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2017-06-22 Programs at Durant

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Programs at Durant

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Uber Complaint

It was just last week I took my first Uber ride.  The short 1-mile trip had me very impressed.  Speed, convenience and affordability seemed to make this form of transportation the best thing since sliced bread.   However, the events of Sunday have completely changed my mind.   I see now why taxi drivers need to be trained and screened not to be crooks. Continue reading

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Durant is not For the Birds !!

Bird people program in the Community Room at Durant Branch 3-30-2017.

Durant is not for the birds! .

Bird people give an uplifting program at Will and Ariel Durant Branch of Los Angeles Public Library on March30, 2017

 

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60 Minutes “Chess Country” video: Benefits of chess

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/chess-country/

CBS 60 Minutes video called “Chess Country” highlights the value of chess for youngsters.  A chess teacher comes to rural -“backward” – Franklin County, Mississippi, teaches chess in the classroom and creates trophy winning chess tournament players (who also improve their grades in school dramatically).   A good plug for creating chess clubs in our library branches.

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Big Brother comes to LAPL

The following email I sent August 4, 2016, is self-explanatory:

to rmorales, ecaswell, Carol, Librarians
To: Robert Morales, Senior Management Analyst II

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Tip_04_Remote Sign Out

Google:  Remote sign out: Continue reading

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Tip_03_Clear Browsing Data

Google “Clear browsing data”: Continue reading

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Tip_02_Bookmark Folders

Chrome bookmark “LAPL” folder: Continue reading

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Tip_01_Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool for XZ lists: Continue reading

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An Intriguing Reference Question

I was subbing at Durant Branch in late 2014. A patron who spoke Russian (but very little English) approached the reference desk together with a staff member who translated for him. The patron was a mathematician who wanted to know how to patent some original work he had done in mathematics.

I was inclined to tell him that mathematical discoveries were, just that, discoveries – not inventions (which can be patented).  Credit for a discovery in nature is claimed by writing a scholarly paper describing it.  The US Patent Office states the following: Continue reading

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