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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Dr. Harold Luft: Prescription for Health Care Reform April 28, 2009

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luftaspx1Next Tuesday, May 5, 2009, Dr. Harold Luft, author of Total Cure: The Antidote to the Health Care Crisis, will speak at the Sunnyvale Public Library at 7 p.m.

Proposals for reforming the health care system typically focus on increasing private coverage or expanding government-sponsored plans. Coverage for everyone may not provide quality care, flexibility for clinicians and ways to continually improve the value of health care. Addressing issues like these, Dr. Harold Luft will present his proposal for health care reform as described in Total Cure.

Hal Luft, PhD, is a health economist who had been on the faculty at Stanford University and UCSF for 35 years. He recently became Director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, with research focused, in part, on hospital competition, HMOs, quality of care, incentives in medical care, and health care reform. He is the author of over 200 journal articles and the author or editor of five books.

Please join us Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Library Program Room.


Read-Along Shakespeare – The Comedy of Errors April 27, 2009

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The Comedy of Errors
Monday, May 4, 2009
7 p.m.
Program Room

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


Yarn Days April 22, 2009

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knitting_masked_72_dpiLearn to knit or crochet!  Teens and interested adults are invited to bring their yarn and 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 needles or crochet hook and show you how.

Monday April 27, May 4, 18, and June 8, 22
3 – 5  p.m.
Program Room


Pro/Con Presentation for May 19 Election April 20, 2009

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April 28, 2009
7-8:30 p.m.
Program Room

The League of  Women Voters Cupertino/Sunnyvale will present pros and cons of the six state propositions on the ballot May 19. Some background information on the state budget will also be provided. The program is conducted as part of the LWV voter education mission and strives to provide unbiased information. Open to the public.


10 Year Anniversary of Read-Along Shakespeare April 13, 2009

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2 – 4 p.m.
Program Room

Join us to celebrate the 10th year of Read-Along Shakespeare at the Sunnyvale Public Library and Shakespeare’s 445th Birthday.  We’ll be reading from three plays, Richard the Third, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.  Scripts will be provided so there is no need to bring copies of the plays.  We’ll also be showing clips from favorite films of Shakespeare plays and playing period and contemporary music. 

This is an adult program.  No sign-up required.


Monthly Book Group: “The World Without Us”

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This coming Thursday, April 16, the Library’s Monthly Book Group will be discussing Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us. In this book, the author explores what the world would be like if all humans suddenly vanished.

The author, Alan Weisman, has an interesting Web site for the book. The multimedia section includes videos, podcasts, an interactive map and more.

Please join us at 7 p.m. We usually meet in the Library Program Room but this month our discussion will be on the second floor of the Library. You will find the stairs to the right of the Adult Reference desk . As you enter the upstairs area, the room is to your left. If anyone needs to use the elevator, please stop at the Adult Reference desk and a librarian will assist you.


Library Closed Sunday, April 12 April 9, 2009

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Flickr photo by barron

The Sunnyvale Library will be closed on Sunday, April 12, for the Easter holiday.  The Library will re-open on Monday, April 13, at 10 a.m. with normal hours.