Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Daily Thoughts 04/02/2014

Poetry, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tedema, 1897
Daily Thoughts 04/02/2014

I checked the library social media this morning.

On the way to work, I started reading The Heathen School A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos.  The book is about the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut which locals called the "heathen school."  It starts with the story of Henry Obookiah, a native Hawaiian who traveled as a sailor, converted to christianity, and sought formal education.

I checked the displays and gift books this morning.

I read a copy of the latest New York Times Book Review. I put the book, Smarter: the New Science of Building Brain Power by Dan Hurley on hold.  A local author who has self published two books, The Tragedy of Ethelia which is a play and Life's Passion came by.

We had a meeting to discuss the summer reading program.  We discussed things like giveaways, programs, and signing people up for the adult, teen, and children's program.  The adult department is planning a book to film program where we show a film and read a book like Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Chrisite and The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.  Then we discuss the book and film. 

We also discussed author visits and other popular programs like knitting.

My colleague and I also have been steadily working on a grant for a poetry program.

I spent some time putting together a schedule for the computer classes with colleagues which is slightly expanded for May and June.

Web Bits

House Budget Proposal Dismisses Role of IMLS

Why it is not possible to regulate robots
I have always liked Cory Doctorow's writing.

Between Traditional and Self Publishing a 'Third Way'

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