Category Archives: libraries

  1. Nazis, Blockheads, and Libraries’ 5 Laws

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    November 24, 2018 by libroshombre

      “Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once suggested.  “A company of the wisest …
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  2. Puppies, Spies, and Brains

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    October 11, 2018 by libroshombre

    Last week two fellow Osher Lifelong Learning students passed along some library-related amusements. One item, a Peanuts strip showing Charlie …
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  3. Florists, Rioters, and Library Heroes

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    August 5, 2018 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                              July 27, 2018 This week I tried not to dwell on the …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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