Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Daily Thoughts 12/12/2018

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Gustave Stoskopf, La Lecture, 1927

Daily Thoughts 12/12/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of Weaponized Lies on the way home.  I am reading about what makes an expert.

I also read some more of The Bullet Journal Method.  I like how the layout covers both what you are currently doing as well as has a simple layout for planning for the future.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.

I went over some oversize titles with the director.

I also spent some time checking duplicate fiction titles.

I sent out five query letters to local foundations for the Bridging the Digital Divide campaign.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I also spent some time working on programming.

I bought two thumb drives for some projects I am working on.

I listened to The Diet Trap Solution on Hoopla for a little bit tonight before bed.

Web Bits



First Edition of Envyclopedia Britannica Available to All

Beinecke Library Acquires Papers of Humorist David Sedaris


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Daily Thoughts 12/11/2018

Reading at a Table
Reading At A Table, Pablo Picasso, 1934

Daily Thoughts 12/11/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of The Bullet Journal Method on the way to work I am finding it very easy to follow and useful.  I like how it is easy to put together a monthly plan with this method.  It is helping me create better lists of what I need to do and track.

I spent some time preparing to contact people for Give Gab.

I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review and Library Journal to read.

I spent some time placing orders for new books.

I started writing a report for the Lets Build Robots campaign on Give Gab.  We had 106 teens and tweens who have participated so far.

I read a little more of Weaponized Lies.  I am reading about what makes an expert.

We had a meeting with a Westchester Library System.  We discussed prison re-entry to society and a variety of services.  I learned that there was a welcome card for people coming out of long term rehabilitation or prison https://connections.westchesterlibraries.org/about/wls-welcome-card-registration/.  I also learned about a site which lists connections to services from the Westchester Library System,

There was a celebration during the Crochet Group hours from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Fundamentals of Computers Class and the Beginning Microsoft Word class is tonight in the computer lab.

We also have a holiday cookie decorating program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Grace Greene Baker Community Room.

I checked out two books today, The Gifts of Acceptance Embracing People and Things as They Are by Daniel A. Miller and The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason.

Web Bits


How to Use Data to Plan A Targeted Library Campaign

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans

Monday, December 10, 2018

Daily Thoughts 12/10/2018

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Bois-gravés, Menu des Cent Bibliophiles (1922), Malo-Renault (1870-1938)

Daily Thoughts 12/10/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some of The Bullet Journal Method Track The Past Order the Present Design the Future by Ryder Carroll.  The philosophy which it describes is one of intentionality combining organization and mindfulness.  I keep a journal.  Hopefully, this book will give me tips on how to organize it better.

I also read a little bit more of Weaponized Lies last night.  I am reading about crooked sampling and distorted surveys.

I checked on the Give Gab campaign for a new teen lab and young adult area.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I listened to some more of The Diet Trap Solution on Hoopla today.

I placed a hold on the book, The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason.

I also placed a hold on the DVD series, The Brain published by PBS.

Web Bits



11 Reasons You Should Not Get a Library Degree

Too Many Books on the Library Card

The cookbook nook, a new spin on the little free library

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2018

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Sebastian Stoskopff, Still Life With Books, 1625

Daily Thoughts 12/09/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I spent some time posting to Twitter about our fundraiser on Give Gab.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

Last night, I read Corsair by James L. Cambias.  It is a great story.  In the near future, a young hacker is stealing shipments of helium-3 from the moon by making the rockets land in the wrong place.  There is plenty of action, suspense, and interesting characters. The conflict mixes in the FBI, foreign agents, gun play, computer hacking, daring escapes, and plenty of trickery.  The story is set in 2033 not that far from now.

I also read some more of Weaponized Lies.  I am reading about how people manipulate statistics and averages to get the results they want.

I checked the New York Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. I also placed several Michelle Obama biographies on order.

I watched some more of the series Changing Body Composition Through Diet and Exercise on Kanopy.

I listened to some more of The Diet Trap Solution on Hoopla.  It is the background while I am picking up around the house and getting ready to do laundry later in the day.

Web Bits



Advancing Community Goals: The Evolving Role of the Public Library

Library of Congress Digitizes Vast Teddy Roosevelt Collection

Man Who Burned LGBTQ Books from Orange City Library Charged with Misdemeanor

Liquor Store, Library Partnership Paying Off

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Daily Thoughts 12/08/2018

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Le Bibliophile, Felix Valloton, 1911

Daily Thoughts 12/08/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of Weaponized Lies.  I am reading about how to deceive with charts.

I spent a little more time contacting people for Give Gab.
https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/teen-computer-lab

I listened to more of The Diet Trap Solution on Hoopla.  There is a reminder to weigh yourself daily before breakfast.

I also watched an episode of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise.

I started reading Corsair by James L. Cambias which is a near future thriller, a type of science fiction.

Web Bits



Behind the Scenes at the House of Commons Library

Helsinki's New Library has 3-D Printers and Power Tools. (And Some Books Too.)