Sunday, July 22, 2018

Daily Thoughts 07/22/2018


Daily Thoughts 07/22/2018

I checked the libraries Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Web Bits



Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries To Save Taxpayers Money
There is no bookstore in Mount Vernon, but there is a library.

Tuition Free Online University

Imaginary History: PW Talks With George RR Martin

The New Found Power of People Wielding Library Cards

The Library of Congress Doesn't Want to Pay Writers

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Daily Thoughts 07/21/2018

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Ernst Rudolph, Reading a Book, Unknown Date

Daily Thoughts 07/21/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Trekonomics The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia.  The author points out that post scarcity economics are a matter of choice and how we choose to implement automation will determine our future.

Web Bits


$8 Million Dollars In Rare Items Stolen from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh;  Trusted Library Archivist And Respected Oakland Bookstore Owner Charged.

Library Kiosk In West Central Is the First of Its Kind in Washington State

Friday, July 20, 2018

Daily Thoughts 07/20/2018

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Reading, by Yamashita Shintaro, Bridgestone Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1908

Daily Thoughts 07/20/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Trekonomics this morning.  One of the ideas is that the replicator in Star Trek makes abundance possible.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I am working on getting additional computer classes.

I spent some time looking at the different people available for adult programs in Westchester.

I also wrote a list of programs for October 2018.

I looked through the Diamond Comic Distributor bestselling graphic novels list, the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.

I read some more of Trekonomics on the way home.  There is a story about how people are driven by status and social standing up the ladder of success in Star Trek.  There is some commentary on the Ferengi in the book which I like.

Web Bits


Tor Scales Back Library E-Book Lending As Part of a Test

Friday Thoughts:  The Library of Congress Can’t Do This Without You


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Daily Thoughts 07/19/2018


Self Portrait With A Book, Tintoretto, 1585

Daily Thoughts 07/19/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Organized Simplicity.  I am reading about how people overwhelm themselves with tasks and don't allow for time to relax.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I spent some time discussing programming.

I put in an order for replacement DVDs.

I checked out the book, Trekonomics The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia.  The author is a science fiction fan.

There is a Beginning Microsoft Publisher 2013 class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.  Also, the book club was tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..  They were discussing Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

We are looking at the Rokit from Robolink.  We have done the Codrone Lites and the program has worked out well.

Web Bits

September is Library Card Sign Up Month
http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/library-card-sign-up-month-tools

Banned Books Week is September 23-29
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned

National Friends of the Library Week is October 21-27
http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Daily Thoughts 07/18/2018

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Johann Ender, Woman At Her Writing Desk, 1820

Daily Thoughts 07/18/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Organized Simplicity on the way to work.  I am reading about how families are needing more and more space and things to live as the years go by.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I am planning on reading Binti The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor on the way home.  Binti and Binti: Home won the Hugo and Nebula awards.

We are having a Codrones class in September.

I ordered some DVDs from the purchase alerts for items on hold.

I am putting The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea on hold for our book club.

I read Binti The Night Masquerade on the train home.  It is fun, quick light reading.  It is the last book in the Binti series.  There is a lot of inventiveness in this series.  Technology is not just machinery, it is also art, living beings, meditation and knowledge.  This book has many different alien species.  It also has a university world which is an interesting concept.