Friday, October 20, 2017

Daily Thoughts 10/20/2017

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Scholars in the Studio, Versteegh Michiel, Turn of the 18th/19th Century.

Daily Thoughts 10/20/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I looked at the pictures in the book, Endurance by Scott Kelly.  There were lots of pictures of Russian cosmonauts.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

We had a class this morning led by Allison Midgley from the Westchester Library System.  We first looked at the Westchester IT wiki,  Then we looked at variety of research tools like Press Reader and Infotrac Newsstand.  Infotrac Newsstand has the Westchester Journal News which is the newspaper of record for Westchester county.

After the class we discussed a vinyl cutting machine for use with signage.

I spent some time checking the schedule for part timers in ADP.

I looked through the latest New York Times Bestseller List and Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List.

We worked on an order of e-books.

On the way home, I read a short book of 111 pages, The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison Foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  The book is about the otherness of race and how racism defines people. It focuses on both Africans and African Americans.  Toni Morrison uses literary descriptions drawn from William Faulkner, her own works, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others to address race.  The book is not just about race in terms of black and white.  It is also about colorism or the shades of black among African Americans.  Ultimately, it moves into globalization and how we create communities of others who are different from us.

Web Bits

We Can't Be Complacent Anymore PL Talks With Patrick Sweeney

International Games Week: You Can Put It On The Board

On Budgets and Appropriations

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