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Brook Freeman
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Attended Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
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Happy New Year everyone!
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The story of how one brave soul defended his right to translate the Red Book of Westmarch in court against the powers of the Tolkien estate.
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Pop songs rewritten as Shakespearean sonnets. Simple gimmick, but these are incredibly well-done. Really clever.

"With pray'r alone, we have survived 'til now.
Pray, take my hand! We'll triumph soon, I vow."
Old twists on new tunes, every Thursday.
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Glorious.
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We finally got the chance to watch Thor the Dark World tonight.  When watching the initial scenes, Dark Elves then pacifying the nine realms, all I could think was "Wow this maps straight onto the Dwimmerlaik and Gossamer worlds with the Asgardians as Wardens of the Stair."
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We had an earlier discussion about viewing Kirby's Fourth World as a variation on LoG&S, and there's no question that Marvel's Thor (the dry run for the Fourth World) would do just as well. 
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Google dancing on the line of don't be evil again.  Take a look if use Google reviews or '+1s' and might not want them splashing your picture into ads.
 
This is a pretty huge deal if you use Google. The instructions to opt-out are in this article. 
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Google, not doing so well with the don't be evil thing these days.
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Oh my!  Very very pretty.
Art student Benjamin Harff has made an extraordinary hand-bound and illuminated copy of Tolkien's Silmarillion!
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The Globe Theatre is now streaming many of it's performances.  Sadly not for free, only for rental or purchase.
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A kickstarter to promote an amazing product.
Bring Reading Rainbow’s unlimited library of interactive books and video field trips to kids everywhere & help classrooms most in need!
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Anyone else finding today's Google Doodle just a bit ironic?
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If that link doesn't work after today here are all the US ones from 2013: http://www.google.com/doodles/finder/2013/United%20States
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Library of ancient manuscripts saved

I was heartbroken a few weeks ago to hear that extremists had burned a library of ancient and unique manuscripts in Timbuktu, Mali. So today I was thrilled to read this story of how 95% of the collection was saved by its curators:

Abba Alhadi has spent 40 of his 72 years on earth taking care of rare manuscripts. (The extremists) wrongly assumed that the city's European-educated elite would be the ones trying to save the manuscripts, he said. So last August, Alhadi began stuffing the thousands of books into empty rice and millet sacks...

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/people-timbuktu-save-manuscripts-invaders
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Education
  • Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
    1996
  • Kalamazoo College
    Chemistry, 1996 - 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Library Science
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Librarian
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  • Free Library of Philadelphia
    Librarian, present
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Frankfort MI - Lafayette IN - Champaign IL - Kalamazoo MI
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