Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Daily Thoughts 12/03/2014

Lady Reading, Joseph Frederick Charles Soulacroix, circa 1900

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

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.

Web Bits

Unpublished Raymond Chandler Work Discovered in the Library of Congress

Readers’ Love Letters to Libraries

New Wreaths for New York Public Library Lions

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