Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Daily Thoughts 4/6/2011 (Swann Galleries, Powering The Dream)

A man reading, Oil on Canvas, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, From 1740 and 1754

Daily Thoughts 4/6/2011

This morning, I read some more of Powering The Dream.  The author describes the failure of the first electric cars in the 1890s was a result of poor customer service and maintenance.  He also describes how people were using solar hot water heaters in the 1950s in Florida and California.  I find it fairly interesting.  A lot of what we call renewable energy is not that new.

Today has been fairly quiet.  I updated the Twitter account, entered some more surveys, and checked the displays.  I also made some calls and emails for our Writers Networking Event on April 14, 2011.

I took some time to go through the gifts and separate out some books for the book sale.  We got a fairly large donation of childrens books today.

We also opened the computer lab so people could search for jobs today.  Several people came in to look for jobs on the internet.  Part of this includes making sure they have an email account, reminding them to get a flash drive so they can upload resumes, and showing people how to search job sites.

This is a 3D Catalog of the contents of the auction from the Swann Gallery which is tomorrow April 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.  It was very interesting at the preview on April 5, 2011 with the New York Library Club and the New York Librarians Meetup.  I will be writing a full description shortly.

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