Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Daily Thoughts 06/01/2016

Italian Humanists (Six Tuscan Poets) - Giorgio Vasari
Italian Humanists (Six Tuscan Poets), Giorgio Vasari, 1554

Daily Thoughts 06/01/2016

I checked the libraries Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of The Anatomy of Inequality.  I am reading about the relationship between religion and inequality.  In Hinduism there is the caste system created by the Laws of Manu, in Christianity and Judaism there is the story of The Curse of Ham which is often used to justify slavery or serfdom, and in Islam there is the idea that people who are not Muslim can be enslaved.

I checked the gift books and the displays today.

I also did some work with the Bookletters.  I put in a list of new DVDS.

I also did a little bit of work on weeding.

The theme for adult summer reading is Exercise Your Mind Read!  We discussed a number of programs for summer reading including a memory master, word games night, a spades tournament, and showing  a few films like a Thomas Paine film from PBS. We are also planning some giveaways like a totebag and pens.

I also spent some time talking about future computer classes. Our computer technician is planning on doing some classes for Scratch, the 3D Printer, Google Nik photography software which is now free, and Minecraft.

There is an Intermediate HTML and CSS class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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