Monthly Archives: January 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. I’m curious to find out more about how World War I started. Does the Library have any materials that would explain its origins?

The History and Social Sciences Division has a large and varied collection about the First World War, including several key books that explore the events that led to the war. During that late summer of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of … Continue reading

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2014 Stonewall Book Awards announced

The American Library Association announced the 2014 Stonewall Book Awards this weekend at their Annual Midwinter Meeting.  Dallas Public Library’s own Peter Coyl was honored to serve as Chair of the committee this year. The Stonewall Book Awards recognize works … Continue reading

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Book Review: The simple truth by David Baldacci

Supreme Thriller David Baldacci almost always delivers in his various series fictions. This time out his 1998 thriller is a stand-alone that brings together his themes of government corruption and secrecy and the power of the individual to overcome it. … Continue reading

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Will the library be providing free tax preparation assistance this year? When and where can I obtain printed tax forms?

We will once again be partnering with AARP and VITA to provide free tax preparation for individuals.  We anticipate that this will begin around the February 1. Free printed copies of 1040 series forms, instruction booklets and schedules will be available … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan began as a self-published ebook title. It quickly became a hugely popular indie title, and was subsequently picked up by a traditional publisher and re-released. If you enjoy epic fantasy and coming of age stories, … Continue reading

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