Last Thursday evening, the Dublin Library hosted a special program as part of United Against Hate Week (November 11-18, 2018). The library held a film screening of Waking in Oak Creek, and then held a community discussion.

One of our teen volunteers attended the event, and wrote the following about the program:

“A few days ago, I attended the “United Against Hate” program that took place here in the Dublin Library. At the event, we watched a film called Waking in Oak Creek, a heartwarming documentary about a community’s effort to support love and peace after a tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

The film was very moving. It told the stories of the friendly Sikh worshipers who were horribly attacked, the brave police officers who came to help, and the supportive community that came together in the aftermath. Rather than focusing on the tragedy itself, the film was mainly centered on the people’s uplifting efforts, leaving us all with hope and positivity.

Once the film was over, we all came together and discussed what steps we could take to support the ideas of love and peace throughout the city. Everyone contributed new and meaningful ideas to the discussion. We hoped by that spreading awareness and by making everyone feel like a part of the community, we could prevent future tragedies and create a safe, peaceful environment for everyone.

In the end, the “United Against Hate” event was a great way to bring people together and to support a positive message. It definitely moved me, and I hope that everyone in the community will take action to support the cause.”

Archit K., teen reviewer

Event: “United Against Hate” Program at the Dublin Library

Event Date: November 15, 2018

Film Watched: Waking in Oak Creek

Film Release Date: September 9, 2014

MPAA Rating: N/A

Personal Score: 4/5 stars

Film Genres: Activism, Documentary

 

 

 

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The library has many free programs each week for people to enjoy. Here are a few of our upcoming events:

Saturday, October 13th:

eBook Help, 11 am -12 pm Teen volunteers are available to assist with questions about the library’s eBook collections, downloading eBooks to a phone or tablet, etc.  eBook Help is available most Tuesdays from 6-7 pm, and most Saturdays, from 11 am -12 pm.

Cyber Ed Presents: Phishing Scams and Cybersecurity, 2-3:30 pm A free workshop for adults interested in learning about phishing, how to prevent being a victim of online scams, and tips for creating strong passwords.

Thursday, October 25th:

Escape the Brig! An Escape Room adventure for adults, 6-8 pm Registration is required for this free event. Join with a group of friends and race against the clock to see if you can solve the puzzles, and escape the brig!

Saturday, October 27th:

Family Board Games, 1-2:30 pm Join us for our monthly afternoon of board game play. The library has a selection of games available for play, including Uno, Checkers, Connect 4, Sorry!, Candyland, and more.

Monday, November 5th:

Author Visit with Meg Fleming, 4-5 pm Local author Meg Fleming will be at the library to talk about her writing and her newest picture book, Sometimes Rain. She will also be signing books (copies will be available for purchase at the event). Program sponsored by Towne Center Books.

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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 .

 

 

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With increasing taxes, mounting debts, the tightening of government regulations, and the ever- increasing complexity of our financial system, today’s retirees face more of the financial challenges than ever before. At this free workshop, Surviving the Retirement Perfect Storm, CPA and Certified Financial Planner John Lau will show you how to navigate through today’s financial challenges to properly plan for your retirement.  This workshop will be offered on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, in the Virginia S. Bennett Room a Dublin Library.

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Come to see principal singers perform excerpts from the Livermore Valley Opera’s forthcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Un Ballo in Maschera.  This free program will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Dublin Library Community Room, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA.

This popular opera contains a tragic love triangle, a sinister conspiracy, jealousy, betrayal, guilt, and forgiveness wove together with lighter moments that provide some relief in the manner of a Shakespearean tragedy.  Musically, this is one of Verdi’s most lyrically sophisticated operas.

Tenor Christopher Bengochea will be singing the role of “Riccardo.”  Soprano Sarah Cambidge will be singing the role of “Amelia.”

 

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Go beyond point and shoot photography!  In this free class, you will learn basic digital camera operations, custom settings, and editing and storing digital pictures.  Bring your own digital camera and instruction manual for hands-on practice.

This class will be offered on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, in the Dublin Library Program Room, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin , CA.  .

Class instructor Gerry Mooney is a professional photography who taught at Ohlone College for 5 years.

There is a maximum of 36 students for this class.  Registration is required.  Go to the Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 to register.  For more information, call Eugene at (510) 608-1117 or e-mail emarangoni@aclibrary.org

 

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Are you unsure of how changes in tax laws will affect your returns?  Come to a free  workshop, Personal Tax Workshop – The New Tax Laws – Keep More of What You Make, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Virginia S. Bennett Room of the Dublin Library.
CPA and Certified Financial Planner John Lau will review the new tax reform that is now going through reconciliation process and due to be complete before the end of the year. In January we expect to know who the winners and losers are, and how you may jump start your tax savings in 2018 with new planning strategies to take advantage of the new tax laws.