Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Estate Planning and Write Your Own Will February 26, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m.

Estate planning attorney, Eric Norris will present an informative and entertaining seminar on estate planning.  You’ll discover the pitfalls of probate and how to avoid them. You’ll learn about the advantages of living trusts, especially for the baby boomer generation.  You’ll hear about the importance of an Advance Health Care Directive, and why the local bank may not honor your Durable Power of Attorney.  Finally, Eric will help you execute a valid simple California will on the spot. 


Library closed Monday, Feb. 15 February 12, 2010

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The Sunnyvale Library will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2010, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.  We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.


Interactive Career Planning Exercise, Sat. Feb 13

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The Game of Life: Mapping Out Your Future
Saturday, February 13, 2010
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Library Program Room

Where will life take you?  A walk-through series of interactive booths presented by Homestead High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) guides you along the the major milestones of career planning.  Choose your own path from high school to retirement and every stop on the way.  Drop in any time between 1:00 and 3:00!


Your Library Story February 5, 2010

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Do you have a great library story that you’d like to share with us? Pass it on in words and pictures.

Whether it’s a story about your first visit to the library, a story about how the library has made a difference in your life, your favorite library memory in words and pictures, your favorite place in the library, or what you do when you’re at the library, we’d love to hear your story!

We’ll share selected library stories with the Sunnyvale Library community by featuring entries regularly on the library’s Pass It On blog.

To share your story, click here!

Please remember, by submitting your story, you give your permission for any of the submitted text or photographs to be used by Sunnyvale Public Library in the library’s online and/ or print publications.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Book Alikes part II February 4, 2010

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Once you start looking, you see them everywhere.  See this post for the beginning of our obsession.

[Also, for an extensive and awesome list of historical fiction book alikes, see this post from blog Reading the Past.]

Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins are on the same wavelength. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Big Girl by Danielle Steel, 2010

Poor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins, 2010


Redheads, in sleeveless white dresses, standing in green places, are paying no attention to you at all.

Something Is Out There: Stories by Richard Bausch, 2010

Follow Me, by Joanna Scott, 2009


Geese are peering at you. They prefer primary colors.

Everything You Want, by Barbara Shoup, 2008

Straight Man by Richard Russo, 1997


Tips for Using the USPTO Web Site

Wednesday, February 10, 2-3:30 p.m.


Find patent information on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Web Site.  Locate fees, e-filing with tutorials, attorneys and agents, scam prevention and complaints and useful links.  Look at a file history and status information.  Review the 7-Step Patent Search Strategy with an example.