Thursday, November 15, 2018

Daily Thoughts 11/15/2018

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Maurice Poirson, Vichy, la sieste dans le parc au bord de l'Allier / La lecture et la méditation / Le repos, 1880

Daily Thoughts 11/15/2018

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read some more of Healing the Angry Brain.  I am reading about different ways to calm anger and irritation.  Activities like progressive relaxation, mindfulness meditation, and deep breathing are discussed.  Also, how to break off from confrontation is described as well as how angry thinking is poor thinking.  I am almost at the end of the book which has material on empathy and compassion.  I finished reading the book on the way to work.

I also finished reading Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells which is the 3rd book in the Murderbot series.  In this book, Murderbot poses as a security robot to help prevent a cover up of a corporation trying to gain alien technology.  It is a fast paced, quick read with lots of action.

I looked up some more information on STEAM programs.  I learned about the LEGO First League  and the Larchmont Mamaroneck STEM Alliance

I spent some time checking duplicate copies of books today.

We also put out our Holiday display of books, music, and DVDs which includes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, and Thanksgiving.

The library stayed open during the snowstorm today.  We had a Smartphone Class tonight in the computer lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Web Bits

Testifying to the Power of Hip Hop at the New York Public Library

Acevedo, Nunez, Reed, Stewart, and Tawada/Mitsutani  Win National Book Awards

Library Book Clubs Can Change Lives

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