Pass It On

Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

Creative Corner September 7, 2010

Filed under: Books,Crafts,felting — svref @ 8:55 am

The library has a wealth of craft books for both beginners and dedicated DIY-ers. Each month, we’ll highlight titles to whet your appetite for a little creativity.

Little Felted Animals, by Marie-Noelle Horvath. Amaze yourself with the lifelike creatures you can craft from a tuft of wool and felting needles. These step-by-step project layouts are easy to follow and good starter projects for those new to felting. The book includes 16 projects – familiar domestic, farm and wild animals that display a real charisma. Library staff thought the Turkish Vann Cat (shown on the book cover) very appealing. Because the projects require sharp felting needles and some patience in the “shaping” of the felted wool, they are more appropriate for teens and adults.


Los Gatos de Ritmo August 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — svref @ 3:13 pm

Los Gatos de RitmoSaturday, September 11

3 p.m.

Library Plaza

Los Gatos de Ritmo, Latin Rhythm Percussionists — presenting a history of congas, instructions, live performance and music accompaniment.  Audience participation encouraged.  Come all, young/old and be prepared to move your feet!


Consumer Health Complete: User-Friendly Information August 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — svref @ 2:00 pm

Doing medical research? Start with Consumer Health Complete. This user-friendly collection has a variety of information, covering topics like medical conditions and procedures, videos about meditation and yoga, and other topics like parenting, mental health information, nutrition and exercise. Search for medical information and news from encyclopedias, reference books, pamphlets and fact sheets; view images and diagrams; watch brief videos; look up drug and herb information and find complementary and alternative medicine information. You can access Consumer Health Complete from the Library Web site: simply follow this link to our database page, select Consumer Health Complete, and enter your library card information when prompted.


Beginners Guide to Diabetes July 28, 2010

Filed under: Health,Programs — svref @ 8:10 am
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Did you know that diabetes is a major health care concern in the United States? If you would like to know more about this disease then join us on Wednesday, August 4 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. for “A Conversation with Judy Farnsworth, RD, CDE: Beginners Guide to Diabetes”.  Judy Farnsworth from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation will talk about diabetes as a major healthcare concern in America, four ways to prolong/avoid diabetes and the latest prevention guidelines.

Presented by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sunnyvale Public Library


Learn How to Attract Birds to Your Garden July 21, 2010

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Would you like to see more birds in your backyard? Then join us Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. for Attracting Birds to the Garden. Toby Goldberg from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and Arvind Kumar from the California Native Plant Society will discuss creating a bird-friendly backyard habitat, and introduce common backyard visitors and the plants most likely to attract them.


An Evening with Opera San José July 8, 2010

Filed under: Music,Programs — svref @ 4:14 pm
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Would you like to spend a summer evening listening to beautiful music? Next Wednesday, July 14, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., the Library will be hosting its annual Evening with Opera San José program. Opera San José artists will perform selections from the upcoming 2010-2011 season. Selections will be from The Barber of Seville, Tosca and La Bohème.


Buying a Digital Camera — Monday, June 28 June 26, 2010

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Want to buy a new digital camera? Don’t know what to look for? Don’t know what a megapixel is or what camera modes are? Please join us on Monday, June 28 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for Buying a Digital Camera.

Chris Willis from HP Labs will go through the basics of what to buy and what it all means.