Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Review: Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

In a body of work that goes back to the early ‘60’s, with a new novel every three or four years, Anne Tyler has not only become an American Writer of Substance, but also one with a fiercely loyal following. … Continue reading

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Updated Information: I’m doing genealogy research and need a roll of microfilm that Dallas doesn’t own.

If the 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: Worldometers

There will be 7 billion people in the world in  about 5 days.  “Where did she get this information?” you may ask.  It comes from Worldometers.info.  Worldometers provides real-time statistics worldwide statistics on births, deaths, healthecare and military spending and much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale

When Rapunzel finds that she was kidnapped as a small child, the woman she thought was her mother locks her away…you guessed it…in a tall, secluded tower.  That will likely be the last prediction you make as this re-imagined classic unfolds. … Continue reading

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I’m doing a biography for Night of the Notables. How can the library help?

The History and Social Science Department at the Central Library will have biographies of important historical figures in the fields of law, education, psychology, crime, politics, American and World History for your Night of the Notables project. Whoever you decide … Continue reading

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