Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Daily Thoughts 09/15/2015

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Writing Box With Design of Autumn Grasses Under the Sun and Moon, Igarashi Doho, 17th Century Japan

Daily Thoughts 09/15/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I read some more of  The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain.  I enjoyed his description of sneaking in to see the Parthenon in Greece because the island was under quarantine.  The early parts of the book on Italy are quite interesting because Italy was still going through unification.  The Kingdom of Italy was not formed until 1871.  The book is written in 1869.  This gives a very different feeling to the book than how we might read about more modern Italy.  Each of the places Mark Twain visits like Naples, Florence, and Rome are quite distinctive.

I spent some time working on the Latino Americans 500 Years of History Grant.  I also checked the gift books and the displays.

Today is the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 to October 15.

The Crochet Class is today from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There is a computer class tonight for Fundamentals of Computers and Microsoft Word.

On the way home, I read some more of The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain.  Mark Twain is traveling in the Holy Land through Palestine.  We get a sense of likes, dislikes and prejudices from Mark Twain that are a reflection of the time.

Web Bits

These Public Libraries are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles

How Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Finds New Ways to Sell Old Books

YA Titles Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

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