Monday, February 27, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/27/2017


Daily Thoughts 02/27/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I worked on my Management of Technology class today.  I watched several videos.  I also checked on the Budget and Finance class.  I registered for the course Planning & Library Buildings for the CPLA.

Web Bits

Amazon Books Another Turn In the Spiral
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2017/02/amazon-books-another-turn-in-the-spiral/


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/26/2017


Knitting in the Library

Mary Cassatt (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1844–1926 Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise), 1881


Daily Thoughts 02/26/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.


I turned in my assignment for my Management of Technology class.

I read the latest Publishers Weekly Bestseller List and the New York Times Bestseller List.

Web Bits



Library of Congress Reaching Out to Younger Readers

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/25/2017

Marcellin Desboutin - Portrait Edgar Degas.jpg
Portrait of Edgar Degas, Marcellin Desboutin, January 1, 1900


Daily Thoughts 02/25/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also checked on my classes for the CPLA.

I requested the book, Adult Programs In the Library by Brett W. Lear through interlibrary loan.

Web Bits


Then and Now Photos of 107 Year Old Library

Prisons & Publics Outreach

A Library in Letters: The Bodleian


Friday, February 24, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/24/2017


Blind Homer Led by the Genius of Poetry, Edward Sheffield Bartholomew (1822–1858) 1851

Daily Thoughts 02/24/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also finished reading In the Great Green Room The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary.  It was a biography that showed a complicated life.  Margaret Wise Brown was a woman who loved animals, dogs, nature and hunting.  She wrote children's books but wanted to write for an adult audience.  I am quite fond of her books, The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon.  I thought this was an excellent telling of life story with plenty of drama and conflict.  The story is as much a story about love and family as it is about writing.

I spent some time reading technology plans from Santa Cruz Public Library and Anchorage Public Library.  I was a page at Santa Cruz Public Library a long time ago.

I wrote a sample proposal for my Budget and Finance class for the CPLA.  I also spent some time working on my Management of Technology class.

Tech Soup has an RFP library on how to write proposals.
http://www.techsoup.org/support/articles-and-how-tos/rfp-library

Web Bits


Libraries in the 21st Century Why Law Libraries Are More Important Than Ever

Information Is Garbage

Libraries are a Safe Haven for Homeless People-- But Locals Seek to Exclude Them

Top 5 Myths About National Library Legislative Day


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/23/2017




Study for the Astor Library, New York

Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)

Daily Thoughts 02/23/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Managing Budgets and Finances A How to do it Manual for Libraries on the way to work.  I am reading about library audits.

I also read some more of In the Great Green Room.  I am reading about Margaret Wise Brown's relationship with Michael Strange, a woman poet.  There is also a bit on her house called the "Only House" which had a door to nowhere on the second floor.

I checked the gift books and the displays.

There is a lecture tonight at 6:00 p.m. on the similarities between Barack Obama and Frederick Douglass.

I read through two copies of Publishers Weekly today.

I am working on a heart health program for next week on Thursday.

Web Bits


A School Librarian Leads Drive thats Netted 1000 Books for Homeless Students

Toronto's Newest Library is a Tech Centre on Wheels


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/22/2017


Table and Writing Set, Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)

Daily Thoughts 02/22/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also did an assignment for the Management of Technology class.

I am learning with online classes, it is good to keep your old assignments, because they sometimes don't upload properly and you end up having to resubmit them if you are taking classes on line.

I looked over some flyers for errors today.

Last night, I read some more of In the Great Green Room.  I learned that Margaret Wise Brown tried to write books for an adults, but it did not work.  Also, she used many themes from fairytales because the content was universal.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/21/2017


Woman Reading Under A Mosquito Net, Fuhiken Tokikaze (active first half of the 18th century), circa 1720

Daily Thoughts 02/21/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I looked over my Management of Technology assignments for the CPLA.  I also did the audit assignment for the Budget and Finance class for the CPLA.

I rested on the way to work.

I did a little work on ordering this morning.

I also checked the gift books and the displays.

The crochet group met today in the fiction room from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  I printed up the sign up sheets for March for the computer classes.

I read the latest copy of Library Journal and a copy of Publishers Weekly.

There are two computer classes tonight, a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word class.

The book, Managing Budgets and Finances a How to Do It Manual for Librarians by Teresa R. Dalston and Arlita Hallam has come in for me to read.

Web Bits

Secret Libraries of History
http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history

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'

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/19/2017




In the Library  Edwin Austin Abbey (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1852–1911 London), 1888


Daily Thoughts 02/19/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I watched The Desk Set starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.  It is a rather charming movie.  It is also a library movie.  The setting is an old fashioned telephone reference department in  a corporation.  A new machine called EMERAC which can answer peoples questions.  I had heard about this from other librarians.

