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



Author Zac Unger will speak about his book, “Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye: A Family Field Trip to the Arctic’s Edge in Search of Adventure, Truth, and Mini-Marshmallows.” This program will take place in the Dublin Library Program Room, on Saturday, October 19th, beginning at 2:00 PM and ending around 3:00 PM.

Churchill, Manitoba, is home to a human population of 943, but is better known as “The Polar Bear Capital of the World.” Visitors come from all around the globe to see polar bears in the wild. For one unforgettable “bear season,” Zac Unger, his wife, and his three children moved from Oakland, California, to make it their temporary home. They discovered that it’s really the polar bears who are at home in Churchill, roaming past the coffee shop on the main drag, peering into garbage cans, and scratching their backs against fence posts and doorways.

In his book, Unger describes his spirited and often funny journey to a place where natives, tourists, scientists, conservationists, and the most ferocious predators on the planet converge. In the process he becomes embroiled in the controversy surrounding “polar bear science,” and finds out that some of what we’ve been led to believe about the bears’ imminent extinction may not be quite the case.

Zac Unger is a firefighter and paramedic with the Oakland Fire Department. He is also the author of “Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman,” and has written for Slate, The Economist, and Men’s Journal.

There will be copies of both books for sale at the end of the program.

Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal

Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal

Join us this Saturday, September 22, at 3:30 to meet local authors Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal!  They will be presenting demonstrations and practical information from their new book The Essential Urban Farmer, a how-to guide for a new generation of urban farmers. Copies of their books will be available to purchase and have signed.

Novella Carpenter is the author of the bestselling Farm City, The Education of an Urban Farmer. She lives and farms with her partner Billy, one cat, three ducks, five rabbits, two goats, and 50,000 honeybees.

Willow Rosenthal is the founder of City Slicker Farms in Oakland, and teaches adults and children about gardening and consults with various groups to implement urban farming strategies. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, where they tend a veggie garden of their own.

This FREE program is open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments will be served!