Category Archives: books

  1. Skunks, Pack Horse Librarians, and Emergency Rooms for the Mind

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    July 4, 2017 by libroshombre

      There’s a set of values held in common by public librarians everywhere: a love of books and belief in …
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  2. Odors, Cursive, and Reading

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    June 8, 2017 by libroshombre

      Reading a new library book by Keith Houston titled “The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the most Powerful Object …
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  3. Flogging, Peacocks, and Thicknesse

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    May 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Teaching an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class on Patrick O’Brian was more involved than anticipated. Having read (and listened …
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  4. Abhorring Information Banning

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    April 24, 2017 by libroshombre

      A recent round of reading has left me ready to revive the seventeenth-century British political party known as “the …
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  5. Service Animals, Sheepskins, and Marc Antony’s Gift

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    March 23, 2017 by libroshombre

      No one at my library school ever mentioned a number of items that would later loom large. For example, …
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  6. Old Books, New Books, and Guys Read

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    January 16, 2017 by libroshombre

      Most booklovers enjoy the fragrance of old books, and many also like the odor of new books. A local …
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  7. Brand, Fangled, and New

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    January 16, 2017 by libroshombre

    The sun shines constantly on new vistas for those on the lookout, and even heavily-trodden paths.   I’ve lost count of …
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