Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/11/2019


"DAILY SCANDAL MONGER" Criticism of journalism in 1897 art detail, from- The "new journalism" beats him - Ehrhart. 

Daily Thoughts 12/11/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Intelligent Investor, The Revised Edition by Benjamin Graham Preface and Appendix by Warren E. Buffet, Updated With New Commentary by Jason Zweig.  This is a classic book on investing.  It is the second time I have read this book.  The last part of this book is about different investors who used value investing successfully.

This morning, there is an early meeting for the staff at 9:30 a.m.

I finished writing my monthly report.

The staff meeting went well.  We discussed the payroll system, hiring more people, and the upcoming budget.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some of the material in the mezzanine.

We worked on shifting some books on the main floor of the library.

I discussed some science books to purchase.

I started reading Behavioral Finance What Everyone Needs to Know by H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and John R. Nofsinger.

Web Bits


Preparing My Library for the 2020 Census




Preparing Your Library for the 2020 Census-- Youtube Video



Bill Gates' Top Five Holiday Book Picks



Iowa Man Spends Months In Library to Become Teacher


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/10/2019

File:The Census at Bethlehem by Pieter Brueghel (II) Bonnefantenmuseum 677.jpg
The Census At Bethlehem, Peter Breughel The Younger, Between 1579 and 1638

Daily Thoughts 12/10/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Intelligent Investor.  I am reading about a variety of stocks to not invest in.

I shifted some books on the main floor of the library.

I checked a few books in the mezzanine.

There is a meeting of the Complete Count Committee for the Census which a colleague and I are going to at noon.

The meeting was interesting.  We joined the subcommittee for CBO's Community Based Organizations.

I looked through the latest copy of the New York Review of Books.

The Crochet Group is having their holiday party today for members.  The room is packed.

Web Bits


Public Libraries, Events and Book Sales, A Panorama Projects Survey

Chinese To Punish Library Officials for Burning Books- But Only Because They Did It In Public

The Library’s AI Chatbot Can Help You Pick a Book and Stream Movies


Monday, December 9, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2019


Box for Books With Waterfall, Japan, 16th Century

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Intelligent Investor.  I am reading about why an index fund beats most investors.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I looked through the latest copy of the New York Times Book Review.  It is the giant holiday issue.

I shifted some books on the main floor of the library.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I looked through a copy of Library Journal.

The Intergenerational Games Night program is tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There is a Beginning Microsoft Word 2013 and a Fundamentals of Computers class in the Computer Lab.

Web Bits


Britain Has Closed Almost 800 Libraries Since 2010, Figures Show

Boston Public Library Considers Adding Apartments to 4 Library Branches


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dialy Thoughts 12/8/2019

Flag of the Most Serene Republic of Venice

Daily Thoughts 12/08/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Intelligent Investor.  I am reading about how to compare different companies and decide which ones are the better ones to invest in.

Web Bits


The World's Most Beautiful Libraries: Stuttgart City Library

Behind Amazon's Doors Is A Library

“Rosa Park In Her Own Words:” Reveals The Real Person Behind the Icon

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/07/2019

Memento Mori 'To This Favour' by William Michael Harnett, c. 1879.JPG

Memento Mori 'To This Favour' by William Michael Harnett, c. 1879

Daily Thoughts 12/07/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Intelligent Investor.  I am learning about accounting tricks in publicly traded companies.  There is a reminder to read the fine print in the annual reports.

I took a few moments to look at the Diamond Comic Book Distributors list of the Top 100 Graphic Novels for October 2019.
https://www.diamondcomics.com/Home/1/1/3/597?articleID=236985

I checked the displays.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I worked on shifting some books in the main floor nonfiction collection.

We discussed some future ideas for the budget.

Teen Tech Week has been replaced with a month long celebration called Teentober.
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teentober-web-graphics

Web Bits


Retired?  Head to Your Local Library

Inside Odd Obsession:  Chicago’s Volunteer Run Video Library