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Ben Brown
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Giveaway - Play, Watch, and Browse in Style With This Superior Android Tablet
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How did they find books before they had spines, you ask? Here's how.
 
How did they find books in the Medieval ages when titles weren't on book spines yet? http://bit.ly/1Bcj4vy
It wasn't easy to find a specific book on library shelves in the Middle Ages. The spine title had not yet been invented, and the books weren't published in standard sizes. But readers didn't have to spend hours searching, thanks to an ingenious system that made use of concepts similar to modern GPS.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' fans have already made their own dancing baby Groot toys, Lego Groot tributes and Groot cookies. But this may be the ultimate homage - a life-size Groot swing.
Lucky "Guardians of the Galaxy" fans are surprised with a life-size Groot swing in the geeky Web series "Super Fan Builds."
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Houses & Humans. 
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Whoa. Visited Mesa Verde a few years ago. There was no talk of violence at that time.
 
An ancient native American settlement saw an ultraviolent period in the mid-1100s, where nine out of 10 people experienced violence, skeletal remains suggest. 
An ancient native American settlement saw an ultraviolent period in the mid-1100s, where nine out of 10 people experienced violence, skeletal remains suggest.
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They didn't spend time and energy constructing stone buildings on pueblos and in caves because they liked heights and hard workouts. I have no doubts that defense was part of it, you know?
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7 Surprises of the Library World from pew research via +LitReactor.com 
 
We've known for some time that the Library is a place where amazing things happen, but now we have proof: Pew Research Center has released findings so incredible they're calling them the 7 Wonders of the Library World. http://on.nypl.org/UBR3hy
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The Real Sherlock
 
Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most famous detective in literary history. But he was also based on a real person. Meet the real Sherlock Holmes: http://on.nypl.org/14LNqeJ
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An end of year list I can appreciate . . . 
 
From E-books and Adobe, to Carnegie and Ferguson: http://bit.ly/1Btr0w4 Here are the top 10 #library stories from 2014.
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Lost in the tangled web of secrets, lies and Best Buy pay phones? Here’s a map of Serial podcast locations. #MyMaps goo.gl/9VbRi4
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Awesomeness at the Library.
 
The 16th Annual Hosmer Library Talent Show is tomorrow at 2 p.m. Hosted by +Fancy Ray McCloney, bring your talent or just come and enjoy. All ages and all talents are encouraged to participate. To register, call Hosmer Library at 612-543-6900. 
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"My, my, my, my, my!"
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my only freedom, my only peace is when I am away from them, when I am anywhere else, no matter where- some fat old waitress bringing me a cup of coffee is in comparison like a fresh wild wind blowing. - Charles Bukowski
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My affection for beer, bread, cheese, and contemplation have convinced my wife I was a monk in a former life.

Avid observer of sports, media, and politics.

I try to bike to work. I used to play football. I love spirituality and meaning and I'm fascinated by the sociology of religion and complex organizations.
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I've got a lovely wife, a great boy, a new daughter, a funny cat, a roof over my head, and a daytime job.
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Richfield, MN - St. Cloud, MN - Moorhead, MN - International Falls, MN