Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Daily Thoughts 04/15/2015

The Bookseller Blok, Vincent Van Gogh, 1882
Daily Thoughts 04/15/2015

I read some of The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner.  Dan Buettner is writing about where the long lived people are on earth as well as why they live so long.  He focuses on community, diet, exercise, social circles, and faith.  There is a strong public health orientation in this book.  He is writing about changing communities not just individuals.

I also read some of The Orbital Perspective by Astronaut Ron Garan.  Ron Garan is writing about how if you look at the earth from space, you see the world as being three dimensional and about collaborating with others on an international scope.  I enjoyed the section on how the Americans and Russians worked together on the initial plans for the International Space Station.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also checked Facebook and Twitter for the library.  We now have an account on Constant Contact and are signing up people for the mailing list.

We are also on continuing work with the survey. 285 people have taken the survey so far.

I spent some time working with the large print books.  I also have several review magazines to read, the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times Book Review, Booklist, and the Ingram Advance.

I placed a hold on the book, Curiosity by Alberto Manguel.  I liked his book, The Library at Night.  I also am looking forward to the book Paradise Sky by Joe Lansdale which is based on the tale of Nat Love.

Web Bits

In This Digital Age, Book Collecting Still Going Strong

How Libraries Engage Local Advocates

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