Monthly Archives: November 2012

Given that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides a freely accessible patent database on their Website, what additional benefits are available by coming to the library?

Dallas Public Library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), housed in the Government Information Center on the 6th Floor of the Central Library, offers the prospective inventor resources and services to assist with patent research and other information-seeking activities associated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Team of Rivals:The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Steven Spielberg movie entitled Lincoln (out now in theaters with Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln) is based on this thoroughly researched work of nonfiction. Now mind you, it is very well written but it does require concentration, a quiet little alcove … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m sure I’ve used this photo from our archives before, but I really like it! We hope you enjoy your holiday whether a turkey is present or not. Grand Champion Turkey at the State Fair of Texas in 1951.

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Library Web Wednesday: A Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up and the holiday extra pounds are not too far behind.  For tips on how to stay trim during Thanksgiving, check out the Consumer Health Complete database. This database offers free health information on how to avoid … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mercy Watson Fights Crime by Kate DiCamillo

There is no such thing as a quiet night at the Watson’s house.  One night while everyone is sleeping, Leroy Ninker a small man who dreams of being a cowboy, but for now is a thief, enters the Watson household–“Yippie-i-oh, … Continue reading

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