Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Daily Thoughts 03/03/2015

Ray Douglas Bradbury, Public Domain

Daily Thoughts 03/03/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Trigger Warning.  The introduction includes a bit on how each story came to be.  Neil Gaiman praises both Jack Vance and Ray Bradbury as being inspirations to him.  This speaks to the quality of the writing in the short stories.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  This month is Women's History Month.

I also spent some time going over the website usage statistics.  It showed that some of the most popular pages on the Mount Vernon Public Library website were the sections on Mount Vernon History and the Mount Vernon Public Library History.  The Bookmobiles Gallery is very popular. http://www.mountvernonpubliclibrary.org/Bookmobiles

I spent some time looking at the episode guide for Latino Americans 500 Years of History.
http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/episode-guide/  As part of the grant appication, I have to choose two episodes to show and bring in two scholars on Latino American history.

Another person came by to pick up their chapbooks from the Mount Vernon Poetry Workshop.  The Crochet Class was today from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There are two computer classes tonight, a Fundamentals of Computer Operations Class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Beginning Microsoft Word Class from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

I checked out the The Second Machine Age Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mcafee.  This is for the book club on Thursday, January 26, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. I also checked out The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.

I put out copies of the March Bookpage for patrons to take.  I have to read through it tomorrow.

Web Bits

11 Book Burning Stories That Will Break Your Heart

Emerging Roles and Possible Futures for Librarians and Information Professionals

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