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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

How to Get a Home Loan January 28, 2010

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How to Get a Home Loan

Tuesday, February 2, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave 94086

First time buyer? Come take the mystery out of mortgages with this overview of the application process. Find out what is — and is not — important to lenders.


Improve Your Public Speaking! January 22, 2010

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Do you want to speak and be heard, to advance in your career or simply be a better communicator? At this free program, presented by the local Excalibur Toastmasters, you will learn hands-on how to organize your speech and use your body and vocal variety to persuade, inspire and entertain your audience. Come join the fun! No registration necessary.

Wednesday, January 27

7 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

And check out library books like these to fine tune your public speaking skills.


Genealogy Databases January 20, 2010

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Thursday, January 21, 3-4:30 p.m.

Learn about the Library’s genealogy database, Ancestry Library Edition and other online resources.  The course will cover content, basic searching, viewing, saving, and printing techniques. The class will be held in the Program Room and no registration is required.


Blogs & Blogging class, January 15 January 13, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 3 -5 p.m.
Library Program Room

Open the door to the blogosphere and learn how blogs are reshaping the way the Web works.  Learn about free tools to create a unique Web Page, and technologies to help share your blog with anyone.

This program is free and no registration is required. Online Books & Resources for Literacy & Reading for Everyone! January 8, 2010

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The Center for the Book, in the Library of Congress, was established in the late 1970s to promote reading, literacy and libraries.  offers a great many “Resources” on the menu on the left side of  any  page,  including  “Author Webcasts”, “Booklists”, and “Local/Community Resources”. The “Author Webcasts” include videos of such authors as Tom Gjelten, Stephenie Meyer, Chinua Achebe, and Sara Paretsky. The “Books and Related Info For” menu on the left side of any page, has sections for “Kids”, “Teens”, “Adults”, and “Educators and Parents”. Within the “Kids” and “Teens” sections are classic books that have been digitized and put online to be read in all their original glory. Classics such as “A Apple Pie”, “Baseball ABC”, and “The Secret Garden” are beautifully captured.


In the “Educators and Parents” section visitors can find wonderful lesson plans, exhibitions, and online activities. Visitors should not miss checking out “Contests: Letters About Literature” on the left hand menu to learn about several writing contests for young children and teens.


Author Suruchi Mohan January 6, 2010

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Please join us Thursday evening, January 14, from 7 -8 p.m. when local author Suruchi Mohan will be reading from and talking about her new novel, Divine Music. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and the author will be signing them.