Saturday, February 18, 2017

Daily Thoughts 02/18/2017

Woman Reading A Book on the Beach, James Jebusa Shannon, 1891-1896

Daily Thoughts 02/18/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I read some more of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.  I am reading about how Michael Chabon's grandfather who is Jewish was part of the allied OSS operational secret service and was responsible for finding nazi scientists and taking them to the United States.  It reads a little bit like a tall tale or yarn.

I checked the gift books and the displays this morning.  I also read the New York Times Bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list.

We had Bujo James Williams teach an acrylic painting class this morning from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fiction room.  There were a dozen people who attended.  People liked the class tremendously.  We are going to have it again next month.

I prepared two orders for next week.  I will finish the preparation on Tuesday after the hoilday on February 20, 2017.

I also spent some time working on a program for women's history.

The book Moonglow has taken a very dark turn.  The grandfather has found himself at Mittelwerk which is a secret nazi base where V-2 rockets are assembled under a mountain.  It is the site of a forced labor camp.  The leader of the camp is Werner Von Braun the famous rocket scientist and SS officer.  The camp fills the grandfather with burning anger.  There are a lot of love, hate dynamics in this story.  This is one of the threads of this novel which could also be a memoir.

Web Bits

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