Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Daily Thoughts 9/27/2011

William Morris, Guinevere, 1858
 Daily Thoughts 9/27/2011

This morning, I finished reading Goliath by Scott Westerfeld. I thought it was a rather satisfying ending to a satisfying series. I like how Scott Westerfeld wove real history into this alternate history series. I especially liked the section on Pancho Villa.

I checked the displays, updated the Twitter and Facebook account, and did some weeding in the graphic novels. I also spent some more time learning Microsoft Word 2007 on lynda.com.

We had a donation of computer books today many of which were added.  There were books on Flash, CSS, Drupal and other computer subjects.

We are having the Intermediate Computer Class in the Computer Lab from 6:00-7:00 p.m.. Last time we had overflow from the classes. There is a lot of demand for computer use. We are trying to open the lab more for people seeking jobs. This is very important. A lot of people have trouble filling out online application forms.

On the way home, I read some of The Swerve How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. This book is about the rediscovery of the book, De Rerum Naturae (Of The Nature of Things) by Lucretius during the 15th century.  Lucretius poem is beautiful and full of ideas like atomism, the mixture of pleasure and virtue, and a world without fear.  The Swerve is proving to be very enjoyable.  It even tells us that there were 28 public libraries in Rome during the time of the Roman empire.  I am finding the details tied into the history of books more than satisfactory.

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