Monthly Archives: December 2013

Book Review: The Passages of H.M.: A Novel of Herman Melville by Jay Parini

Jay Parini has created a fictionalized biography based on the actual contours of Herman Melville’s life (referred to  as H.M.).  The vantage point alternates between a first person account as told by Melville’s wife Lizzie, and a third person account … Continue reading

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My child’s science fair project is due soon after the winter break. Does the library have any resources to help her get started?

Many branches of the Dallas Public Library have a special section of books to help children plan a wonderful science fair project, but the largest selection by far can be found at the Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson … Continue reading

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Book List: Newbery 2014 Predictions

Update – And the Winner of the John Newbery Medal for “most outstanding contribution to children’s literature” is: “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” written by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell Honor books “Doll Bones,” written by Holly Black … Continue reading

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I’ve seen some nice art exhibits on the Fine Arts floor in the past. What’s new in the gallery these days?

The Fine Arts Division is currently hosting Food for the Soul: New Work from the Stewpot Art Program, an annual show now in its 18th year. The Stewpot is a service provider and day shelter for homeless and at-risk individuals … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fables by Bill Willingham

Fables is a comic book series created by writer Bill Willingham and published by DC Comics’s Vertigo imprint. The series deals with various characters from fairy tales and folklore, including Snow White, Pinocchio, Red Riding Hood, Beauty and her Beast, … Continue reading

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