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Daily Thoughts 04/15/2017


Daily Thoughts 04/15/2017

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I also checked the displays and the gift books.

I finished reading Other Minds, The Octopus, The Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-smith.  The last part of the book discusses how Octopolis came into being.  Octopi were able to gather large amounts of scallop shells which eventually covered the seafloor.  This made it easier for them to build lots of dens.  I enjoyed this book.  There was a lot of very curious content.  People who like science will like this book.

We have the Acrylic Painting class this morning from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the fiction room.

The book, The Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist by Nick Middleton has come in for me to read.

I also have a copy of latest Publishers Weekly to read as well.

I spent some time working on orders for new books.  I also looked over a few sections of shelving.

On the way home, I read The Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist.  Some of it is about countries which existed for a time, but no longer are around like Tibet, or The Cocos Islands.  Many of the listings are not quite countries like Somaliland or Crimea because they are contested politically.  This is especially true of Taiwan which many countries view as part of China and not its own sovereign count

Web Bits


Ivanka Trump’s Tweet About Libraries Somehow Managed To Stir Backlash
http://www.attn.com/stories/16444/ivanka-trumps-tweet-about-libraries-backfired

Librarians March for Science



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