Monthly Archives: September 2011

I’m doing genealogy research and need a roll of microfilm that Dallas doesn’t own. Can you help me get it?

If a record has been placed on microform by the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah, it is generally available to Dallas Public Library (DPL) customers in the Central Library’s Genealogy Division for a small rental fee. … Continue reading

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Linked-In Wednesday: Banned Books Week

September 24 – October 1, 2011 is Banned Books Week.  Have you read any challenged books to mark the occasion?  Click on the book covers to find these challenged books in our catalog.                 If … Continue reading

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Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch In, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place—David Levinson–2010

A personal note: “volunteering” is like breathing to me, pretty essential to my daily existence. While I’ve participated in several short-term projects in my lifetime, I was lucky enough over 30 years ago to find my one perfect ongoing service … Continue reading

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I’m researching the history of Coca-Cola, and would like to find out as much as I can about how the company started and evolved over the years.

When researching the history of a company, especially a nationally prominent company like Coca-Cola, try the Business and Technology Division’s business history collection to see if your company of interest is represented.  For Coca-Cola, the collection includes several books exploring … Continue reading

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Linked-In Wednesday – Marquis Who’s Who Database

Dallas Public Libary provides free access to the Marquis Who’s Who database at all of our locations.  To find a location near you, use our zip code branch locator tool.  If you plan to use the database to assist in … Continue reading

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