Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Daily Thoughts 05/13/2015

Woman in a Bookshop - Aubrey Beardsley

Woman in a Bookshop, Aubrey Beardsley

Daily Thoughts 05/13/2015

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I also checked the displays and gift books this morning.  We have an open house today at 6:30 p.m..  I did a little rearranging to make things look nice.

I worked on a list of possible computer classes for the future.

People are bringing in some of the things they made during the crochet classes to display in the rotunda gallery.

I spent some time working on the computer books.  I also spent some time discussing programming with a colleague.  We are looking at the Career Cruising database

There was an open house at the library.  The library closed at 4:30 p.m. and we set up for an open house at 6:30 p.m..  My colleagues did everything.  The library now has an innovation space.  One of my colleagues demonstrated our new Makerbot.  We made a plastic robot toy.  We also showed off a plastic octopuss which we had made.  It was fun looking at things.

The crochet class showed off some of the things they had made including a necklace, some blankets, a blouse, a baby booty, some sweaters, and a few other things.  The class has been very successful.

There was a display of a colleagues project, Little Dresses for Africa with some sample pillow case dresses.  The Westchester Library System was loaning us their sewing machine for the summer to do the project.

There was also a flyer about legos at the library.  In addition there was a sample of a magnetic game for the library.  We left out flyers for the event.

The library had a solid set of visitors.  The event was to support The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library, The Mount Vernon Public Library Foundation which was recently restarted, and the library itself as an innovation space. The goal was to change some of the perceptions about the library.

The mayor gave an opening speech.  The Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees, The Friends of the library, members of the School Board, local organizations like ACBAW, and many of our regular patrons were at the event.

Sandwiches, punch, cookies, fruit, and crackers were served at the event.  The punch which is mix of fruit punch, seven up, fresh fruit, and pineapple juice was delicious.

I can honestly say, I had very little to do with it.  I was just there to help.

Before the event, we printed a variety of flyers, set up display stands with 11" x 17" posters, neatened up the book displays, and put together a display of African American material.

The children's room displayed their new Early Literacy Station.

There were quite a few people who came.  It was a very positive atmosphere.  I enjoyed it a lot.  My colleagues enjoyed themselves.

On the way home, I read some more of Sapiens.  I am reading about how science helped create the idea of progress.  The idea of progress helped people accept the idea of investing for the future, not in the immediate present.  This allowed for capital accumulation and a buildup of resources to create new investments.

Web Bits

In a Mother's Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print

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