Monday, December 9, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2019


Daily Thoughts 12/09/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

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

Friday, December 6, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/06/2019

Vogue cover November 1st, 1915, by George Wolfe Plank.jpg

Vogue magazine cover, November 1st, 1915: Women sitting in a forest, by George Wolfe Plank

Daily Thoughts 12/06/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I finished reading Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher.  It is a classic on how to invest in growth stocks.  I had read it earlier.  This is my second reading of the book.  It is both practical and conservative in its investing philosophy.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I checked some of the books in the mezzanine.

I worked some more on shifting the books on the main floor of the library.

Web Bits


Westchester Libraries Are Moving Beyond Books and Becoming Cultural and Community Centers

Public Libraries Bridge The Digital Divide

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Daily Thoughts 12/05/2019

Frank Bramley - Delicious Solitude 1909.jpgDelicious Solitude, Frank Bramley, 1909

Daily Thoughts 12/05/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of The Intelligent Investor.  I am reading about how to choose a stock adviser.

I also read some more of Conservative Investors Sleep Well at Night.  I am reading about what the right price to buy a stock at is.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I did a little shifting of books on the main floor.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I spent a little time working on programming.

There was a Holiday Candle Tin Craft today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room today.

There was also a class on Downloading Pictures and Video in the Computer Lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We also had a management meeting today at 3:15 p.m..  It has been a very busy day.

I posted on Nextdoor about the campaign for the Teen Computer Area.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/giving-tuesday-at-the-mount-vernon-public-library

Web Bits


In the UK, the 'Library of the Future' Looks A Lot Like Lego