I read a little bit more of Moonglow.

Web Bits


An Elegy for the Library


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/18/2017


Woman Reading A Book on the Beach, James Jebusa Shannon, 1891-1896

Daily Thoughts 02/18/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.  I am reading about how Michael Chabon's grandfather who is Jewish was part of the allied OSS operational secret service and was responsible for finding nazi scientists and taking them to the United States.  It reads a little bit like a tall tale or yarn.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.  I also read the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

We had Bujo James Williams teach an acrylic painting class this morning from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fiction room.  There were a dozen people who attended.  People liked the class tremendously.  We are going to have it again next month.

I prepared two orders for next week.  I will finish the preparation on Tuesday after the hoilday on February 20, 2017.

I also spent some time working on a program for women's history.

The book Moonglow has taken a very dark turn.  The grandfather has found himself at Mittelwerk which is a secret nazi base where V-2 rockets are assembled under a mountain.  It is the site of a forced labor camp.  The leader of the camp is Werner Von Braun the famous rocket scientist and SS officer.  The camp fills the grandfather with burning anger.  There are a lot of love, hate dynamics in this story.  This is one of the threads of this novel which could also be a memoir.

Web Bits



Why Backlist Matters to Bookstores

Record Number of Americans Now Own Smart Phones, Have Home Broadband

The Prettiest Library Cards As Seen in the #Riotgrams Challenge


Friday, February 17, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2017

Man Writing a Letter - Gabriel Metsu
Gabriel Metsu, Man Writing a Letter 1664-1666

Daily Thoughts 02/17/2017

I checked the libraries Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some of Moonglow by Michael Chabon on the way home last night.  Moonglow is a memoir turned fictional.  It is stories of Michael Chabon's family.  However, Michael Chabon does not try and present it as truth.  It is a story.  He starts with his grandparents.  The title Moonglow refers to his grandfather's love of space.

I talked to Scholastic today about databases.

I have been doing a tally of the computer resources at the Mount Vernon Public Library for the Management of Technology class.

On the subway today, I also read a little bit of In The Great Green Room The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret Wise Brown wrote The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon.

I spent some time looking at the Visualizing Funding for Libraries Data Tool  http://libraries.foundationcenter.org/

Web Bits


Library Hand, The Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

The Most Expensive Library In the World? Book Capella Opens for Russian Elite

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2017


Book Cover, 1610-1620

Daily Thoughts 02/16/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I rested on the way to work.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  I  put in a few orders of books.

I also spent some time on my Management of Technology class.

There is a Gmail class tonight in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

I spent some time discussing the Heart Health program today.

I checked the time schedules tonight from ADP.

Web Bits


Building An Advocacy Team and Getting It Engaged  Trustees' Corner

Community Needs Dictate Local Library Functions

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.
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/

Web Bits

Thieves Rappeled Into A London Warehouse In Rare Book Heist
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thieves-rappelled-london-warehouse-in-heist-180962176/

The George Peabody Library, A Literary and Architectural Treasure






Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2017



James Baldwin, Marlon Brando Civil Rights March 1963, Public Domain, U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service.

Daily Thoughts 02/14/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook today.

I rested on the way to work.   I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also spent some time working on orders for new books.

I worked a bit on preparation for programs.  I am looking forward to the James Baldwin's America program.

The crochet group met today from 2;30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the fiction room.

I read through a copy of the New York Times Book Review and a copy of Publishers Weekly.

I am in the computer lab right now.  There is going to be a Fundamentals of Computers Class and a Beginning Microsoft Word 2013 class tonight.

I checked out the graphic novel Habitat by Simon Roy.  Also the move Desk Set came in for me to watch as well as the novel, Moonglow by Michael Chabon.

I have some programming to work on tomorrow.

I read some more of Reality Is Not What It Seems  The Journey to Quantum Gravity. Carlo Rovelli is an advocate for "quantum loop gravity".  The imagery can be striking in this book.  When I read the section on waves, particles, and granularity in quantum mechanics it made me think of the idea of "amber waves of grain."

Web Bits


Officials Rename Harlem Library After Civil Rights Icon Harry Belafonte


Monday, February 13, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/13/2017


Gabriel Huquier (French, Orléans 1695–1772 Paris), Man and Woman Reading ca. 1742


Daily Thoughts 02/13/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also spent some time getting ready to work on programming next week.  There are still quite a few things that need to be done.

I worked on three different courses today.  I finished my Current Issues course.  I focused on my last assignment on the topic of annual programming calendar for the adult department.  I am waiting for my textbook for the Budget and Finance class.  I have to create a Program Budget for the Collection Development department.  I watched the hour long video for the Management of Technology portion class.  I'll focus on the assignments later in the week.

