Monday, October 19, 2015

Daily Thoughts 10/19/2015

The Library of the Palais Lanckoronski, Vienna - Rudolf von Alt
The Library of Palais Lanckaronski, Vienna Rudolf von Alt, 1881

Daily Thoughts 10/19/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I also placed an order for new books.

I read some more of Part of Our Lives.  I am reading about the Works Project Administration and libraries.  The Mount Vernon Public Library had a mural painted by Louise Brann who was part of the Federal Arts Project.

Urban Libraries Unite has a fall fundraiser.

I spent some time working on a bookmark and a brochure for award winning fiction books.

I am planning the schedule for November and December with a colleague.

I spent some time in the computer lab helping people this afternoon.  There are two beginning computer classes tonight, A Fundamentals of Computers class, and Beginning Microsoft Word class.
I read the latest New York Review of Books.  This article, Moving Pictures was in the latest New York Times Book Review.  I thought it was forward thinking.

I read some more of Part of Our Lives on the way home.  I reading about censorship in libraries focused on books.  They talk about many books which we consider classics like Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn, John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath, and James Joyce, Ulysses.  There is also some material on libraries would not include early series books by authors like Oliver Optic and Horatio Alger.

Web Bits

Frederick Forsyth, Thrilling in Real Life

Chicago's Newest Library is on a Train

My Hero Toni Morrison by Marlon James

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