Thursday, May 4, 2017

Daily Thoughts 05/04/2017

Still Life with Spherical Mirror - M.C. Escher
Still Life With Spherical Mirror, M.C. Escher, 1934

Daily Thoughts 05/04/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I checked the displays and the gift books.  I also put together some orders of books.  I am planning on placing an order for large print books next.  I will be looking at Random House Large Print and the McNaughton plan for books.

I also spent some time looking over the 800s and the 600s.

The film Home was shown today for Emotional Wellness Week.  It is an excellent independent film that show issues of mental illness in a down to earth manner.

We also had the Growing and Aging program today from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..  It was mostly seniors who attended.  I was too young to answer a few of the questions.  One of the patrons brought some carrot cake.  This was a conversation supported by funding from Humanities New York.

I finished reading The Card Catalog, Books, Cards, Literary Treasures, The Library of Congress Foreword by Carla Hayden. This is a beautiful books.  It very much appeals to the old fashioned sense of antiquarian books.  The book contains many illustrations of classic book covers and title pages next to a catalog card fot the item from the Library of Congress. You get to see The Wizard of Oz,  The Fire Next Time, The Elements of Euclid, The Scarlett Letter A Romance, and many other classics throughout this book.  The book successfully describes the transition from catalog cards to computer punch cards and the early MARC records.  I enjoyed it.

Web Bits

Library Associations Turn Activists for April Marches

Books or Bombs: A Battle for the Soul of America


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