Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Daily Thoughts 12/24/2013

Daily Thoughts 12/24/2013

I read some more of Strategy a History last night. I read about Machiavelli and Sun Tzu both of whom use deception, cunning, and trickery in their strategies for both politics and war.

During the Mount Vernon City Council meeting there was no discussion of the library. However, there was some discussion of the tax cap which was 1.66%. There was an ordinance put in place to remove the tax cap which will be voted on at the next city council meeting. The budget was still at the Board of Estimate. The city council did mention the development of both the Mount Vernon East and the Mount Vernon West Train Stations. The Mount Vernon East train station is close to the library. State gives Mount Vernon $354,607 to Tackle Brownfields. http://taxes.lohudblogs.com/2013/10/17/state-gives-mount-vernon-354607-to-tackle-brownfields/ The area being developed is within a few blocks of the Mount Vernon Public Library.

Web Bits

Book Theft In Italy With A Hint of Politics


Historical Texts in Turkey's National Library Sold for Paper Value


Both of these story remind people that stolen library books sometimes fuel the rare book trade.

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