Teen Book Spine Poetry Contest

Grab a bunch of books with interesting titles! Stack them up and arrange them so that the titles make a poem! Take a (clear) photo and share it with us! Contest is open to teens in grades 6 and up.

Contest ends April 30, 2015

Download the flyer for more information.


Reimagine the Civic Center

How can we improve services and facilities at the Civic Center (Library, City Hall, Public Safety)?

Attend the first community workshop that will focus on the vision and success criteria for the project.

And/or use this survey to give us feedback.

Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. - noon
Library Program Room


Zinio - Free Online Magazines

Use your Library card to check out and download popular magazines in digital format for free! Read on a computer, tablet, or phone.

Visit Zinio for Libraries or ask a Librarian for help getting started.


Film Screening

Join Sunnyvale Public Library and the Sustainable Community Gardens, Charles Street Gardens and Full Circle Farms, as we screen and discuss the documentary, What's on Your Plate. This film is a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics.

Thursday, April 23, 6-8:30 p.m.
Library Program Room


Flash Fiction

Learn flash fiction in a snap! In this workshop, MFA Creative Writing Instructor Ben Black will reveal techniques for building conflict, resolution, and tension in short-short story style.

Monday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Library Program Room


Bale eBook Launch

BALE eBook Launch: Sunnyvale Public Library is publishing an eBook, "By the Bay", an anthology of short stories and poetry set in the Bay Area!

Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m.
Library Program Room


Science and Math Discussion Group: Euler's Number

Our presentation describes the origin of “e”, explains why “e” is important, and describes many applications starring “e”. Although the story of “e” began over 300 years ago, it continues unabated today.

Monday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Library Program Room


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Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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*Catalog/Account Notice*

Library catalog, databases and account access will not be available on Wednesday, April 22, beginning at 6 a.m. due to a software upgrade. This message will be removed when services have been restored. Thank you for your patience while we work to improve Library services.

Library Make-HER Space for Girls

This spring, the Library will become a Make-HER space for girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). A tech-savvy team of LadyMakers will lead girls ages 8 - 12 and their moms through fun and creative engineering, circuitry, and design challenges. Register online and follow the progress of our Make-HER girls.

This program series is supported by a Pacific Library Partnership Innovation and Technology Grant.

Interactive California Permit and Driving Tests

Did you know that 72 percent of people fail their DMV driving test the first time? Increase your chances of success by taking these realistic practice exams.

This resource includes the 2015 California DMV Handbook and is trusted by public libraries. Access the practice tests.

Free Streaming Movies and Music

The Library features free streaming movies, TV, music, and audiobooks. Watch on your computer or use the hoopla app to download content temporarily to your smartphone, tablet, computer, or Apple TV. 
Create a hoopla digital account with your Sunnyvale library card.

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The Library Goes Mobile!

Mobile!Use the Library on the go with our new Sunnyvale Public Library app powered by Boopsie. Now you can search the catalog, view holds, find Library events, renew materials, and browse our eResources from the palm of your hand. Visit your device's app store to download Sunnyvale Library Boopsie for free! Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and more. 

Discover and Go Free Museum Pass Program

Discover & Go Museum Pass ProgramLooking for a free, fun, educational outing for the family or an excursion for out-of-town guests? Sunnyvale Public Library has joined with other libraries to offer Discover & Go passes for Library cardholders to many Northern California museums and cultural institutions.

Discover & Go is a new service that allows Sunnyvale Library cardholders to print passes online for specific museums. Each Discover & Go pass expires the day after the reservation date. Library cardholders can reserve up to two passes at one time. Some of the museums that are available for free or at discounted prices include: The Marine Mammal Center, Charles M. Schulz Museum, The Tech Museum and the Pacific Pinball Museum. The full list of participating museums that are available to Sunnyvale Library cardholders can be found by going to Discover & Go.


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