Thursday, August 8, 2013

Daily Thoughts 08/08/2013

Reflections, John William Goddard, 1918

Daily Thoughts 08/08/2013

This morning, I read some more of Operation Storm.  It shows the slow defeat of the Japanese navy in World War II by describing how the mission of the I-400 slowly devolved to less and less effective potential actions.  It starts with a plan for a fleet of submersible Imperial Japanese carriers that will attack Washington D.C. and New York, then the number of carriers is reduced and they plan on attacking the Panama Canal, and finally towards the end of the war, they are sent on a final mission in the closing days to attack a base in the Pacific.

This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter for the library.  I also did a quick check of the displays and the gift books.  I spent a little bit of time talking to someone about ebooks from the 3M Cloud Library.  I also spent a little more time on the Overdrive Advantage program.  We get most of our ebooks through the Westchester Library System.

The fiction room in the library has been reopened.  I like the new arrangement.  I am going to be bringing up some of the items from the mezzanine soon.

I checked out the book, Taking Your Android Tablets to the Max by Russell Holly.  It should be interesting.  A whole lot of the technology books which I ordered came in including books on 3D printing, robot building, Arduino, Sharepoint, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, the Iphone, and a variety of other computer topics.

The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  We also have two computer classes, a Microsoft Excel class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a Microsoft Powerpoint class from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m..  Some of the students for the computer classes come to the lab to practice their skills.  We have Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum, and Microsoft Office on the lab computers.

Web Bits

Book Row: A History of the Strand Bookstore with Fran Lebowitz

Libraries Leading Roles On Stage On Screen and in Song?

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