Daily Thoughts 01/30/2014
I took a few days off to rest.
This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also checked the displays and the gift books. There was a photo shoot at the library for library marketing. A variety of patrons got photos taken as well as staff. I had my photograph taken next to the new books section. We are starting a budget campaign in February. There is a new catch phrase for the logo, "Where Opportunity Awaits".
I did an order of bestsellers. We also got a nice donation of new books to be added. On Friday, the displays change from National Financial Health Month to February is Black History Month. There is also a display for Chinese new years which is this weekend. It is the Year of the Horse.
The book Orfeo by Richard Powers came in for me to read. I have a copy of the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times Book Review to read.
I had a meeting with my colleague and the director. We are focusing on weeding, updating the website, and adult programming. I have a very solid idea of what we are planning for the Summer Reading Program and the displays already. These are consistent each year.
The computer lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. There was also a computer class tonight for Social Media focusing on Twitter and Facebook from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
There has been a lot of construction lately. They are redoing the treads on the entryway stairs right now.
On the way home, I read some of Orfeo by Richard Powers. The main character is a musician steeped in classical music. He is a clarinetist which matches well with the idea of the tragedy of Orpheus. There is also a bit of tragedy in the opening of the book with his dog dying. It is a bit different. I am reading commentary Mahler, Stravinsky, and Beethoven not something I normally do. Even though it is literature, it creates a break from the literary mood.
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