Sunday, June 26, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/26/2016

Index
In the Reading Room, Howard Pyle, 1890

Daily Thoughts 06/26/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I started rereading Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes for my book club.  I like that it tells the story of how Arthur Conan Doyle used his own schools detection to exonerate two men of their crimes.

Web Bits


Neil Gaiman  on making art, mistakes and his 'View from the Cheap Seats'

What Brexit Means for Book Publishing

Mount Vernon Public Library to Honor Heavy D With Book Collection

http://www.blackwestchester.com/mvpl-heavy-d-book-collection/

Inflatable Space-- More Fun with Inflatables (This is just entertainment for me.)

Orbital Roccoon-- Bloostar Concept
http://bloostar.com/ 


The City Airborne

Solar Powered Balloon Station Proposed for the Edge of Space

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2016

File:'Mug, Book, Smoking Materials and Crackers' by Peto, Dayton Art Institute.JPG
Mug, Book, Smoking Materials, and Crackers, John F. Peto, circa 1880-1890

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I also placed my orders for new books this morning.

I helped with a little bit of proofreading as well.

I read a copy of Library Journal and a copy of Booklist today.

I spent some time looking over the Staples Grant today.

We are also getting ready for the Adult Summer Reading program.

Web Bits


At This Library Story Time Does Not End Because A Parent Is In Prison

Friday, June 24, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/24/2016

Frontispiece. The Tailor Mouse - Beatrix Potter
Frontispiece, The Tailor Mouse, Beatrix Potter, 1902

Daily Thoughts 06/24/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I have a copy of Publishers Weekly to read.  I printed up some flyers for programming.

I read the July issue of Bookpage.

I also spent some time organizing my files and clearning my desk today.

I did a test signup and review in Evanced for the Adult Summer Reading program.

I looked through another copy of Publishers Weekly.  I placed a hold on the book, Dark Matter: A Novel  by Blake Crouch which is science fiction.  I also checked out the book, The Big Picture On the Origin of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll.

Web Bits


Barnes and Noble Plans to Unveil New Concept Store in Westchester


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/23/2016

Book and Guitar - Juan Gris
Book and Guitar, Juan Gris, 1925

Daily Thoughts 06/23/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I finished reading The View from the Cheap Seats.  Sometimes Neil Gaiman can be a little more than creepy for some people.  Some of his ideas have a Halloween quality to them which really doesn't bother me, but gets to other people.  He often writes about death and even faked the death of his wife to write a number of articles on how she died.  The book was very entertaining.  It makes me want to read The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber.  Also, Neil Gaiman wrote about some authors like Terry Pratchett and Lord Dunsany who I like reading and Charles Vess who does does beautiful illustration.

I also read some more of the Walkable City.  I am reading about how trees make cities more attractive and safer.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I also checked out the book, Mastermind How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova today.  I am using it as part of an Adult Summer Reading Book   Club.  I sent in some more content for flyers to our designer today.  I also printed more flyers.

I have a copy of Publishers Weekly to read.

I am also getting ready for the Adult Board Games Night tonight.  We are getting ready for the Adult Summer Reading launch this Monday.

There is a Beginning Microsoft Excel Class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Web Bits


The Importance of Libraries to the Economy: ALA Releases New Publication on Advancing Entrepreneurship

Are you a 'reader' When Listening to an Audiobook?  Yes of Course

Eye Like Library by MVRDV Nears Completion in China

Library Exchanges Late Fees for Blood


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/22//2016

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Woman Writing, Auguste Mack, 1910

Daily Thoughts 06/22/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.


I read some more of The View from the Cheap Seats on the way to work.  I am reading some short pieces on rock stars like Lou Reed and Tori Amos.  It is the first time I have seen Neil Gaiman write for rock music.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I spent some time preparing for Adult Summer Reading program today.  Our acrylic cups came in today with our logo in red.  I also printed a variety of flyers.

There is a beginning Linux class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Web Bits


My Very Rough Two Weeks Working for Barnes and Noble