Thursday, January 28, 2016

Daily Thoughts 01/28/2016

Still Life with Newspaper - Juan Gris
Still Life With Newspaper, Juan Gris, 1916

Daily Thoughts 01/28/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

I spent some time discussing issues with the computer lab.

We had the Brown Bag Book Club today.  We discussed the book, The Girls of Atomic City :  The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan.  The next book we are planning on reading is On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker by A'leila Bundles in February.  February is black history month.

I have a stack of journals to read tomorrow.  There are several copies of Library Journal and Booklist.

Tonight we have an adult board games night in the community room from 6-8 p.m..  It should be a nice activity to do.

The board games night was quite enjoyable.  We played scrabble, checkers, and monopoly.  We also brought out variety of books on different games.

I started reading On Her Own Ground tonight.  It was requested as a subject by the book club.  It is a very different kind of story.  It is about a road out of extreme poverty and deprivation to reaches.  The story of Madam C.J. Walker shows a path to success based on self-help, salesmanship, perseverance, faith, and entrepreneurship.

Web Bits

Why America’s Public Library System Will Survive

Knight News Challenge on Libraries Opens for Applications on February 24, 2016

What Happens When Libraries Are Asked to Help the Homeless Find Shelter

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