Monthly Archives: October 2013

Graphic Novel Review: Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang’s two-volume graphic novel series, Boxers and Saints, tells an intertwined story about two young people on opposite sides of the Boxer Rebellion in China at the beginning of the 20th century.  The first volume, Boxers, focuses on a young … Continue reading

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I’d like to bring my class to visit the Central Library. Do you offer any special programs for large groups of children?

The Central Library is a wonderful place to visit with children and is free to the public.  Take our self guided walking tours and discover everything from beautiful art to impressive artifacts, including an original copy of the Declaration of … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Chase Movies

Not Another Silent Movie! Bite your tongue! Silent movies have the potential to tell a story more directly than any other medium.  And Seven Chances (1925) is a silent film featuring the stunt-comedy groudbreaker Buster Keaton: maybe not the man … Continue reading

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Where can I find information that will help me figure out how the Affordable Healthcare Act (ObamaCare) will affect me?

28.8% of Texas residents age 18 and older lacked health insurance in 2012 (Gallup-Healthway Well-being Index).  Many other Texans are unclear how the new law will affect them. There are some excellent resources out there for people trying to navigate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nine dragons by Michael Connelly

Connelly’s Red Herring Stew: YUM! There might be two ways of looking at writing series fiction: (1) set the formula right and you’re a go for years to come or (2) this series flowchart is about to drive me bonkers! … Continue reading

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