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Your Alameda County Library System is pleased to announce that the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) is now part of the Discover & Go system, which allows library card holders free or reduced-price tickets to museums and cultural institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

SF MOMA now offers Alameda County Library card holders  a  discount pass, which is good for group admission:

Adult ticket price of $14.00 per ticket per adult (regular adult admission $18.00).

Youth ticket price of $8.00 per ticket per youth (regular youth admission $11.00).

The discount pass is valid for all adults and youth in the group. Children 12 and under are free.  Please present the discount pass at the museum’s box office.

The following conditions apply for use of Discover & Go passes:

  • You must live in Alameda County.
  • You must be at least 15 years old.
  • You may not use an e-card or institutional card, you must have a physical library card.
  • You may have up to 2 reservations at a time.
  • You may cancel a reservation only if you have not already printed the admission pass.
  • The pass is for use only by the person named and only on the date specified. No photocopies are allowed. Valid ID is required.

Discover & Go passes can be obtained online by going to the Alameda County Library website at http://www.aclibrary.org/ and then clicking on the orange Discover & Go icon in the center of the main library webpage.

Discover & Go can also be accessed at http://guides.aclibrary.org/discover and at http://discover.aclibrary.org/

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      Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

 Sir Francis Bacon, English author and philosopher (1561 – 1626)

Dublin Library is pleased to announce its first Edible Cook Contest.  If you want to show off your cooking skills (and your taste in books), create an edible book and enter it in this contest. 

Entry forms for the Edible Book Contest are available at the Dublin Library Information Desk. 

Contest Rules: 

Ages:  Teen to Adult, 13 to Infinity.

(Group entries are welcome, too!  These can be book groups, service clubs, etc.) 

Each entry must be at least 95% edible (made of food or foodstuffs).  Refrigeration will NOT be available.  Please do not use extremely perishable ingredients. 

Entries can be based on a book title, character in a book, or pun of a book title; can look like a book; can be an interpretation of a cover or character. 

Actual books displayed with the entry are encouraged, but not required. 

One entry per person.  The base of the entry can be no larger than 18 inches wide. 

You must be present to win.  

Submit entry forms by Thursday, July 19, 2012.  Turn in your entry form (filling in both sides) at the Dublin Library Information Desk. 

Entries must have a tent card with entrant’s name & entry title.  (We will not be tasting or serving entries at this event.)  The tent card is on the back of your contest entry form.

 Prizes will be awarded for:

 Best Book Theme

Funniest / “Pun”-iest

People’s Choice

 Schedule for Contest Day: 

1:00 – 2:00 pm    Contestants drop off entries

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    Public viewing and judging

3:00 p.m.    Prizes announced and awarded

 Entries must be picked up by 3:30 pm

 

Dublin Library, along with all other branches of your Alameda County Library System, now offers a new way to get free or reduced-price tickets to museums and cultural institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area.   

The Discover & Go system allows members of the Alameda County Library System to access the following museums and cultural institutions at the present time: 

Aquarium of the Bay

Asian Art Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bedford Gallery

California Historical Society

Cartoon Art Museum

Charles M. Schultz Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Exploratorium

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Marine Mammal Center (discount only)

Museum of Children’s Art

Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Oakland Museum

Oakland Zoo

Pacific Pinball Museum

San Jose Museum of Art

Tech Museum of Innovation (discount only)

USS Hornet

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The following conditions apply for use of Discover & Go passes:

  • You must live in Alameda County.
  •  You must be at least 15 years old.
  • You may not use an e-card or institutional card, you must have a physical library card.
  • You may have up to 2 reservations at a time.
  • You may cancel a reservation only if you have not already printed the admission pass.
  • The pass is for use only by the person named and only on the date specified. No photocopies are allowed. Valid ID is required.

Discover & Go passes can be obtained online by going to the Alameda County Library website at http://www.aclibrary.org/ and then clicking on the orange Discover & Go icon in the center of the main library webpage. 

Discover & Go can also be accessed at http://guides.aclibrary.org/discover and at http://discover.aclibrary.org/

Photo of M. Sarah KliseShow off your creativity this Saturday at the Dublin Library and help us kick off National Library Week, April 10 – 16, with a very special family fun night. Children’s book illustrator, M. Sarah Klise, will present a fabulous, fun-filled drawing class especially for school-aged children and their families. This event has been generously funded by the Friends of the Dublin Library.
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Sarah is the illustrator of many children’s books, including the Regarding series of books, written by sister Kate Klise, which are told entirely through letters, memos, and newspaper clippings. Sarah draws and paints in her studio in Berkeley and teaches drawing to both children and adults in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Drawing Tips from Sarah Klise

Family Story Nights are a grand tradition at the Dublin Library.  Featuring stories of Fall, including a shiver or two, the tales will be sure to appeal to the young at heart. Won’t you join us Wednesday evening, 10/29, around 6:30pm in the picturebook area of the library? We’d love to see your smiling faces.