Sunday, April 30, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/30/2017


Daily Thoughts 04/30/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer today.  It is postapocalyptic fiction set in a world of biotech gone mad.  The story is completely gripping.  I could not put it down until it was finished.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/29/2017

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Charles Whitman, Helen Adams Keller, 1904

Daily Thoughts 04/29/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Tinkers by Paul Harding.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I put some lists into Bookletters today.

I finished reading Tinkers by Paul Harding.  It had a nonstandard format to it with very little dialogue.  The writing was good, but not to my taste.

I started reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer.  The story is both strange and deeply gripping.

Web Bits


Watch the British Library Digitize One of the World's Largest Books


Friday, April 28, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/28/2017

Pierrot with Book - Juan Gris
Pierrot with Book, Juan Gris, 1924

Daily Thoughts 04/28/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I started reading Tinkers by Paul Harding.  It won a Pulitzer Prize.  I am reading it for the Growing and Aging discussion at the public library.  We had the last session of James Baldwin's America last night.

I also spent some more time working on the Arts Westchester grant.  I have to get the artist information.

I also printed up several flyers yesterday including the computer class flyer and the flyer for the movie Home which I am showing on Thursday.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  May is Emotional Wellness Month.

I did a little more work on my grant today.  I also looked through the New York Times Bestseller List and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

I read the latest copy of Bookpage.

Web Bits

Virtual Library Legislative Day
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/27/2017


Daily Thoughts 04/27/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook in the morning.

Last night, I started reading Welcome to the Universe An Astrophysics Tour by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss and J. Richard Gott.  This book comes from a popular class taught at Princeton University about astrophysics.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Daily Thoughts 04/26/2017

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In the Shade of the Tree, Helen McNicoll, 1910

Daily Thoughts 04/26/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Book.  I am reading about the history of codexes.  The beginnings of modern books are a little hazy.  There is a bit about the Nag Hammadi codexes.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I also put in some orders for new books.

I finished a rough draft of the Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant today and requested some information from the artists.

We had a poetry reading and open microphone tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the fiction room.  It was a comfortable night.  We had two featured poets, Karen Leahy, Georgia Mae McDowell, and a Moderator, William Bowden.  All are published authors.


Web Bits


Advocacy Home Run Ignites FY 2018 Library Funding

National Library Legislative Day is on May 1 and May 2

Public Library Hours in NYC Lag Behind Those Across the Country, Report Says

Houston Public Library Receives Donation from Mexican Government