Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Daily Thoughts 04/18/2018

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Daily Thoughts 04/18/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

On the way to work, I finished reading Natural Causes An Epidemic of Wellness, The Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control by Barbara Ehrenreich.  The last part is about aging and how to live successfully at the end of your life.  It also cover how to die at the end.  There is some commentary about how some people in silicon valley want to live forever.  There is a lot of dark humor in this book.  I liked reading it.

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

I spent a little more time working on the oversize books.

We had three programs in the evening.  The first was our Ozobots program.  Ozobots are small robots which can be programmed to move and light up with colored markers.  You draw lines and the Ozobots follow the lines.  They also can be programmed to move in patterns from a computer or tablet.  They are fun to play with.  We had over twenty tweens who were interested in them. The program ran from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

There was also a HTML 5 and CSS 3 class in the evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We had an assistant professor of literature, Mariel Rodney, lead a discussion Audre Lorde from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..  We were discussing essays from Sister Outsider Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde.  The essay which we are going to discuss next time is The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle the Masters House.

It was a very busy day.

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