The Dublin Singers will present a concert themed "The Times of Our Lives" May 1-3 at the Abbey Theater of the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

The Dublin Singers will present a concert themed "The Times of Our Lives" May 1-3 at the Abbey Theater of the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

Directed by Mary Fran Cassidy and accompanied by Kearney Lykins III, the Singers will perform selections highlighting many of the times of our personal and national lives -- from songs about birth, growing up and growing old to Civil War-era songs and an original composition by Dublin native Jacob Yandura honoring Sept. 11, 2001.

"The Time of Our Lives" will be performed Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and seniors 55 and older.

Tickets are available from any member of the chorus, by calling Cheryl at (614) 326-0051, or by sending a check payable to The Dublin Singers to P.O. Box 163, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, if seats remain.

The Dublin Singers will perform a preview of "The Times of Our Lives" at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church's Music at Seven Concert Series, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Tickets are not required, and a free-will offering will be received.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is located at 5475 Brand Road, Dublin. More information can be obtained at www.princeofpeacedublin.org.

Dublin-based OCLC was given a $5-million grant to educate the public on the needs of local libraries across the country.

The nonprofit library service and research organization received the grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a public information campaign to "heighten awareness of the needs of local libraries and increase support for the services they provide during these challenging times," a release from the OCLC said.

With libraries across the nation facing funding problems because of the economic recession, OCLC will begin a pilot program in Georgia and Iowa this summer. Other communities for the pilot program will be chosen later this spring.

The program will go out to communities across the country later this year, the release said.