The Music Lesson, Gerard Ter Borch, 1668
Daily Thoughts 10/27/2017
I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.
I finished reading Endurance A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly. I enjoyed reading it. It tells what it is like to live in space. The story is gritty, highly technical and entertaining. I learned a lot about what it means to be on the International Space Station.
I checked the displays and the gift books.
We worked on a display for Veterans Day which is on November 11, 2017.
Right now, I am in the computer lab. I spent some time looking at the New York Times Bestseller lists and the Publishers Weekly Bestseller lists.
We got a shipment of games today. I brought some of them over to the children's room. They had asked for Sorry, Candyland, Operation, and some professional chess sets. We now have a very nice selection of board games for the library. This should help us grow our Adult Board Games Night as well as create some opportunity for board games for teenagers.
I looked through a copy of The Times Literary Supplement today. I also looked through several copies of Publishers Weekly.
I checked out the book Soonish Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith.
I am not renewing my American Library Association membership. I have looked at the results of belonging and found them wanting. I find that the My Metro membership from Metro is far more useful as well as a number of local organizations like Urban Librarians Unite. Also, I have found attending Book Expo America has done far more for my career and long term options. I am beginning to realize that as an organization the American Library Association needs a lot of reform.
I also find paying attention to Every Library has been helpful.
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