Monday, July 22, 2013
Daily Thoughts 07/22/2013
I was at the Harlem Book Fair this weekend. It was the first time I went. It was a mix of urban fiction, African American fiction, religious books, and childrens books. There were some poetry readings. It was a bit different. A lot of the material was self published. I picked up some catalogs for the children's room, a variety of postcards and bookmarks on urban fiction which I gave to a colleague, and a list of nonfiction books which I ordered today. I learned a little bit.
After walking around for a while, I picked up some fruit punch with sorrel, pineapple, and oranges in it. It was a very hot day. There were a number of readings happening at the same in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture which is one of the branches of the New York Public Library. http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg I spent some time writing down some of the titles which people were lecturing on. I also visited the gift shop which had a large selection of books on African American culture, art, civil rights, and history. I took a few notes on books that were there.
It was very interesting looking around. It was the first time I had been there. There were two art galleries; one had a show of Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals to Rulers. There was a little bit about the Mughals in the show.
This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter for the library and checked the displays and gift books. I have a copy of the New York Times Book Review to read and Library Journal. I am looking at the Mosaic Literary Magazine blog which I found out about in the Schomburg. http://mosaicmagazine.org/blog/
The computer lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. I spent a little time updating some of the content on the Bookletters page.
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