I read some more of Ghetto The Invention of a Place, The History of An Idea.  I am reading about Geoffrey Canada and his charter school in Harlem, New York.

I read some more of Reality Is Not What It Seems.  I am reading about the history of quantum physics.

Web Bits


Hennepin County Library posts msessages that 'All Are Welcome Here'

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/12/2017


Still Life, Unidentified Artist

Daily Thoughts 02/12/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook.

I read some more of Ghetto The Invention of a Place.  I am reading about how class becomes a greater factor in the 1980s as more African Americans become middle class and move out of the ghetto into mixed race neighborhoods.

I also read some more of Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli.  The writing is very clear.  I read some more history of phsyics focused on Newton and Einstein.

Web Bits


As E-book Sales Decline Digital Fatigue Grows

Quiet Hour at Northbrook Library Hopes to Create Autism Friendly Space


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/11/2017


Reading the News at the Weavers' Cottage

Adriaen van Ostade (Dutch, Haarlem 1610–1685 Haarlem), 1673

Daily Thoughts 02/11/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Reality Is Not What It Seems.  I am reading about the history of physics.

I also read a bit more of Ghetto, The Invention of a Place.  There is a little bit about the West Village in New York and Castro street in San Francisco being a ghetto for gay people.

I placed a hold on the graphic novel Habitat by Roy Simon.

Web Bits


A Patron by Any Other Name is Still a Patron


Friday, February 10, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/10/2017


Morte d'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory (British, 1415/18–1471), 1893


Daily Thoughts 02/10/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Atlas Obscura last night.  There is a quirky charm to the book.  There is a website that goes with the book.  http://www.atlasobscura.com

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I spent some time working on an order of books today for Central Library District funds.  I also put in some orders.

I talked with some people about programming.  There is a Heart Health program on March 2, 2017 in the community room.  I also discussing flyer content for the computer classes and the senior memoir writing class in March.

I wrote my monthly report for February.

I read some more of Ghetto The Invention of a Place, The History of An Idea on the way home.  A lot of the book is focused on Harlem and Chicago.  I am reading about Kenneth Clark right now.  The previous section was on Horace Cayton.

I also read some more of Reality is Not What It Seems.  I am reading about early atomism focused on the Greek philosopher Democritus.

Web Bits

Is the Library The New Public Square


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/09/2017


Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823), Books 

Daily Thoughts 02/09/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of Ghetto The Invention of a Place last night on the train home from work.  I am reading about Housing Covenants or legal restrictions that people placed on housing that limited what could of person could live where.  These were used extensively in Chicago to limit what race or religion lived in a particular place.  Even though it is not in the books, housing covenants were used extensively on Asians in Seattle, Washington, and were aimed at creating laws on racial purity.  They were a way to restrict where people lived.  Local realtors and churches often supported them.

I also had a chance to look at Atlas Obscura which lists odd, obscure, and curious places all over the world with short descriptions.  There all kinds of things from the Babbage Engine #2 to the Cathedral of Junk to the Big Baobab.  It is an entertainingly odd book.

I worked a little bit on my interview for the Budget and Finance class.

The library is closed right now due to inclement weather.  I am at home sitting at my computer typing away.

I ordered the book Managing Budgets and Finance by Hallam and Dalston today for my library course.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/08/2017


Daily Thoughts 02/08/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some of Ghetto The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea, by Michelle Duneier.  I am reading about how ghettos were created.  The first ghetto was in Venice in a copper foundry in the 16th century.

I checked the display and the gift books.  I spent some time working on programming today.  I also spent some time working on flyers.  I am trying to straighten out some issues with scheduling.

The book, Reality Is Not What It Seems The Journey Through Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli came in for me to read.

I spent some time in the computer lab today.

I spent some time interviewing a library director for my Budget and Finance Class.

I have a copy of the Ingram Advance to read.

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

I reserved the movie, The Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn.  I also checked out the book, Atlas Obscura, An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton.

Web Bits


A Public Library That's Nicer Than The Fanciest Tech OFfice


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/07/2017

Vanitas Still-life - Pieter Claesz
Vanitas Still Life, Peter Claesz, 1628

Daily Thoughts 02/07/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I relaxed on the way to work.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I looked through several copies of Publishers Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, the latest issue of the Times Literary Supplement, and a copy of Booklist.  I prepared two booklists for ordering.

I also worked a little bit on a service review for one of the people I manage.

I placed the book Moonglow by Michael Chabon on hold.  I also filled out a form for payment for an upcoming program.

I have some content for flyers which I have to work on.  There is going to be a motorcycle safety program on March 11, 2017.   We had our Crochet Group today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I have an interview to do for Budget and Finance tomorrow.  We are supposed to interview a director about their budget process.

