Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Daily Thoughts 03/11/2014

Robert Browning, Poet and Playwright, Between 1880 and 1910

Daily Thoughts 03/11/2014

I have been reading an advanced reading copy The Good Spy The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird which is coming out in May of 2014.  The book is very interesting because it is describing the day to day life of a CIA operative in the middle east.  What is amazing is that the story is written in a positive tone, even though the subject matter is quite dark.  There is quite a bit about the origins of the PLO as well as the history of the oil companies.  The book has a fairly patriotic conservative tone to it.

We had a staff meeting this morning.  The fire marshal came to talk about what to do in case of a fire.  He also gave away smoke detectors.

This morning, I checked the displays.  I also checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. They are putting up posters of local people who support the library as part of our marketing campaign for the vote.

I spent some time putting an order in for bestselling fiction and nonfiction.  We also got a donation of new books that came in that were given to the director.

I did a little planning for Adult Summer Reading.  The name of the program is Literary Elements.  Hoepfully, we will some poetry programming during the summer.

The computer lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.  There are two computer classes tonight, a Beginning Microsoft Word class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and a Fundamentals of Computer Operations class from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

There is a photography exhibit opening reception tonight for "Scenes from Four Square Miles."

The book, The Second Machine Age Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfson and Andrew McAfee has come in for me to read.

Web Bits

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