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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.


A Century of Service: 1914-2014

A Century of Service: Dublin Library, 1914-1924

If you are interested in more information about this exhibit, check out the exhibit catalog.  Copies are at both the Dublin Library and the Heritage Musuem. 



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