Monday, February 20, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/20/2017

Still Life with Inkwell - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin
Still Life With Inkwell, Kusma Petrov-Vodkin, 1934

Daily Thoughts 02/20/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Moonglow by Michael Chabon.  I liked the thread about rocketry which moves from World War II to model rocketry to the space shuttle to building scale models of rockets.  Michael Chabon does a good job of showing the thin lines between love and hate, happiness and madness.  The novel touches on what it means to be family, what it means to keep secrets and how hard it is to live with other people.  I found it to be worth reading.

I also read some of the biography, In The Great Green Room,  of Margaret Wise Brown on the train home.  I am reading about her love for nature, hunting rabbits, and her early career as a writer of children's books. There are numerous examples of unpublished poems in this book.  Each chapter opens with a poem by Margaret Wise Brown.

Web Bits

Finding Philanthropic Funding Backtalk

The French Connection- Remembering the American Librarians of Post World War II France

The LIbrarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

Work With Refugee Agency Inspires Neil Gaiman to Write Sequel to 'Neverwhere'

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