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.

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Friends of Dublin Library’s Fall Book Sale will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Sunday, October 1st, 2017, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 30th:  Members Only – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Open to Public – 11:00 AM – 4:00 p.m.

Shop for bargain treasures at the Friends of the Dublin Library fall book sale!  The sale includes gently used hardbacks and paperbacks, children’s books, media such as DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs.   The first two hours of Saturday’s sale is reserved for members only.  New memberships can be purchased at the door starting at 8:30 a.m. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals, 18 & over; $20 for a Family Membership and $100 for a Lifetime Membership.

Sunday, October 1st is  Bag Day.  Fill a bag with books for only $4.00.  Bags are provided.

All proceeds benefit the Dublin Library.

Also check the Friends’ online bookstore at http://fdl.alibrisstore.com
Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252

Teen Book Talk features book, movie, and local event reviews written by local teen writers. This week, we’re sharing a double review of the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Scarlet.

Teen reviewers select which books and movies they’d like to review, and also which local events to attend and review. All opinions are those of the reviewers. **Teens use a scale of 1-5 stars, with one star being poor and five stars being excellent, for their reviews**

Sahana N., Teen Reviewer

Book Title: Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Book Format: Book

Year of Publication: 2012

Appeal: Marie Lu, Veronica Roth, and Kiera Cass fans (Middle School)

Rating: 5/5

Cinderella mostly brings the idea of a silky blue ball gown, elegantly rare glass slippers, and a sweet story about love at first sight. Cinder is Cinderella reimagined, in a power packed way you would never expect her.

Linh Cinder is the best mechanic in all of New Beijing. But, she’s different from everyone else. Cinder is a cyborg; one that can tell when someone’s lying, download information, fix practically anything, and even has the perks of not blushing or crying. In New Beijing, being a cyborg isn’t as incredible as it seems. Terrorized by her stepmother and first stepsister, Cinder’s life doesn’t look so good. Especially when her second step-sister and best friend is diagnosed with letumosis, the deadly and rapidly killing pandemic that mysteriously appeared in her country, Cinder has no option but to submit for testing for the cure under her cruel step-mother’s wishes.

At the palace where she undergoes medical testing, Cinder meets Kai, the soon to be emperor, whose father is suffering from the deadly disease and who is torn apart by duty and his heart. Picked up by the whirlwind of her heart, but let down by the gust of reality, Cinder must try to follow a path that has been set for her while making choices for herself, and discovering her identity. But what Cinder learns about herself and her shattering past, can either build the future back up or tear it down.

As you read the book, you’re yanked into Cinder’s bustling world, by a hand made of love, treachery, sadness, betrayal, and a whole lot of strength. Cinder shows you how being different from everyone isn’t as easy as it seems, and you get to feel her anger, her misery, her fear, her enthusiasm, and her love. I would recommend this book to almost anyone who wants to read a good Young Adult book. If you have enjoyed series like Legend, Red Queen, Selection, and Divergent, this book will be an exact fit. Cinder was thrillingly perfect and my favorite aspect of it was that there was an immersive infusion of the beloved classic Cinderella, yet at the same time, the story was much more complex, contrasting in certain areas, and breathtakingly beautiful.

 

Janice L., Teen Reviewer

Book Title: Scarlet

Author: Marissa Meyer

Book Format: Book

Year of Publication: 2013

Who will book appeal to?: Teenagers

Rating: 4 stars (1 = did not like it and 5 = it was amazing)

This novel is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, preceding after Cinder . I actually did not read Cinder before reading Scarlet , so I can’t form a judgement on this sequel in comparison to Cinder as the continuation of the storyline in Cinder.

The pacing of the story was a bit too slow in the beginning, but events finally picked up the pace later on as the story unfolded. At some parts of the story, I thought the fight scenes weren’t described well, but the descriptions improved, especially in one of the conflicts towards the end of the novel.

Overall, I enjoyed the adventure in the plot and the humor in Cinder’s perspective in her banters with Thorne. I also liked the switch-off between the two different perspectives of Cinder and Scarlet in the chapters of the book as their lives became more intertwined with each other. Kai’s perspective was also switched off between chapters, but I did not enjoy those chapters in particular since they seemed boring to me. I believe the reason why I did not enjoy his perspective as much as the others is because I haven’t read Cinder, so I don’t know the history between Kai and Cinder. Meyer conjured a fascinating connection between them, and I admit I was surprised when I found out the story behind how they were connected. I love that there is a romance element to this novel as well, but this novel doesn’t base its entire plot around the romance. I would highly recommend this book, especially to those that like novels that are spin-offs of fairy tales and to those that enjoy adventure and romance in a novel.

 

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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.

 

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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.