Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Daily Thoughts 06/17/2014

Library Walk, New York City

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.

Web Bits

Library and Museum Key to Creating Informed Citizens

Neil Gaiman on Skewed and Stylish Fairy Tale

Appalachian Trail Gets Its Own Library System in Harlem Valley

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