Thursday, August 11, 2011
Daily Thoughts 8/11/2011
I finished reading Nonprofit Management 101 this morning on the train to work. I still have to go through a lot of links to various resources from http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits%20to http://www.techsoup.org/ This afternoon, I had a chance to look at some of the links in the recommendations section. There were a few which I liked; http://wearemedia.org/ We Are Media, http://www.futurefundraisingnow.com/ Future Fundraising Now, and http://www.idealist.org/ Idealist.
This morning, I checked the displays, updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts, and checked the gift books. There were some classics which were worth adding; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, White Fang, and Wuthering Heights were a few of them. We always seem to get a lot of classic paperbacks in our donation.
We had our Adult Summer Reading Book Chat today at 1:00 p.m. People were talking about The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I also had a chance to read a few haiku poems. One of the patrons requested the Rhonda Abrams, Successful Business Plan from me when I showed it to them.
The people attending expressed an interest in having a biography book club. It would be interesting to focus on different books on a particular person each time.
We are having our Adult Summer Reading Tea on August 17, 2011 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the community room for people who participated in the Adult Summer Reading program. There will be a raffle, tea and cookies, and a chance for the participants to chat with each other.
We also opened the Computer Lab for several hours for research, business, and job search. We should be getting some volunteers soon to help with the lab.
I checked out Heartless An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger today. I like the cover blurb, A novel of vampires, werewolves, and teapots.