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The City of Dublin Heritage Center and the Dublin Library are proud participants in the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP).
The goal of LHDRP is to preserve local history resources such as historical photographs, providing permanent public access to a digital version. Working together, the Heritage Center and Dublin Library digitized 200 original photographs owned by the Museum.
These photographs tell Dublin’s story from Mexican land grants to early pioneers and immigrants. They reveal Dublin’s farming and ranching roots and its growth from a tiny, rural community to a thriving city. Pioneer families such as the Kolbs, Tehans, Murrays, Reimers and Fallons are well represented, as are historic buildings such as Old St. Raymonds, the Green Store and Murray School.
This project is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
California Digital Library – www.cdlib.org
Calisphere – www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu
Dublin Heritage Parks and Museums – http://dublinca.gov/index.aspx?NID=269
Online Archive of California – www.oac.cdlib.org
Dublin is located at the crossroads of the 680/580 freeways and encompasses 14 square miles of flatlands and rolling hills. Once the home to the Ohlone Indians and Mexican rancheros, Dublin was quickly settled by successive waves of immigrants to California that continues to this day. In 2010, the population was 46,063, a nearly 56% change from the 2000 census. The city has carefully managed its growth with new parks, a new community center, senior center and the new Dublin Library. In 2011, Dublin was named an All American City by the National Civic League. Major companies in Dublin include Carl Zeiss Meditec, Sybase Corporation, and Hexcel.
Friends of the Dublin Library
Address: 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA 94568
Meetings: Monthly - 2nd Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
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The Friends are a volunteer organization of people interested in books and libraries and committed to supporting the Dublin Library. The Friends offer two booksales a year, sponsor a lobby booksale and silent auction, and sell books online. Funds from booksales support programs for children, teens and adults, as well as other service and equipment needs of the Library.
The Friends always needs additional volunteers to help sort donations and work the booksales. Newcomers are warmly invited to attend the monthly meetings and find out more about how you can help the Dublin Library.
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Opening Celebration, May 30, 6:30-8:30 PM
Heritage Park & Museums
6600 Donlon Way
In May, 1914, when Dublin had a population of just 40 people, a new branch library opened in a tiny room in the Green Store. The first County Librarian for Alameda County Library, Mary Barmby, wrote about Dublin’s first day: “To the public opening, people came from all about, in such numbers, one wondered where they came from.” Today, with a population nearing 50,000 residents, the Dublin Library celebrates its centennial with an exhibit in the Little Classroom at the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums called A Century of Service: A Visual History of the Dublin Library. The exhibit opens May 14 and continues until July 31. It is dedicated to Virginia Bennett, Dublin’s first children's librarian, Library Manager and a champion for library services from 1967 to 1979.
Join library staff, city officials, friends and the general public for an opening celebration of the exhibit on Friday evening, May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Reminisce with us about card catalogs, summer reading games from long ago, and disappearing formats such as vinyl records and videos. A short program in the Old St. Raymond's Church will be followed by refreshments and tours of the exhibit.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by Alameda County Library, the City of Dublin, the Dublin Historical Preservation Association and the Friends of the Dublin Library. The Dublin Heritage Museum is located at 6600 Donlon Way and is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.