Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Daily Thoughts 11/06/2013

Girl Arranging Flowers, Circa 1921, Brooklyn Museum, William McGregor Paxton

Daily Thoughts 11/06/2013

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also read some more of Ian Fleming. There is a cruel streak in Ian Fleming's personality. I am reading about Ian Fleming negotiating to make some of his books into films.

I put in my order for bestsellers this week and checked the displays. I also checked out two of the Suzanne Collins books, Mockingjay and The Hunger Games. I am on the waiting list for Catching Fire.

The computer lab is open today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Cybercorner has four more computers. They are set to 20 minutes each to allow for looking up email, printing, and other quick activities.

Library Journal sent me a set of galleys to look through, Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes, The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley, The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon, A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith, The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger, The Devil's Breath by Tessa Harris, The Third Hill North of Town by Noah Bly,The Wood Suicides by Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Death in Venice California by Vinton Rafe McCabe, and The Culling by Robert Johnson. I may read The Culling it looks both interesting and scary.

I brought over the advanced reading copies to the directors office. The next step is for the ones not being read to go into the staff room. We have a shelf for review copies for the staff to read and look at.

I read the latest Times Literary Supplement and New York Times Book Review.

I put the book, The Library: A World History by James P.W. Campbell on request through interlibrary loan. It looks like it will be a beautiful book.

The Mount Vernon Public Library is doing a series of focus groups. We are interested in seeing what new services you'd like to see and how we're doing. If you live in Mount Vernon, New York please go here to sign up.

Web Bits

Flying a Drone Around New York Public Library

Fantagraphics Turns to Kickstarter to Fund its 2014 Spring List

How A Loss of Libraries Reflects Society

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