Monthly Archives: March 2013

Book Review: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

One of the perennial questions about a writer’s work surrounds the problem of theme and story. We all know writers who appear to come to each new work with a striking sense of discovery, the narrative seemingly completely new, original … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: Changes to OverDrive Coming Soon!

Get ready for a new way to enjoy eBooks and more from the library With OverDrive’s Next Generation experience, users can borrow titles with just one click! Dallas Public Library’s OverDrive digital collection, http://dallaslibrary.lib.overdrive.com, is getting a facelift in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

The starship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union, is famous for its bold exploration of the universe – and for its surprisingly high mortality rate for low-ranking crew members on away missions. Newly appointed Ensign Andrew Dahl is baffled by … Continue reading

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My 13-year-old son just said he likes “steampunk.” What in the world is that?

Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that features advanced technology in a historical setting, usually steam-powered technology in the Victorian era, but not always. And generally there’s lots of adventure – famous explorers, pirate captains, mad scientists, independent women, … Continue reading

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“Voices from the Soul” Negro Spiritual Concert

You are cordially invited to attend a soul-stirring concert of Negro spirituals entitled “Voices from the Soul”. The date for the event is March 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM, located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library, 2922 Martin … Continue reading

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