1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Kakistocracy. Raubwirtschaft, and Whipping Machines

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    June 8, 2017 by libroshombre

      When my beloved Texas Rangers baseball team established a new American League record recently for striking out at least …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Humpty, Pied, and Krazy

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    May 9, 2017 by libroshombre

    Some words seem made to go together, and the ones that actually do become “portmanteaus.” A portmanteau’s a large, stiff-sided …
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  7. OLLI, Yancey, and X

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    May 3, 2017 by libroshombre

      The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), one of Fairbanks’ intellectual jewels like our public library, offers a wide array …
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