Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Tree Trim November 29, 2007

Filed under: Holidays,stories — svref @ 9:44 am

clip_image002.gifListen to stories and create decorations for the Library’s holiday tree.  For children 3 and older and their families.

Thursday, December 13, 7 p.m.


Blogs & Blogging class November 28, 2007

Filed under: Classes,Technology — svref @ 9:00 am

word_puzzle.jpgWednesday, December 5, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The popularity of blogs has exploded over the past few years and is transforming the way the Web works. Come hear practical ideas for launching your web presence. Learn about free tools to create a blog in minutes and how new technologies can help you reach the world with your message.


I Have an Idea, Now What? November 27, 2007

Filed under: intellectual property,invention,Patents & Trademarks — svref @ 8:43 am
 Tuesday, December 4, 2-4 p.m.

light-bulb.jpgHow do you start to turn your great invention idea into reality?  Find out about different kinds of intellectual property rights.  How  much does it cost and how long does it take to get a patent and a trademark?  Discover free resources for researching your invention.  Learn about the steps you can take now.



Familiar Face on the Field November 26, 2007

Filed under: Local History,Sports — svref @ 5:54 pm

ap071125026220.jpgIf you were watching yesterday’s thrilling San Francisco 49ers overtime victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the player who scored the game-winning touchdown may have been a familiar name to local football fans.

#95 Tully-Banta Cain, is the 49ers linebacker who recovered a fumble in the end zone during overtime to secure a 37-31 victory on Sunday, November 25, in Arizona. Tully grew up in Sunnyvale and attended Hollenbeck Elementary and Sunnyvale Middle Schools before becoming a multi-sport star at Fremont High.

After graduating from Fremont, Tully played football at Cal and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round in 2003. With the Pats, he earned two Super Bowl rings, in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIX. He joined the 49ers earlier this year as an unrestricted free agent.

Local sports historians will be interested to know that the Library maintains archives of local newspapers from Tully’s years playing football locally. The Library also recently acquired a number of past Fremont High yearbooks, which are being processed and should be available to view in the Sunnyvale Collection soon.  Photo buffs will also want to take a look at the Library’s new AP Images database, where you can view incredible photos from the Associated Press, like the one displayed above.  Access to the database is available within the library now and will be available remotely very soon.

You can read Tully’s biography on Wikipedia or check out his player profile from the San Francisco 49ers website.

(AP Photo/Paul Connors)


Library Closed for Thanksgiving November 21, 2007

Filed under: Community Information,Holidays — svref @ 8:00 am

The Sunnyvale Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 AND Friday, November 23.

We will be open on Saturday during our regular hours, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Please enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!


Yarn Days November 20, 2007

Filed under: crocheting,knitting,Programs — svref @ 9:29 am

knitting_masked_72_dpi.jpgLearn to knit or crochet! Teens and interested adults are welcome to bring their yarn projects to the Library Program Room and have fun while working on them. If you want to learn how, bring some yarn. We’ll supply the knitting needles or crochet hooks and teach you how

Monday, November  26, December 3 and 17, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Diego Rivera November 19, 2007

Filed under: artists,Biography,Mexico — svref @ 7:55 am

diegorivera.jpgArtist Diego Rivera
Monday, November 26, 7 p.m.
A dramatic depiction of the life and work of artist Diego Rivera by art educator Ken Young. For students in 3rd grade and up, teens and adults.