Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/24/2017


Daily Thoughts 05/24/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Stress Proof Brain on the way to work this morning.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I also read the latest New York Times Book Review, a copy of Booklist, and the latest Bookpage.

There is a Beginning HTML and CSS class this evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

I spent an hour in the children's room.

Web Bits


Federal Budget Compromise Keeps and Boosts IMLS Funding

NEH Chair Resigns as Trump Renews Bid to Eliminate Arts and Library Funding

Trump Administration's Budget Using Wrong Math When It Comes to Libraries

Administration FY 2018 Budget Includes $23 Million to Start Wind Down of IMLS Operations

                                                                            

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/23/2017

Portrait of a Lady with a book - Fyodor Bronnikov
Portrait of a Lady With a Book, Fyodor Bronnicov, 1888

Daily Thoughts 05/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Stress Proof Brain on the way to work.  I am reading about overcoming guilt and perfectionism as well as self compassion.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I also worked on ordering for a bit.  I am ordering some professional books for librarians.

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

I spent a little time working on programs today.  I have to do some more planning on how the Local Author Fair will work.

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

I read some more of We Have No Idea.  I am reading about how space is bendable, stretchable, can ripple, and expand.

Web Bits


Libraries Are The Future of Manufacturing in the United States

Is Mass Market Dying-- or Just Evolving -- Again?

Public Library Commissions Projection Mapped Artwork For Special Series


Monday, May 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/22/2017

Dante exile.jpg
Dante Exile, Domenic Peterlini, 1860

Daily Thoughts 05/22/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Stress Proof Brain.  I am reading about the difference between controllable stressors and stressors which you have no control of.

I called Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  in support of the IMLS today.


Web Bits


Stapleton Library in Staten Island


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/21/2017

The Story Hour - Lilla Cabot Perry
Lila Cabot Perry, The Story Hour, 1921

Daily Thoughts 05/21/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Stress Proof Brain on the way home last night.  Melanie Greenberg, PhD includes numerous meditative exercises in this book including grounding exercises to bring people back into the moment and exercises to observe your own emotions.

I spent some time looking at Ebooks Today with 3M and Overdrive.

I also checked the purchase alerts.

Web Bits


10 Ways Reading More Makes You An Excellent Employee

Community Vision Library Design 2017

Build Relationships to Advance Advocacy


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/20/2017

Index
Affiche américaine pour la Revue "The Chap-Book".Marx, Roger, 1859-1913 (Author of introduction, etc.)  Bradley, Will (1868-1962) (Artist)

Daily Thoughts 05/20/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

There is an Acrylic Painting Class today from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I spent some time checking my budget for books.  I also worked on some orders for new books.  In addition, I spent some time working on an e-book order.

I did a little work getting ready information for an immigration program.