Man Interrupted At His Writing, Gerrit Dou, 1635
Daily Thoughts 10/31/2013
On the way to work, I read some of the new biography of Ian Fleming. It is fairly interesting. It is a story of both tremendous sucess and failure combined with an eccentric, flamboyant character. Ian Fleming travels widely in his 20s, knows many languages, and comes from a wealthy banking family attached to a variety of bohemian artists. We learn of Ian Fleming at an early age failing both getting into the military and failing the diplomatic service test. At the same time he runs through different careers like news writer and stockbroker. There is a casanova angle where he is often entangled with an older woman as a kind of guide and a younger woman in the bedroom. The writing is both tragic and exhilarating showing a person with many facets. This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also checked the displays. We have a fundamentals of computers class this morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. I spent a little time discussing editing the website with a colleague. I spent a little time working on a free public survey called Impact Survey which is for technology. http://impactsurvey.org/ I also put some more computer class flyers and Bookpage magazines out for the public to take. The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. There is a Powerpoint class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
I spent a little time doing desk cleaning and sorting through older things. I also have the book, Beyond Book Sales The Complete Guide to Raising Real Money for Your Library Edited by Susan Dowd to read.