Monthly Archives: February 2013

Let’s Eat Those Words, Shall We?: Another Look at Historical Fiction

Recently in this blog, I was somewhat dismissive of the “historical fiction” genre for adults. While I personally still prefer biographies to fanciful re-creations of events and characters, I’ve now been reminded of such fiction’s potential value for children, and … Continue reading

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What was Dallas like for African Americans during Segregation and the Civil Rights movement?

Beginning in the mid-1940s, Dallas newspaper and commercial photographer Marion Butts, Sr. (1924-2002), recorded various facets of African-American community life in Dallas for almost sixty years.  The rich collection documents not only segregation and civil rights events, but also the … Continue reading

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Get The Most Out Of Your Piano!

I had to look at that twice–at first, I thought it said “Get The Mouse Out Of Your Piano,” which is also a good idea.  Nevertheless, this time I want to call your attention to two piano-related DVDs that may … Continue reading

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Love at the Library

While legions of library patrons have come to the library over the years in search of romance novels, few have probably walked in the door expecting to find the actual love of their life.  Lingering at the reading tables waiting … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: 20th Century Poetry

Looking for poems to celebrate Black History Month?  Check out the 20th Century Poetry database.  This database offers over 3,000 poems from African American poets, such as Lucille Clifton, Wanda Coleman, and Langston Hughes.  Each poet selection contains a short … Continue reading

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