Thursday, November 20, 2014

Daily Thoughts 11/20/2014

Three Women at the Table by the Lamp, August Macke, 1912

Daily Thoughts 11/20/2014

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I have been reading more of The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr.  One of the things he correctly points out is that industry prefers to make automation more efficient and require less labor.  This is the phenomenon of capital replacing labor.  The other option is to make machines that improve the quality of production which require human input.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I also spent some time checking for missing books that had holds.

I read a copy of the Times Literary Supplement.  Some of the more popular books which we got as gifts from authors like James Patterson and Zane are being processed.

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library are bringing in an antiques appraiser on December 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. who is going to be doing appraisals in the Grace Greene Baker Community Room.

I read a copy of Booklist.  There is a book which I am hoping to read which is coming out in January, 2015, Tesla A Portrait With Masks by Vladimir Pistalo translated by Bogdan Raki and John Jeffries.  Tesla is very enigmatic.

Web Bits

Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) Graphic Novels Reading List K-8

A Field Trip to America’s Public Libraries

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