Friday, May 9, 2014

Daily Thoughts 05/09/2014

Eugène Atget (photographer) [French, 1857 - 1927], Place de la Bastille [bouquiniste], French, negative 1910 - 1911, Albumen silver print, Image: 17.1 x 22.9 cm (6 3/4 x 9 in.), 84.XM.1034.3. -

Daily Thoughts 05/09/2014

I checked the Mount Vernon Public Library Twitter and Facebook page this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup.  The story is gripping in its brutality.  The life he describes working in a southern saw mill and picking cotton is frightening.

I checked the gifts and the displays.  I also put in a short report with statistics for April.

I am looking at a book called Solomon Northup The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave by David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, and Rachel Seligman.  This book provides documentary evidence and examines the story behind the biography of Solomon Northup.

I read a copy of Library Journal today.  I also talked with Kabiru Mohammed who has a poetry book which is coming out soon.

On the way home, I finished reading 12 Years a Slave A True Story of Betrayal Kidnap and Slavery by Solomon Northup.  The book made it clear how it difficult it was to escape from slavery and how easy it was to force African Americans into bondage during the time of slavery.

Web Bits

The Silent Dilemma of the Digital Divide

Libraries and Broadband Urgency and Impact
The figure that 99% of public libraries have broadband is striking.

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