Friday, July 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/19/2019


Daily Thoughts 07/19/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I am reading about different regions and how climate effects them like the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

We are going to be doing another shopping bag fundraiser.

Web Bits

How to be A Good Library Patron

Library Hosts Cosplay Armor Making Event




Thursday, July 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/18/2019


Daily Thoughts 07/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I finished reading the section on the Northeast which identifies coastal flooding and heat as two major issues.  It describes how more people will die because of increased heat.

I filled out the Libraries Transform Survey.
http://ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-2019-survey

Web Bits


Write Now: Library Is An Essetial Tool in Writer's Kit

San Diego Public Library Offering Comic-Con Library Cards

Patterson Makes the Case for Libraries: New Librarian Takes On Role

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/17/2019



Wine bottle with lotuses and admonition,

The inscription running in two lines to either side of the dramatic lotus scroll reads:

“ Drink less wine
Gain more knowledge”



Daily Thoughts 07/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I am reading about how as everything gets hotter, it also gets drier in forests and farmland creating drought and fire.

I also read some more of Life After Google.  I am reading about how Google's data centers are built near places with access to large amounts of hydroelectric power.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also spent some time gathering statistics.

I worked on  a report for weeding material.  I am going to be doing a weekly weeding report.

I spent some time checking the CD Audiobooks and the fiction books.

I am looking at the book, The Origins of Scientific Thought by Giorgio De Santillana.

Web Bits


Pearson Puts Print Books to Bed

The Secret Life of A Librarian

Can Sci-Fi Writers Prepare Us for An Uncertain Future

Bridging the Digital Divide With Circulating Tech

Foreign Crime Group' Cyber Attack Shuts Down Networks at Libraries, Syracuse Schools

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/16/2019

Still Life with Books, 1895 - Henri Matisse
Still Life With Books, Henri Matisse, 1895

Daily Thoughts 07/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  There are a lot of details about future economic damage from climate problems, fire problems, coral die off, raising oceans, drought, and flooding.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I checked some books in the mezzanine.

I finished writing my monthly report for July.

I spent some time putting together a weeding report for the end of the week.

I have been checking the CD Audiobooks.

I also have some things to work on for programming.

We have started working on the local history room.  Hopefully we will have a plan soon.

The crochet group met today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word class tonight in the computer lab.

Web Bits


Flatter Focused and Community Led-- Public Library Staffing Continues to Evolve

William Gladstone Library Plans More Bedrooms for Visitors


Monday, July 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 07/15/2019


Daily Thoughts 07/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Climate Report.  I am reading about greenhouse gas emissions and how they will effect our future.

I also looked through the book, Defending Your Castle  Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields and More Defensive Defensive Devices to Fend Off Invading Hordes by William Gurstelle.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

The internet was out at our library for most of the day.  It came on in the evening.

I read a copy of Library Journal and Booklist today.

I also spent some time discussing the local history room.

I got an Uno card game and a pack of playing cards for tonight for Intergenerational Games Night.  I am also going to get some dominos. 

There is a Fundamentals of Computers Class tonight and a Beginning Microsoft Word class in the computer lab.

Web Bits



Feline Good With Our Favorite Literary Cats

Moon Landing Memorabilia Is At Home in Virginia Tech Library