Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Daily Thoughts 10/28/2014

Portret kobiety czytającej gazetę, Stanisław Dębicki, Polish painter, 1866-1924, 1900s

Daily Thoughts 10/28/2014

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

I also checked the displays and the gift books.

The Brown Bag Book Club is meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room.  We are discussing Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Jennifer Chiaverini also has a new book out, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival.  Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker is almost entirely from the book, Behind the Scenes. By Elizabeth Keckley, Formerly A Slave, But More Recently Modiste, And Friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.  Behind the Scenes is public domain and is available on Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24968

We are reading Mount Vernon Revisited by Larry Spruill and Donna Jackson for the next book club meeting.

I spent some more time shifting in the 900s.  Things are getting a little more organized.

I have to work on the calendar tomorrow.

Our computer lab hours have changed officially to 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and we now have more coverage for the public computers.  We are working on getting even more coverage.

There are two computer classes tonight, a Beginning Microsoft Word Class and a Fundamentals of Computer Operations class.

I finished reading Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie. It is the story of Peter Schoeffer Gutenberg's apprentice, the adopted son Johann Fust.  Johann Fust financed the printing of the Gutenberg Bible.  The story is about secrecy, technology, and the kind of underhanded rivalry that occurs in business.  I enjoyed reading the book.  Alix Christie shows a deep understanding of printing in this book.  There are very deep descriptions of the artistry involved in early printing.   This book is well worth reading.

Web Bits

What Book Should You Read Next Putting Librarians and Algorithms to the Test

7 Things Kids Who Only Practically Grew Up In a Library Can Understand

How Andrew Carnegie Built the Architecture of American Literacy

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