Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Daily Thoughts 09/26/2018


Daily Thoughts 09/26/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Calming Your Angry Mind last night.  I am reading more about meditation and how it can be specifically focused to disperse thoughts of anger, vexing thoughts, aggravation, and irritation.

I read some of The War on Normal People.  Andrew Yang describes how businesses are focused on efficiency and if jobs are eliminated because of automation it is an efficient result.  Often automation is cheaper than higher wages.

I have been using flash cards from the Beck Diet Plan.  They have been helpful in my weight loss.  I also have been writing memory cards where I write down when I have a success with my diet.

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Shout It from the Rooftops:  Reading Is Fundamental!

NYC Libraries Will Help New Yorkers Register to Vote

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Daily Thoughts 09/25/2018

The Reader
The Reader, Eglon van der Neer, 1635/1636

Daily Thoughts 09/25/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Calming Your Angry Mind.  I am reading about different exercises for compassion in meditation focusing on forgiveness, self-compassion, and anguish.

I also finished reading Star Trek Discovery Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward.  I enjoyed reading the book.  One of the differences I see between Star Trek Discovery and the older series is that there is much more internal conflict in the federation.  People don't always act like family and are not always considerate of each other.  This is very different from the old Star Trek and in some ways less appealing.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I also spent a little time checking for duplication in the fiction room.

I worked a little bit on scheduling.

I helped with a colleague with ordering some children's books from Rainbow Books.

I also sent a copy of the latest Arts Alive grant to a colleague.

I spent some time generating book lists from Blue Cloud Analytics for oversize books with low circulation.

I checked out the book, The War On Normal People The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our future by Andrew Yang

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The Opioid Crisis and Administering NARCAN in libraries

Ball State Professor Imprisoned In Library to Raise Awareness of Banned Books




Monday, September 24, 2018

Daily Thoughts 09/24/2018

File:Bartholomeo Bettera - Still Life with Musical Instruments and Books - Google Art Project.jpg
Still Life with Musical Instruments and Books, Bartholomeo Bettera, Mid 17th Century

Daily Thoughts 09/24/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Star Trek Drastic Measures.  I am reading about the hunt for Governor Kodos.  Right now, Star Fleet is tracking him on foot.

I also read some more of Calming Your Angry Mind.  I read five different descriptions of meditation exercises for being more aware of your mind and emotions.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

I worked on some orders for new books.

I also spent some time working on scheduling today.

I read the latest New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

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

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Circulation Dips at Naperville Libraries As Patrons Focus on 3D Printers, Online Resources, and Other Amenities

Gutenberg Bible to Be Presented in New Display Case Designed for Conservation

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2018

A Corner of My Studio, 1895 - William Merritt Chase
A Corner of My Studio, William Merritt Chase, 1895

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of Drastic Measures.  I am reading about the search for Adrian Kodos who kills 4000 colonists on Tarsus IV to prevent mass starvation.  The food supply is being attacked by an alien fungus.  Captain Kirk is in this story as a teenager.  It is a mix of suspense, disaster story, and science fiction.

I also read some more of Calming Your Angry Mind.  I am reading about negativity bias and why thinking negative thoughts is often a survival trait.

I watched two episodes of Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Medition Course from the Great Courses on Kanopy.  Each one was a few minutres more than half an hour.

I checked the purchase alerts for the library this evening.

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Check It Out: Unleash Power of Library Card

Omaha Public Library Recommends Censored Reads for Banned Book Week

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Daily Thoughts 09/22/2018

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Cover scan of the cover of the comic adaptation of the novel Maza of the Moon by Otis Adelbert Kline (19501), Avon Publications, NY; originally published in 1930.

Daily Thoughts 09/22/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Drastic Measures.  It adds nicely to the Star Trek cannon.  The specific incident at the Tarsus IV Colony was mentioned in several of the television shows.

I decided to stop reading Aware The Science and Practice of Presence The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Instead, I started reading Calming Your Angry Mind, How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anger and Bring Peace to Your Life by Jeffrey Brantley, M.D. and Barbara L. Frederickson, PHD. is a founding faculty member at the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine.  It is a practical book which gives an interesting approach to understanding anger.

Today is the Mount Vernon Public Library Comic Expo from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/mvplcomicexpo/

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I also spent some time looking up grants for the library.

I worked on some orders for new books.

I went outside for lunch and purchased a chicken sandwich, a bottle of water, and some spicy fries from a food truck.  They were tasty.

I also bought a few comics from 2 for a $1 bins at some of the comic vendors including Monstress single issues, American Gods, and Faith. There were a lot of nice reading copies.

I spent some time working on ordering new travel books so we can update the travel section.

I worked a bit on scheduling as well.

I got to be normal man today.  I spent some time on the reference desk while people worked the convention.  At the end of the day, I took a little more of a break and had two hot dogs from a vending cart and bought a few more comics, including a comic from Oni Press called Voodoom.

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Trailer For Free For All: Inside the Public Library