Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2014

Young Man With a Book, Ernest Meissonier, 1860

Daily Thoughts 09/23/2014

On the way to work, I read some more of The Organized Mind.  I am reading about how to organize social connections.  There is some interesting material on crowdsourcing.  Daniel J. Levitin describes why crowdsourcing is not always accurate and why you still need experts.

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I also checked the displays and the gift books.

The book club met today for The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.  We had a nice meeting.  The next book which we plan on reading is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.  It is fiction.  It should be interesting.  The next meeting is on October 28, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Trustees room.  The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library were here.

I am covering the computer lab today from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..  There are two computer classes tonight, A Beginning Microsoft Word class, and a Fundamentals of Computer Operations class.

We had the staff raffle for the End of Summer Reading in the Trustees office at 3:00 p.m.. People got some small tote bags bags, some chocolate, a few bookmarks, some notecards, some library pens among other things for the prizes.   The grand prize was a Kindle Fire.  I had a piece of cake and some coffee.

Web Bits

Library of Congress Hosts Civil Rights Exhibit

Center for an Urban Future Re-Envisions New York’s Branch Libraries

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