Category Archives: libraries

  1. Muscle-wire, Aerogel, and the Library of Water

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    March 22, 2018 by libroshombre

    “Mahabharata;” at 90,000 verses, is the “single longest poem in the world.” That’s from one of several library books that …
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  2. Elvis, Casanova, and Dr. Dee

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    January 1, 2018 by libroshombre

      Being a librarian isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the mother of all dictionaries, …
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  3. Swearing, Cursing, and Lying to Librarians

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    August 13, 2017 by libroshombre

      You might not be surprised to learn that the famed Bodleian Library at Oxford University has a Twitter feed …
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  4. Flamingoes, Naked Mole Rats, and Sleepers

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      The age-old mystery of how flamingoes sleep on one leg without falling over has finally been resolved. Biologists at …
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  5. Scunners, Squeamishness, and Biting Wax Tadpoles

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    July 4, 2017 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 4790-4344                                                            June 8, 2017 The public library’s such an endless source of unexpectedly interesting factoids. …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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