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Full-speed ahead

We have a good fund-raising effort toward the end of last year as we really got our expansion project under way. Now, we are stepping things up, and we want to remind you that you're input is valuable to us as we look at how we might expand the library physically and...

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Super Heroes redux

They may not be Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman, but comic-book heroes of one sort or another are about to return to the teen book scene in a way that befits their historical stature. DC Entertainment, which owns those characters, has announced it will be...

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Get a grip

Over the weekend the New York Times had several pieces about the kerfuffle developing over social media use by -- mainly -- kids. One by Emily Cochrane was the least alarmist. Here is the explanatory paragraph about a call by a professor for people to limit their...

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How not to fall behind

The promise of educational attainment through Massive Online Only Courses (or MOOCs, as they are called) is proving to be illusive. You may or may not learn enough in a MOOC to make you more worthwhile to an employer or potential employer, but the chances are very,...

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How, exactly?

The CEO of the world's largest publisher of books is bullish on the future for his company, which means, of course, he is also bullish on long-form narratives and fiction. Markus Dohle of Penguin Random House told The Indian express this week that he believes the...

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Hello-o-o-o Echo-o-o-

We don't use an iPhone so we know very little about Siri. I think she is a digital assistant that can help a user track information, directions, phone numbers, and so on. It's an intriguing technology, but I don't use a cell phone often enough to warrant anything more...

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Copyright isn’t that difficult

I've heard a variety of speakers over the course of the last year or so talking about how to publish work either on the web or in a print format. Generally, at some point in their presentations they bring up the issue of how to copyright one's work so that it can't be...

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Phones for teens?

It's no small problem: When should a parent allow a teen son of daughter to have full access to a smart phone? This knotty issue is the subject of an article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 13-14, and while the writer devotes a lot of space and...

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How do you like it?

This is my first blog post since we launched our new website, constructed by the team at HOT IT in Wimberley and Round Rock. I certainly hope you like the format and find it a little more user-friendly and up-to-date than our old site, which had been around since...

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Guess I’ll just stay home

My wife and I have enjoyed spending time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a few occasions. For us it held treasures we could discover every time we returned. Not that we went all that often. After all, it is in New York City, which isn't just right around the...

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