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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Library Closed December 31-January 1 December 30, 2008

Filed under: Holidays — svref @ 10:00 am
Flickr photo by Christopher Chan

Flickr photo by Christopher Chan

A reminder to all of our customers that the Sunnyvale Library will be closed on New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31, and New Years Day, Thursday, January 1.  We will re-open with normal hours on Friday, January 2, at 10 a.m.

Also, our 2009 magnetic calendars are now available, so please pick one up when you are in the Library next.  We hope to see you in the new year!


Read-Along Shakespeare, Monday, January 5 December 29, 2008

Filed under: Programs — svref @ 8:39 am
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flickr photo by freeparking




Monday, January 5, 2009

7 p.m.

Program Room

Gather with other fans of Shakespeare to read the plays and enyoy them in a very personal way. The group meets the first Monday of every month unless holidays move us to a later Monday.


Library Closed December 24-25 December 23, 2008

Filed under: Holidays — svref @ 1:56 pm
Flickr photo by joshunter

Flickr photo by joshunter

A reminder to all of our customers that the Sunnyvale Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, and Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25.  We will re-open with normal hours on Friday, December 26, at 10 a.m.

All our Library staff would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!


Genealogy Databases December 14, 2008

Filed under: Classes,Databases — svref @ 2:56 pm

Learn about the Library’s genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online.  This hour and a half class will go over the methods for searching, saving and printing.  Discover the pitfalls of searching as well as the excitement of locating your ancestors online.  The class is free and there is no registration.  Join us in the Program Room:

Thursdaresdatabasesy, December 18, 2008


A Budget Friendly Holiday December 9, 2008

Filed under: cooking,Crafts,Holidays,knitting,Nonfiction — svref @ 12:59 pm

Classic Crafts and Recipes for the Holidays

You may already know that Sunnyvale Library is a great place to save money.  The library provides books, DVD’s, magazines, CD’s, computers, educational programs, and a quiet place to study, all for free!

The library is also filled with information that can help you save money during this holiday season.

Instead of buying expensive gifts, you could show your love and appreciation by giving family and friends homemade baked goods.  The library has books on how to make your own cookies, breads, pies, and even a section on holiday cookery.

If baking is not your forte, you could still make very special handmade gifts with the help of the library’s books on knitting, sewing, or scrapbooking.

The library also has books on holiday crafts, so you can save money by making your own holiday cards, wreaths, and homemade wrapping paper. And if Christmas ornaments are not in your budget this year, you could even make your own Christmas decorations.

Handmade items will not only save you money and a trip to the mall during this holiday season.  They might even make the holidays more special for you and your loved ones, because of the thought, love, and personalization that goes into a handmade gift.


I Have an Idea, Now What? December 4, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 2-4 p.m.light-bulb

How do you start to turn your great 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? Learn about the steps you can take now. Discover some free resources for researching an invention. Follow along while a brief, sample patent search is performed. Join us in the Library program room for this free presentation.


Monthly Book Group: “The Space Between Us”

Filed under: Uncategorized — svref @ 11:50 am

jacketaspxNext Thursday,  December 11, the Library’s Monthly Book Group will be discussing Thrity Umrigar’s The Space Between Us. This is a poignant story set in contemporary Mumbai where an upper middle class widow and her impoverished servant share a bond yet are divided by class. Please join us next Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Library Program Room.