Daily Thoughts 12/03/2014
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook. I also checked the gift books and the displays.
On the way to work, I read some more of Wherever You Go There You Are. Different types of meditation are being described: walking meditation, sitting meditation, meditation laying down, meditation on mountains, meditation on lakes, and meditation while standing often focused on trees.
I finished shifting in the adult 900s and did a litte more work with the oversize books. I am looking at some different places where we might apply for a technology grant.
NPR's Book Concierge http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2014/#/_
I spent some time working on setting up programming for February today.
There was a Gmail class today in the Mount Vernon Public Library computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On the way home, I finished reading Wherever You Go There You Are Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Job Kabat-Zinn. This book is a solid reminder on how important it is to pay attention. One of the central ideas in the book is that we have to pay attention to understand the present moment.
I watched another episode of National Geographic called Brain Games which was called Remember This. It was about memory. They had a professional memory person on the show who did a variety of things including remember the names of twenty different people going into a theatre, remember a series of objects, and identify a sequence of cards in a deck. There was also a crime scene setup with a pickpocketing where memory for faces and events was tested. I found the show very entertaining and informative. I put Brain Games Season 3 on hold. There is also a Brain Games Season 4 which the library has not gotten.
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