Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Daily Thoughts 06/02/2015

Reading with Green Umbrella - Berthe Morisot
Reading With Green Umbrella, Berthe Morist, 1873 
Daily Thoughts 06/02/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook pages this morning.

I read some more of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks this morning.  Part of this story is about the family of Henrietta Lacks many of them who are poor and African American and unable to afford medical insurance.  It upsets many of them that she was experimented on without her consent.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also spent some time working on the mailing list.

The budget vote and trustee vote are happening today.  The polling place opened at 7:00 a.m. and is closing at 9:00 p.m.

I spent some time looking through Grantstation for technology related grants for libraries.

The Crochet Class was today from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fiction room.

I have a stack of New York Times Book Reviews to look through.
It has been a quiet, steady day.

The books from Book Expo which needed to be added to the collection are added.  I also have a large set of books and advanced reading copies to read at home.

On the way home, I read some more of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Towards the end of the story it becomes much more human.  It is not an easy story.  There is crime, mental and physical illness, and hard living.  We get a sense of both anger and pride about what happened with Henrietta Lacks.  There are other equally harrowing stories other than the cells.  There is a story of a mentally disabled child given up to a mental institution who dies young,.

Web Bits

Authors for Libraries

Libraries Across the City Rally for Funding

Medicine's Hidden Roots in Ancient Manuscript

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