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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Becoming Your Own Advocate July 30, 2009

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Please join us Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 7 p.m. for

A Conversation with Gwendolyn Smith, MSW: Becoming Your Own Advocate

Gwendolyn Smith, Master of Social Work (MSW), will discuss, in a broad context, becoming your own advocate in areas like health care, special education/children with special needs, child support, mental health and more. She will address questions such as: What does it mean to advocate for myself? Why is this skill important? How do I advocate for myself? When do I advocate for myself? What if I am uncomfortable advocating for myself, where can I go to seek help? How do I locate resources in the community?

No registration necessary.


Fundamentals of Grassroots Fundraising July 15, 2009

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Join us in the library program room Thursday, July 23rd, at 7 p.m., and learn about the basics of fundraising.

Demi Yezgi, a community leader, fundraiser and award-winning social entrepreneur, will discuss proven strategies to make your efforts to raise money successful and joyful. Learn the fundamentals of grassroots fundraising, the psychology of giving and specific resources to empower your passion.

The program is free and open to all.  Even if you can’t attend, check out these library resources about raising money for your favorite cause!


Monthly Book Group: “The Post-American World” July 13, 2009

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PostAmericanThis coming Thursday, July 16, the Library’s Monthly Book Group will be discussing Fareed Zakaria’s The Post-American World. In this book, the author shows how the growth of countries like China, India and others are affecting the global economy and geopolitics – and what this means for the United States as it faces the challenges of this global era. Please join us at 7 p.m.

Note: The discussion will take place on the second floor of the Library in the conference room to your left. If anyone needs to use the elevator, please ask for assistance at the Adult Reference desk. Thank you.