Monthly Archives: February 2014

I enjoy learning about local history by viewing historic materials available at the library. Have there been any notable collections donated in the past few months?

The Dallas Public Library is excited to unveil the Holley-McWhorter-Greenhaw Collection donated by local Mesquite resident and GRAMMY award winner Art Greenhaw of The Light Crust Doughboys. The collection features photographs, musical recordings, and local history materials from the Holley, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oh, nuts! by Tammi Sauer

How do chipmunks gain spotlight attention from zoo visitors?  This is the question for Cutesy, Blinky, and Bob, three chipmunks at the City Zoo. In Tammi Sauer’s book, Oh, nuts!, three chipmunks do what they do best, scurrying around the … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Gun by Chris Kyle

American Gun by the late Chris Kyle must be one of the most interesting and enjoyable books on the history of firearms.  Kyle’s respect and obvious love of the subject matter shines through as he takes you through the history … Continue reading

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My family’s native language is not English. Do you have children’s books in other languages?

If you and your children speak a language other than English, or you just want to practice your language skills, the Children’s Center (2nd floor) at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library has a large selection of children’s books in … Continue reading

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I’ve enjoyed The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books and film adaptations. Did the author J.R.R. Tolkien write any stories taking place before these books?

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who was born January 3, 1892, wrote a variety of stories before his death in 1973.  These include a set of stories predating The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and published posthumously as The … Continue reading

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