Monthly Archives: June 2013

Book Review: The Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

The Promise of Blood is an exciting fantasy novel debut by Brian McClellan. Field Marshal Tamas has successfully organized a coup and removed a king from power, but now must learn how to lead a destabilized nation and address threats … Continue reading

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I started to trace my family history using Ancestry.com, but there are some records I just can’t find. How can the Dallas Public Library help me in my search?

The Dallas Public Library Genealogy Division, on the 8th floor of the Central Library, is recognized as having one of the most comprehensive collections for family history research in the United States.  The collection contains many print, microform and map resources beyond … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

In The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, the “Fun House” was not fun.  “The floors buckled or they lurched…horns blared” and the mirrors distorted in one way or another, but you were supposed to enjoy it.  Now, 42-year-old Nora has … Continue reading

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I understand the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy will be this year on November 22. Is the library doing anything to commemorate that tragic day?

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division has put together an exhibition on the life, death and legacy of John F. Kennedy using materials contained in its special collections. Some of the materials on display include political cartoons, press coverage of … Continue reading

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I’m trying to select a Dallas-area doctor for a particular medical specialty. Can the library offer me an alternative to the yellow pages? I want to make sure the physician I select has appropriate credentials for the specialization.

If you are attempting to select a physician, whether in the Dallas area or another U.S. location, The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists provides a reliable source of information. Housed on the Central Library’s 5th Floor, this … Continue reading

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