Monthly Archives: December 2011

Book Review: Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl

In Playful Learning, Bruehl starts by addressing reasons parents should not leave education in the hands of schools.  “Schools play an important role in child’s development, but family will always be the guiding force in a child’s life,” Bruehl says.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

In the entry in Novelist Plus (see Dallas Public Library databases) for Alice McDermott, the suggestion, after an explanation of her style and work, is to “start with Charming Billy”. It’s a wonderful suggestion. Billy Lynch is very newly in … Continue reading

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Does the library have ebooks? If so, which devices can I use to download them?

You can download FREE ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos at the Dallas Public Library if you have a library card.  Nook, Kindle, iPhone/iPod/iPad, and Android devices are all supported by our OverDrive Service.  Take a look at OverDrive’s Device Resource Center … Continue reading

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Book Review: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Don’t be seen.  Don’t be heard.  You don’t exist. Imagine a world in which these are your commands. For Luke, this is reality. The population is being controlled, limiting the number of children allowed in one family, by the government in … Continue reading

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I like Stuart Woods, who else writes like that?

That’s a great question!   We’re excited to let you know that we now have NoveList.  It’s a wonderful, reader-friendly tool linked to our online catalog.    When you search for a title, such as Stuart Woods’ novel, Son of Stone, and … Continue reading

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