Saturday, July 30, 2016

Daily Thoughts 07/30/2016

The Morning News - William Merritt Chase
The Morning News, William Merritt Chase, 1886

Daily Thoughts 07/30/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.  I also did a little weeding.

I generated a list for new DVDs in Bookletters.

I spent a little time talking with my colleagues about programming.

Web Bits


Making the Advocacy Decision


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Daily Thoughts 07/29/2016

Paperweight - Louis Comfort Tiffany
Paperweight, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1902

Daily Thoughts 07/29/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I placed an interlibrary loan on The Purpose Driven Library Finding Your Path to Survival, Success, and Growth by John J. Huber and Steven V. Potter.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Planet Remade.  I am reading about how it is possible to use large airplanes to seed the upper the atmosphere to make the world a little cooler.

I checked the displays and the gift books today.  I also printed up some flyers.

I am working on some programs for September.  We are gettting the dvd for To Begin The World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine which is a program from the American Library Association focusing on intellectual freedom.  We are also arranging for a coupon clipping program.

I spent some time learning Google Calendar.  I am finding it extremely easy to use.

I also checked out the book, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch which is science fiction.

I put in an order for new books today and looked at the latest New York Times Bestseller which comes in on my email on Fridays.

I like that Oliver Morton in his book  The Planet Remade cites the book, The Invasion of the Sea by Jules Verne as an early imagined example of geoengineering.

Web Bits


The Best Cities in the World for Book Lovers


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Daily Thoughts 07/28/2016

The Student - Francisco Oller
The Student, Francisco Oller, 1874

Daily Thoughts 07/28/2016

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I placed a hold on 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries by Edmund A. Rossman III, ALA Editions, c2016

I read some more of  The Planet Remade.  I am reading about Mount Pinatubo, Tambora and other volcanoes.  The author is describing how volcanoes can create atmospheric cooling.

I checked the displays and the gift books.   I also printed up some flyers for programs.

I spent some time working with the computer lab.

Tonight is Adult Board Games Night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There is also a Beginning Microsoft Publisher class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..

Web Bits



Syria's Secret Library

Why Dolly Parton's Lasting Legacy Could Be As 'The Book Lady'


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Daily Thoughts 07/27/2016

Interior with Young Man Reading - Vilhelm Hammershoi
Interior With Young Man Reading, Vilhelm Hammershoi, 1898

Daily Thoughts 07/27/2016

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

Last night, I read the graphic novel The Imitation Game Alan Turing Decoded by Jim Ottaviani and Illustrated by Leland Purvis.  This is a biography of Alan Turing.  It describes his breaking of the nazi enigma code, early developments in computing and mathematics, and his tragic end.

I also read some more of The Planet Remade.  I am reading about climate systems and how heat and water are exchanged all over the world.

I spent a little time working on weeding this morning.

I also updated the CD Audiobooks list for Bookletters.

There is a Beginning Wordpress class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight.

On the way home, I read Jacques Ferrandez The Stranger based on the Novel by Camus.  It is a graphic version of the novel.  I found the story to be quite nihilistic and dark.  There was a certain appeal to the senseless acts of the main character, Meursault who seems to be a kind of everyman in a rebellious sense.  I thought the translator Sandra Smith did a good job in bringing out the sense of hedonism, sexuality, crminality, and randomness in the novel.  The brutality of the law and society is as strong in this story as the crime.  The style of the story is intriguing but not what I am used to.  This graphic novel is meant for adults and has some strong content.

Web Bits


Low Literacy Rate Leads to Fanaticism, Experts Say

Rikers Island Gets Unofficial New York Public Library branch


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2016

Winslow Homer - In the Hammock.jpg
Winslow Homer, In the Hammock, 1872

Daily Thoughts 07/26/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some of The Planet Remade.  It is a book about geoengineering which is large scale activities focusing on changing climate.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.

I read a copy of the New York Times Bestseller List.

I went to city hall today to civil service to put in my paperwork for Librarian III.

I did a little weeding today.

I also printed some wordfinders for Thursday's game night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Web Bits


How Do Authors Make Money from Library Books?