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Browser Column 030613: Celebrate Dr. Seuss and learn a foreign language

“The Cat in the Hat”? Whose bright idea was that?

I know no self-respecting cats who would willingly wear a hat. This is a human concept, obviously. Children have a tendency to dress their pets in all manner of clothing, but no pets willingly subject themselves to such foolishness.

Oh, wait! This is fiction. Poetic license. A “Dr. Seuss” manner of fiction where animals do all sorts of un-animal things. Like Horton the elephant who actually sat on Mazy the lazy bird’s egg. Believe it or don’t. It still makes an entertaining story.

We are celebrating Dr. Seuss at our Pine River Public Library. Still, I have no intention of wearing a hat.

Dr. Seuss had animals speaking human language. In our new database, accessed through your library card, Kitchigami Regional Library is offering “Pronunciator.” No, you won’t learn to speak “elephant,” but you could learn French or German.

It is free through your library. Just log onto and check out what is available on-line! You’ll need your library card number and PIN. Other than that, have at it!

I remain,

Browser, the library cat

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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