Thursday, September 22, 2011

Daily Thoughts 9/22/2011

In 1850, Melville moved his family from New York City to Pittsfield, MA, seeking a reprieve from city life and a quiet place to write. He purchased an 18th century farmhouse which he named Arrowhead, and there he completed his most famous novel, Moby Dick. Melville spent his most productive years at Arrowhead, writing Pierre, The Confidence Man, Benito Cereno, and numerous works of short fiction. Melville lived, farmed, and wrote at Arrowhead for 13 years developing many close literacy friendships with other Berkshire authors including Nathaniel Hawthorne. Pablo Sanchez, Prague, Czech Republic 30 May, 2009 Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

Daily Thoughts 9/22/2011

This morning I relaxed on the train and read the paper.  I took a break from reading. 

I updated the Twitter and Facebook account today, checked the gift books, and checked the displays.  We also opened the computer lab for two hours between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.  I helped some people with job applications in the computer lab.  I also spent some more time on studying Microsoft Word 2007.  This is the wordprocessing program which we have for our computers which are not connected to the internet.

Sometimes, you wonder about the articles in Library Journal.  I was reading about robotic storage for books for academic libraries.  I wonder if you go into the far future, if they will put librarians in cold storage and pull them out when they are needed to answer questions.

I put the new Craig Thompson graphic novel, Habibi on hold.  I also put the graphic novel Ray Bradbury's  The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation by Dennis Calero on hold.  I checked out the book Studs Terkel A Life In Words by Tony Parker.  I am reading it for the Biography Book Club.

The Westchester Library System Digital Media Catalog now supports the Kindle.  Overdrive recently made an agreement to lend ebooks with the Kindle device.

Web Bits

The $175,000 Dust Jacket

Amazon Turns Your Local Library Into Retail Book Chain

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