Monthly Archives: August 2012

My great-grandfather died in 1949, probably in Dallas County. Would he have had an obituary; and if so, where would I locate it?

Obituaries were fairly commonplace in daily newspapers by the 1940s. An obit for a person who died in the Dallas area may have appeared in The Dallas Morning News or The Dallas Times Herald ? sometimes both newspapers. The Central … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: Legal Collection

Interested in learning the current trends of the legal world? Check out the Legal Collection database.  This database is a great source for authoritative information on current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world.  Legal topics include criminal justice, … Continue reading

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Fretz Park Exhibit: Local Resident’s Inspiring Trek to the Top of Mt. Everest

During August, visitors to the Fretz Park Branch will have the opportunity to trek to the top of Mt. Everest.  An exhibit by Walter Patterson features stunning photography and artifacts of the Nepalese people.  Four years ago, Mr. Patterson, a … Continue reading

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Remembering Jesse Owens Achievements

We just spent two weeks enjoying the 2012 Summer Olympics and many talented American athletes returned home with the gold! It is a good time to take a moment and remember the incredible achievements of one of our most famous Olympic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ed Emberley’s Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! by Ed Emberley

Caldecott author-artist Ed Emberley has produced an entertaining story for young children about the serious issue of bullying.  Bright bold colors and shapes create the scene with the big, bad bullybug picking on the itty-bitty baby bugs.  The monster bullybug … Continue reading

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