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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Future Business Leaders Showcase Thursday! May 26, 2010

Filed under: Business,Programs,Teens — svref @ 4:55 pm

Thursday, May 27
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Library Program Room

Members of the Homestead High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will give a multimedia presentation of their award-winning annual projects. See our community’s future leaders in action today.  This program is free and appropriate for adults, teens, and older children.

Each year, thousands of students across the country design year-long projects to increase their understanding of business and develop career skills. Outstanding projects are judged in state and national competitions, where Homestead students have excelled, capturing 13 consecutive State championships and representing California at Nationals. In this fourth annual Library program, a record number of students will present their work.

Here are descriptions of the planned presentations for this year’s event:

American Enterprise focused on career planning this year. Hear about how members learned to make successful career choices, discovered the art of networking, and practiced crucial public speaking skills.

Community Service worked with Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, and promoted healthy living to students and the surrounding community.

Partnership with Business worked with Neurosky, a brain-computer interface technology company that designs products that can be used to control objects without using your hands! Team members helped market Neurosky’s product, the Mindset, and were featured on the local news.

*Business Financial Plan: FBLA members developed a business financial plan to purchase and operate a Coffee Bar. Their aim was to turn the business into a health-conscious cafe catering to individual tastes.

*Business Presentation: A nationwide shortage of K-12 business education teachers now exists. FBLA members created a business presentation to mount a marketing campaign to address this shortage.

*Business Plan: FBLA members present a business plan proposal that they conceived and developed. They will go through all the key points of a real business plan. Listen and see for yourself if you would invest in this company.

Digital Video Production: FBLA members prepared a video for a retail business to help train employees on methods of preventing theft.

*E-Business: The e-business team created a website to celebrate Homestead High School’s hypothetical 50th anniversary. It’s classy. It’s snazzy. Come and see how a celebration should really happen!

*= These presentations were based on hypothetical case-study scenarios and were not implemented in real life.


Classical Guitar with Steve Lin May 21, 2010

Filed under: Music,Programs — svref @ 11:23 am
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 7-8 p.m.

in the Library Program Room


Join classical guitarist and recording artist, Steve Lin, for a live concert with interactive discussion and reflection. 

To enhance the appreciation of the music, the artist will talk briefly about each piece before performing it and encourage the audience to write down impressions and thoughts while listening.  After playing the music, the audience will be guided in discussion.

Steve Lin has two albums, Eliot Fisk Guitar Series, Vol. 1 and Imagen. He has performed concerts throughout the United States, Italy, the Philipines and Taiwan.  Steve has been invited to teach master classes and to conduct workshops in the U.S. and abroad.  He holds a masters degree from Yale School of Music and is completing his doctorate from the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk. As adjunct professor at San Jose State University, Steve teaches guitar and guitar ensemble.  He also teaches privately at area colleges and maintains a private studio.


Learn to Use Picasa May 20, 2010

Filed under: photography,Programs — svref @ 8:00 am

Want to do photo editing, organizing, and sharing? All of these are easy with Google’s free Picasa tool. Join Chris Willis from HP Labs as he goes through the features of Picasa and shows you how to use it to do all these things and more. This free class will be held at the Library on Monday, May 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A photographer for more than 20 years, Willis has worked at and is currently at HP Labs in their Media Understanding Laboratory, where he works on creating new ways of sharing photographs. He has taught photography classes at local libraries for the past 5 years.


Sunnyvale Art Club exhibition May 18, 2010

Filed under: Art,Art Exhibitions,Uncategorized — svref @ 12:59 pm

On the weekend of June 5 and 6, the Sunnyvale Art Club will have an art show at the Sunnyvale Public Library. Over 70 pieces of artwork in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and other media will be shown. The show will be from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

On Saturday at 12 p.m. we will have a reception of the show.

Noted artist Terri Hill will be judging the artwork on display on Saturday. Terri  has been producing colorful works of art for the last 32 years. Her background in photography, art direction, marketing, advertising and graphic design have all influenced her watercolor paintings.


Los Gatos Ritmo, Latin Rhythm Percussionists May 17, 2010

Filed under: Music — svref @ 12:29 pm

Los Gatos Ritmo, a Latin rhythm percussionist trio, will present a history of congas, some instructions, and a live performance on:

 Saturday, May 22, 2010
2-3:30 p.m.

at the Sunnyvale Public Library.  Audience participation will be encouraged. Come young and old and be prepared to move your feet. 


Is Your Blood Pressure Controlling You? May 13, 2010

Filed under: Health,Programs — svref @ 1:39 pm
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The Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Sunnyvale Public Library will present A Conversation with Nancy Jacobson, MS, RD, CDE: Is Your Blood Pressure Controlling You? next Thursday, May 20 from 7  p.m. – 8 p.m.  Nancy Jacobson, from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation will talk about high blood pressure as the number two preventable cause of death in America, the DASH Diet and the latest prevention guidelines.