Web Bits


Librarians Call Foul On FCC Internet Policy Actions

Interlibrary Collaborations

Monday, February 6, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/06/2017

Portrait of Leo Tolstoy - Nikolai Ge
Portrait of Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Ge, 1884

Daily Thoughts 02/06/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked my three classes today for CPLA.  I wrote about becoming a School District Library for the Current Issues class.  I wrote about how the line item budget seems to make the most sense to me for the Budget and Finance class.  I posted on the forums for the Management of Technology class.

Web Bits


A Trip Inside Film History At Disney's Animation Research Library

Kent State's Babar Collection Welcomes Visitors and Scholars to  University Library


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/05/2017

Lady Salesbury - The Misses Van and Lady Salisbury - Google Art Project.jpg
Lady Salisbury, The Misses Van and Lady Salisbury, 1790

Daily Thoughts 02/05/2017

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

I went through my email and identified some of the previous programs that we might want to do again.  I also looked through the Arts Westchester list of Teaching Artists  https://artswestchester.org/teaching_artist/teaching-artist/  and the New York State Performers and Programs list for libraries http://performersandprograms.com/  as well as the 2015 Performers Showcase List for Young Adults from the Westchester Library System  http://wikis.westchesterlibraries.org/childrens/?page_id=2096

I watched the cartoon Halo: The Fall of Reach on Hoopla.  The story had lots of action and intrigue however pieces of it were a little more than disturbing.  The back story is one of a kind of exultant militarism based on Spartan ideals.  It reminded me a bit of fascism.  It had that questionable edge like Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlen.I also read two Halo comics on Hoopla.

Web Bits

Libraries Are For Everyone

Don't Put My Book in the African American Section

YALSA Teen Book Finder

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/04/2017

Self-portrait with a Sketch Book - Rembrandt
Rembrandt, Self Portrait With a Sketch Book, 17th Century

Daily Thoughts 02/04/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also started my online CPLA class for Budget and Finance.

I read some more of Another Country by James Baldwin.  I am almost finished reading the book.

I did a little more preparation work for programming.  I am looking at some Women's history programs.  I applied for one on Sojourner Truth through Humanities New York and asked about having a program on Women's Suffrage.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I ordered some more boxes from Better World Books.

I read through several copies of Publishers Weekly today.

I also spent time working on my orders for new books for next week.


Web Bits



The FCC Is Stopping 9 Companies from Providing Subsidized Broadband to the Poor

Libraries Demonstrate How Data Can Supercharge Low Budget Marketing

ALA Affirms Support for NEH, NEA

Check Out the Gorgeous Restoration of France's Old National Library


Friday, February 3, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/03/2017


Reading the newspaper - Fyodor Bronnikov
Reading the Newspaper, Fyodor Bronnikov, 1880


Daily Thoughts 02/03/2017

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library today.

I spent some time working on programming today, mainly scheduling things.  I have been looking for programs that are for Women's History Month.

I started the CPLA course, Management of Technology.

Web Bits


Bamboozled... Buyer Beware At Your Library

The Local Library Helped Me Become A Novelist


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/02/2017

Mina Fonda Ochtman The evening lamp.jpg
Mina Fonda Ochtman, The Reading Lamp, 1900


Daily Thoughts 02/02/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Another Country by James Baldwin.  We are planning to do a lecture series called James Baldwin's America sponsored by Humanities New York in April.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I spent some time talking to a Lexis representative.

I also spent some time working on programming today.  I checked with the Black Documentary Collective to see if we could show the film, Black Women in Medicine for women's history month in March.

I generated a list of CD Audiobooks for Bookletters.

I checked out the book, The Dream of Enlightenment, The Rise of Modern Philosophy by Anthony Gottlieb.

I  read the latest Bookpage.

There is a beginning Microsoft Excel 2013 class tonight.



Web Bits


New York Times Defends Axing Comics Bestseller Lists

Library Participates In Effort to Preserve Government Data


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/01/2017

Reymerswaele Two tax collectors.jpg
Two Tax Collectors, Marinus Von Reymerswaele, 1540s

Daily Thoughts 02/01/2017

I rested on the way to work.

AARP tax help started today.

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also checked on a few flyers for programs.

I read a copy of the New York Times Book Review.

I checked the gift books and the displays.  February is Black History Month.

I worked a little bit more on flyers and programming today.  I also worked on scheduling.   There are a few programs that need to be confirmed. I discussed grants with a new person at the library.

Right now, I am in the computer lab.

Web Bits

Yonkers Library Unveils New Vision for the Future
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2017/01/24/yonkers-public-library/96969342/

What If New Yorkers Read The Same Book at the Same Time
http://gothamist.com/2017/02/01/one_book_one_city.php