Tag Archives: public libraries

  1. Thesauri, the Appendix, and Productive Yawning

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    May 29, 2014 by libroshombre

    There are some who think libraries are simply “warehouses for books,” when in fact they’re more akin to thesauri. Roget …
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  2. Walpole’s Serendipity, Chaucer’s Murder, and Lifelong Learning

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    April 3, 2014 by libroshombre

    One of our culture’s great sources of serendipity, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable,” defines “serendipity “ as “a happy …
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  3. Baseball, Personal MBAs, and the Eagles of Dutch Harbor

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    March 6, 2014 by libroshombre

    It’s snowing in Fairbanks, but springtime for professional baseball teams, including my beloved Texas Rangers. Though never much of a …
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  4. Libraries, Baby Names, and Swiftwater Bill Gates

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    January 23, 2014 by libroshombre

    The library’s award-winning Guys Read program is underway, and me and thirty-five friends are reading boy-friendly books at local schools, …
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