Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Daily Thoughts 11/19/2019


Daily Thoughts 11/19/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

We are displaying the holiday books soon.

We also have a display of Latino films.

There is a new USB power strip in the reference area.

I read some more of A Long Petal On the Sea.  The Spanish Civil War has ended in the story.  People are fleeing to France as Franco takes over.

I am reading the New York Times Book Review.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Daily Thoughts 11/18/2019

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Peter Ilsted, A Woman Reading, circa 1905

Daily Thoughts 11/18/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of A Long Petal Of The Sea by Isabel Allende.  The book is historical fiction.  I like the feeling of it.  It describes the fall of the Spanish Republic to Franco.

There is another complete count committee meeting for the City of Mount Vernon. One of my colleagues is going.

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Web Bits



Let's Be Thankful for Libraries

Sex, Drugs, and Random Acts of Madness at SD Central Library

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Daily Thoughts 11/17/2019

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Man Reading A Newspaper, S T Gill

Daily Thoughts 11/17/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of A Long Petal Of The Sea.  The book is being released on January 21, 2020.  The beginning is set during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.

I watched Ancient Skies Explore the Cosmos through the Eyes of Our Ancestors which is a PBS video.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Daily Thoughts 11/16/2019

My Gems A22780.jpgMy Gems, William Harnett, 1888

Daily Thoughts 11/16/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading It's the Manager Gallup Finds That the Quality of Managers and Team Leaders Is the Single Biggest Factor In Your Organization's Long Term Success by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter.  This book is about building strengths for managers.  It focuses on employee development and creating a positive workplace environment.

I also started reading A Long Petal on the Sea by Isabel Allende which is a literary novel.  I have an advanced reading copy of the novel.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Daily Thoughts 11/15/2019

Still Life - Henri Fantin-Latour.JPGStill Life, Henri Fantin Latour, 1866

Daily Thoughts 11/15/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I finished reading Incubating Creativity At Your Library A Source Book for Connecting With Communities by Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore.  This book is packed with ideas for programming and outreach that are artistic.  It is excellent for the art oriented library.  I am giving it to a colleague to read and hoping we can implement some of the ideas in the book.

I also read some more of It's The Manager.  I am reading about common qualities in managing that make a workplace better.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  We have a new display up for Latino Films at the Mount Vernon Public Library.

Silk Flowers of Care has a display on the First Avenue side of the building.

I worked on some shifting on the main floor.

I also checked some books in the mezzanine.

Right now, I am at the public computers.

I checked the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

I am checking out the book, Walking One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge, Author of Silence.


Web Bits

Illiteracy Linked to Tripled Dementia Risk

The National Book Festival: Takeaways for Programming Librarians

7 Ways Libraries Are Combating the Opioid Crisis