Monthly Archives: September 2012

Book Review: Real Lives—Fact or Fiction?

I’ve never been a huge fan of “historical fiction,” especially by those authors who “novelize” events in the lives of well-known people. Guess my philosophy has always been—if you want to learn about someone’s life, read a biography. Why go for … Continue reading

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I want to vote in the November election. How can I register?

There are free voter registration applications available at every Dallas Library Branch location, at most high schools and government offices and from the Dallas County Elections Department. The voter registration application may also be used to update your information if … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: Handbook of Texas

Want to learn more about Texas history?  Check out the Handbook of Texas database sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.  This database offers over 25, 000 articles over Texas history, events, people, culture, and historical themes.  You can also … Continue reading

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Making Diversity A Fine Art

The Skillman Southwestern Branch Book Club Celebrates 13 Years! Variety may be the secret behind the long, successful life of the Skillman Southwestern Book Club. Established a couple years after the opening of the branch in the mid-nineties, the club … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen

The story is based in Victorian London, steampunk style. This is the industrial age where steam-power is king while converging with fantasy and science fiction. Violet Adams is a scientific genius determined that she will not be held back by … Continue reading

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