day weekend in 1972.

Many older residents of the San Francisco Bay Area – including three of the staff of Dublin Library – remember Playland-at-the-Beach fondly.   If you’ve seen the carousel located in Yerba Buena Gardens off Fourth Street in downtown San Francisco, perhaps you know that it was originally located at Playland-at-the-Beach.  Have you eaten an It’s-It ice cream sandwich?  The It’s-It ice cream sandwich was invented in 1928 by George Whitney and sold only at Playland-at-the-Beach for 40 years.  After the closure and demolition of Playland, the ice cream sandwich was made and sold elsewhere and can now be purchased in 15 states.

Presenter Frank Biafore, Master of Fabulous Fun at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach in El Cerrito, will show slides and discuss this bit of San Francisco history on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, in the Dublin Library Program Room.  The program will be from 2:00 – 3:30 PM.

 

 

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Free Tax Assistance will be available at the Dublin Library every Saturday, beginning Saturday, February 6, 2016 through Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room.

This program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Trained volunteers will assist with U.S. Federal and California State income tax and e-filing.

Appointments will be available for morning sessions. The Library will begin accepting appointments on Monday, February 1st, 2016. You may call the Library at (925) 803-7252 during normal open hours or sign up in person at the Reference Desk.

Drop-ins with no appointment are welcome at any time, from 10:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be served on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of volunteer staff.

There will be no Tax Assistance offered on Saturday, March 12, 2016, due to the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Civic Center.

 

 

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