Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Daily Thoughts 06/17/2014
On the way to work, I read a little more of Capital in the Twenty First Century. The book shows World War 1 and World War 2 helped fuel the creation of a large middle class. It also describes how most of the money from the middle class that developed in the twentieth century came from the wealthy.
This morning, I checked the library Twitter and Facebook page. I also checked the displays and the gift books. I am proctoring an exam in the computer lab this morning.
I read the latest issue of Library Journal. I have to go to a community outreach meeting this afternoon in Mamaroneck, New York.
I went to a Mamaroneck for a meeting focused on volunteer transportation for the elderly to doctors appointments. There were a variety of people from different transportation related organizations like the Beeline Bus System in Westchester. It was outreach.
In the evening we had a presentation by the Lions Club who dedicated a new reading area for the Mount Vernon Public Library. The mayor cut the ribbon. It was for near the large print books.
On the way home, I read a little bit more of The Island at the Center of the World. I am reading about Peter Stuyvesant the Dutch administrator for Manhattan in the 1640s. Peter Stuyvesant had a peg leg. His leg was blown off by a stone cannon ball while he was leading an attack on a Spanish fort in the Caribbean.
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