Monthly Archives: May 2014

What’s In a Name, 50 Years Later…

I was raised in New York City by admittedly sheltering parents. In March 1964, I became aware that something very bad had happened to a woman, though I wouldn’t know details for a while. Her death seemed particularly important to … Continue reading

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What young adult science fiction and fantasy books do you have that are new and fun to read?

Here’s some upcoming young adult science fiction titles that will be arriving at the library soon!  You may go ahead and place a request on the books you want now so that when they arrive from our book vendor, you’ll … Continue reading

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Lakewood Library 50th Annual Art Show

The Lakewood Library Friends recently hosted their 50th Annual Art show at the Lakewood Branch Library!  This annual event is a showcase of local artists and one of the highlights of the year at this east Dallas branch library.     The Texas/Dallas History … Continue reading

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I saw that the writer Gabriel García Márquez has died. I’d like to learn more about him.

 The critically-acclaimed Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez led a very full life working as an author, journalist, and screenwriter.  He was a prolific writer, producing a large and varied volume of work, including novels, novellas and short stories.  Considered one … Continue reading

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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan When Khaled Hosseini burst on the scene with his first novel The Kite Runner in 2003, the power of his story and its location in Afghanistan resonated in what was a very recent post-911 … Continue reading

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