Thursday, April 3, 2014

Daily Thoughts 04/03/2014

Alexander Pope circa 1736, Attributed to Jonathan Richardson

Daily Thoughts 04/03/2014

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Heathen School.  In the beginning of the missionary school in 1817, most of the students are native Hawaiians who have come as sailors, later this changes to Native Americans.  This book reveals some attitudes and ways of thinking which I have not seen before.  At one point, John Demos describes American exceptionalism through the eyes of protestant christianity focusing on the concept of "World Saving".  This book is a book on many things including intolerance, religion, and American history.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I also spent some time discussing a possible needlework group with a colleague.

The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.

My colleagues are meeting to discuss phone banking to call voters today.

Rally to support the Mount Vernon Public Library.

There is a Microsoft Publisher class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the computer lab.

I am looking at a brochure called Important Information From the Mount Vernon Public Library about the vote, the trustees, and the library budget.

I am reading through Baker and Taylors latest Forecast.  I put the graphic novel The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks on hold.

I filled this out.  It is an online form to support the Mount Vernon Public Library.

Web Bits

Enabling Open Government for All: A Planning Framework for Public Libraries

The Joy of Binge Reading

Ebooks and the Demise of ILL

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