Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daily Thoughts 11/30/2011

Kyōka hassen sono ni. Print shows three men and a woman (poets); one man is standing behind a low screen, reading; another is sitting on the floor in front of the screen, feeding a turtle from a bowl; the third man and the woman are standing on the left.   Date Created/Published: [between 1818 and 1824] 

Daily Thoughts 11/30/2011

I updated the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library this morning.

The library has the Graphic Novels Club today .  I am bringing in a few things to show including The First Kingdom, an issue of Star Reach, Parsifal illustrated by P. Craig Russell, and a few other ground level comics.  There is also some material from New York Comic Con which I plan on showing.  The club runs from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today.

We had the Computer Lab for Academic Use today between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  I also spent some time learning how to modify the website calendar.

I read some more of Survival of the Beautiful.  There is a lot on the aesthetics of birds focusing on plumage, nest building, and song.  The author focuses a lot on the bowerbird, nightingale, bird of paradise, and peacock.

This afternoon, I spent a little more time getting the graphic novel club material ready.  I also worked a bit with a colleague on a press release announcing the amnesty for lost items from the Mount Vernon Public Library which runs from November 22, 2011 to January 31, 2012.  Hopefully, we should get quite a bit of our material back.  It is now up in the Mount Vernon Inquirer.

In addition, I printed a variety of flyers for different events coming up in December.

I put the book, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman on hold.  It is on the 10 Best Books of 2011 from the New York Times.

I also put the graphin novel Zahra's Paradise by Amir (text) and Khalil (illus.) on hold.  It is a story set in the disputed 2009 election in Iran.

Web Bits

Occupy Wall Street Library

Pathetic: Grown Men Cry Over Occupy Wall Street Library Demolition
A little note on how some of the world sees this.

Lessons from the Occupy Wall Street Library

Once I Understood, the "Occupy" Movement, I Saw How it Fits the Common Core

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