Category Archives: libraries

  1. Bibliolaters, Bibliophiles, and Booksellers

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    May 13, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here’s a story about a pricelessly unique 16th century book that’s just been rediscovered that describes 15,000 other books. Last …
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  2. Doodah, Play-Doh, and Art

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    April 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here are three art-related questions for you involving music, sculpture, and painting: are smells and paint-by-number paintings really art, and …
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  3. Jackrabbits, Pecans, and Colophons

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    March 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    Reading in the newspaper about Dubai having “the largest artificial tree in the world” harkened me back to the first …
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  4. Zippy, Joyce, and Margaret

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    February 21, 2019 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                              January 31, 2019 A recent Zippy the Pinhead comic strip reminded me of how …
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  5. Blue Teeth, Vatican Jocks, and Crossroads of Civilizations

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    February 6, 2019 by libroshombre

    A computer meme has me thinking about libraries even more than usual. There’s much to consider, because libraries and librarians …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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