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A Tale of Two Audiences
April 10, 2010

McMurtrie is a gracious and good-humored moderator and Chabon is a dazzling speaker who seems to have an unfettered connection to his memories and imagination.

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Vintage Dogs
April 8, 2010

Wanna see an antique photo of a clothed monkey riding a saddled dog? What about a dog seated at a table-wearing spectacles and playing checkers?

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The Good (Comic) Book
April 7, 2010

Crumb gained infamy in the 1960s and 70s with outlandish stories that ranged from surreal sexual fantasy to scathing social critique to drug-addled nonsense. One might expect his take on the Bible to be cynically irreverent, if not downright blasphemous.

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Muslims in Europe
April 6, 2010

How does, say, British Islam compare with Pakistani Islam?

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Conflict at/in Your Library
April 4, 2010

The library-mind is not human. It does not judge or distinguish or differentiate right ideas from wrong ideas. An idea is an idea, and the entire spectrum of ideas is broadcast to all, restricted by nothing.

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Sometimes The Movie Is Better
April 3, 2010

I read Shutter Island and promptly forgot about it, but the movie trailer scares me and the images will remain with me far longer than Lehane's words.

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Sit and Knit
April 2, 2010

Need more inspiration? Patterns are also available at the Half Moon Bay Library.

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eReaders and Library eBooks
April 1, 2010

In anticipation of having folks with new eReaders wanting to know if their device is compatible with the library's eBooks, I sent an inquiry to Overdrive, the company behind the library's main eBook collection, the Northern California Digital Library.

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Bears, Bears, and More Bears!
March 31, 2010

Jill Greenberg, perhaps better known for her often controversial celebrity photography, uses lighting and retouching to create these captivating and strangely human-like bear portraits.

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