Kyōka hassen sono ni. Print shows three men and a woman (poets); one man is standing behind a low screen, reading; another is sitting on the floor in front of the screen, feeding a turtle from a bowl; the third man and the woman are standing on the left. Date Created/Published: [between 1818 and 1824]
Daily Thoughts 11/30/2011
I updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library this morning.
The library has the Graphic Novels Club today . I am bringing in a few things to show including The First Kingdom, an issue of Star Reach, Parsifal illustrated by P. Craig Russell, and a few other ground level comics. There is also some material from New York Comic Con which I plan on showing. The club runs from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today.
We had the Computer Lab for Academic Use today between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. I also spent some time learning how to modify the website calendar.
I read some more of Survival of the Beautiful. There is a lot on the aesthetics of birds focusing on plumage, nest building, and song. The author focuses a lot on the bowerbird, nightingale, bird of paradise, and peacock.
This afternoon, I spent a little more time getting the graphic novel club material ready. I also worked a bit with a colleague on a press release announcing the amnesty for lost items from the Mount Vernon Public Library which runs from November 22, 2011 to January 31, 2012. Hopefully, we should get quite a bit of our material back. It is now up in the Mount Vernon Inquirer.
In addition, I printed a variety of flyers for different events coming up in December.
I put the book, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman on hold. It is on the 10 Best Books of 2011 from the New York Times.
I also put the graphin novel Zahra's Paradise by Amir (text) and Khalil (illus.) on hold. It is a story set in the disputed 2009 election in Iran.
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