Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Daily Thoughts 09/27/2016

Married Life - Roger de La Fresnaye
Married Life, Roger De La Fresnaye, 1913

Daily Thoughts 09/27/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of the book, Power.

I checked the gift books and the displays in the morning.

Two books came in for me to read, Angel Catbird, the graphic novel written by Margaret Atwood and The Span of Empire, a science fiction novel by Eric Flint and David Carrico.

I have a pile of material to go through, copies of the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement, Forecast, and the New York Review of Books.

The crochet club was today from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We also had the Fundamentals of Computers Class and the Beginning Microsoft Word class tonight.

I am looking at a new book by Bruce Fabricant called Mount Vernon, NY Sports Champions Heroes & Legends.  It is quite an interesting piece of local history.

My desk is exploding with paper.

On the way home, I finished reading Power-- Why Some People Have It-- And Others Don't by Jeffrey Pfeffer.  This book is about managing people in difficult situtions.  It describes how to deal with conflict in leadership.  It does not shy from describing the realities of office politics and the desires of people who want to get ahead.  Some of the content is surprising.  It is not about how to grab what you want, but how to build alliances, gather resources, network with your peers, pay attention, and do the little things which people often overlook.

I also read a large chunk of the book, The Span of Empire by Eric Flint and David Carrico.  I had already read the first 25 chapters of the book on the Baen website. http://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781476781532/9781476781532.htm?blurb

Web Bits

Creating Lifelong Readers

Banned Books Week: Closing Libraries is Tantamount to Censorship

International Library Innovators

People Are Not Visiting Bookstores or Libraries Anymore

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