Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2017

C.L.S.C. Books Louis John Rhead (American, born England, 1857–1926)

Daily Thoughts 02/15/2017

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

I read some more of  Reality Is Not What It Seems The Journey to Quantum Gravity.  Carlo Rovelli is describing the weave of space being made of a 3 dimensional mesh interlinked rings. There is picture on P.162 which reminds me a little bit of chainmail in its structure.  There are a lot of interesting ideas in this book.  For example a watch that is lower to the ground will run slower than a watch high in the air.  Some of it is a little baffling.

I also finished reading Ghetto, The Invention of a Place, The History of An Idea by Mitchell Duneier.  There is an excellent summation at the end of the book.  The author compares the black ghetto to the Jewish Ghetto.  Also there is a little bit on how the barrio, or other ethnic enclaves like Chinatown are different from the ghetto.  This is a well written book.  There is an index, notes, extensive bibliography, acknowledgements, and a set of black and white photographs in the center of the book.

I checked the displays and the gift books. I also checked to make sure the payment for one of my programs will be available.  I am buying some supplies for the Saturday Acrylic painting class.

I spent some time training a colleague on Brodart to order nonfiction titles.

There was a Beginning Microsoft Access class tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7;30 p.m.

I stayed for the Mount Vernon Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.  They showed the new Board Docs system which they purchased.  There was a little input on personnel.  They discussed programming.  They are planning on doing a "Read Down Your Fines" program soon.  They also mentioned that there was going to be another open house for the library.  It was an interesting meeting.

On the way home, I finished reding Reality Is Not What It Seems The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli.  I liked that at the end of the book, there was some discussion of Information Theory is physics which is about how particles store and exchange information.  This was well worth reading.  It inspired a sense of wonder in science.  If you like popular science books this is an excellent read.

I looked at the Libraries Transform Campaign for National Library Week.

Web Bits

Thieves Rappeled Into A London Warehouse In Rare Book Heist

The George Peabody Library, A Literary and Architectural Treasure

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