Monday, May 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/22/2017


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.


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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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/19/2017


Gerrit Van Vucht, Still Life With Books, Between 1658 and 1697

Daily Thoughts 05/19/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books today.  We have gotten in a lot of new books lately.

I also put in some orders for books.

I spent some time discussing staffing.

I also printed a few flyers.

I discussed a program on immigration.

I also checked on the computer lab.

I am looking at the pictures in Mad Enchantment Claude Monet and The Paintings of the Water Lilies by Ross King.  It is a very pretty book.

On the way home, I read some of The Stress Proof Brain Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity by Melanie Greenberg, PhD. I spent some time identifying stressors in my life.  There is a section on meditation practices focused on mindfulness.

Web Bits

The Librarian of Congress Weighs In On Why Card Catalogs Matter

The Library of Books and Bombs





Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/18/2017


Still Life With Books, Henri Matisse, 1890
Daily Thoughts 05/18/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I rested on the way to work.

I checked the displays and the gift books.

We are working on a grant for a teen computer space.

I spent some time working on programming this morning.

The Growing and Aging Program is tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There is a Beginning Microsoft Excel class in the computer lab tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Web Bits 


Graphic Design on a Shoestring

Major Companies Expand Effort to Support Federal Library Funding

Businesses Unite to Fight for Library Funding