Thursday, March 13, 2014

Daily Thoughts 03/13/2014

Woman Reading In a Garden, 1902-1903, Henri Matisse

Daily Thoughts 03/13/2014

Yesterday, I finished reading The Good Spy The Life and Death of Robert Ames.  The last part of the book focuses on the April 18, 1983 United States Embassy bombing in Beirut in which Robert Ames dies.  It follows up with a bit on the founding of Hezbollah and the subject bombing of a U.S. marine base on October 23, 1983.  The book is fascinating, it is full of details on historical events that are often in the shadows and not very well explained.

I started reading No Ordinary Time Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  This book touches on the Roosevelts personal life and living arrangements during World War II.  I am reading it for a nonfiction book club the library is holding on March 26, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m..

This morning, I checked the gift books, checked the displays, and updated the social media for the library.  A lot of new books went out from a donation of books from a local reviewer.  I am thinking a little bit about programming right now.  The person who teaches our computer classes at night is doing a program called Path to Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..  It is through WEDC Women's Enterprise Develpment Center and needs registration, the number is 914-948-609 x15.

I checked the flyers to make sure the adult program flyers were all printed and refilled the bulletin boards on the second avenue side of the building.  I also spent some more time weeding in the oversize books.

There is a Beginning Microsoft Powerpoint class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.  There is also a special meeting of the Board of Trustees tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Trustees room.

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