Saturday, March 25, 2017

Daily Thoughts 03/25/2017

Portrait of a young scholar - Maerten van Heemskerck
Portrait of a Young Scholar, Maerten van Heemskerck, 1531

Daily Thoughts 03/25/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I bought a daily planner.  I have to keep track of more than usual lately and am going to have to write it down.

I read some of Fast Food Nation on the way home.  I am reading about how fast food restaurants hire young people and try to keep wages very low.

I also started reading Pogue's Basics Money Essential Tips and Shortcuts  (That No One Bothers To Tell You) by David Pogue.

Web Bits


James Beard Award Nominees

Danielle Steel Loves the Weather and Elmore Leonard Hates Exclamation Points:  Literature by the Numbers

Brooklyn Public Library to Debut 'Where the Wild Things Are'  Library Card

Friday, March 24, 2017

Daily Thoughts 03/23/2017

Cynic philosopher - Luca Giordano
Luca Giordano, Cynic Philosopher, 1653

Daily Thoughts 03/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Fast Food Nation on the way to work.  I learned that Ray Kroc the founder of McDonald's new Walt Disney personally.  There is a certain irony in this.  McDonald's has some of the qualities of Disneyland.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I spent some time working on programming.  We are working on a grant for the Mount Vernon Arts Iniative.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

Web Bits


Yes, There Actually is Going to be a Disco Party With Gloria Gaynor at the Library of Congress


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daily Thoughts 03/23/2017

Theodore Robinson - Correspondence (1895).jpg

Theodore Robinson, Correspondence, 1894

Daily Thoughts 03/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Small Data on the way to work.  It has a method to it which is focused on collecting lots of personal information and interviewing people to create a qualitative picture of how people use a product.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.  I also did a little work with the collection focused on short stories.  I am working on the computer classes for the next several months.

There is a seminar this afternoon on customer service from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30p.m.

There is a Smart Phone class this evening in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In May we are showing a film on mental health, May is National Mental Wellness Month.  I am planning on doing a display on mental health in May.

I got the sign in sheets for April for the computer classes ready.

Web Bits


How Many Books Will You Read Before You Die?

Help Save Federal Library Funding and IMLS!

New Director At Mount Vernon Public Library


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 03/22/2017

File:Pianti Still life with armor and books.jpg

Still Life With Armor and Books, Michele Pianti, 1651

Daily Thoughts 03/22/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Small Data.

I checked the displays and the gift books today.

I read through a copy of Booklist and Library Journal today.  I also spent some time working on scheduling.

I spent a little time in the computer lab this morning.

I have been working a bit with the 800s and the fiction titles.

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When  You Bomb at the Book Club


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Daily Thoughts 03/21/2017

The Book - Juan Gris
The Book, Juan Gris, 1913

Daily Thoughts 03/21/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Small Data.  Martin Lindstrom is writing about weight loss marketing.  He mentions the book, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

We have a new interim director.

I read the latest copy of the New York Times Book Review.

One of the part-time librarians is leaving tomorrow.

The Crochet Group is meeting today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The Public Library Saved My Family's Life