Monthly Archives: July 2013

Book Review: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt

“I never go camping,” says Scaredy Squirrel in his recent adventures in Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt.  He wants to enjoy camping from the comfort of his home, so he tries to set up a television in order to … Continue reading

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I am looking for a monologue to learn for my acting class, does the library have anything?

The Dallas Public Library has a large collection of plays and monologues that can be found in the Humanities Department on the Library’s 3rd floor. Monologue books are located in several different areas of the collection. A partial list of … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Some Singular Humorists – The “Funny Women” Among Us

I’m about to show my age. I remember watching the great “comedienne” Totie Fields strut across the 1960s Ed Sullivan Show stage in her tent-sized ruffled chiffon. My memories also include Phyllis Diller, she of the manic cackle and flying cigarette holder; … Continue reading

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Book Review – Marvel Comics: the Untold Story

Hey Kids! Comics! Anyone who has been to a comics/sci-fi convention knows that even the poppest corners of pop culture are taken seriously, and I mean on the consumer end–the folks on the production end have always taken them seriously. … Continue reading

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I want to make a difference in my community, but I don’t know how to get started. Does the library offer any volunteer opportunities to teach adults or to work with children?

We are so glad you asked! As a matter of fact, the Dallas Public Library is currently recruiting literacy program volunteers to teach adults English on Saturdays, to prepare adults to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests on weekday … Continue reading

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