Monthly Archives: August 2014

Book Review: Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden – A Natural Approach to Pest Control by Jessica Walliser

I have been gardening for three years (not counting sowing carrot seeds as a child), and I’m always looking for new organic gardening books.  This year in particular I’ve been paying attention to the bugs in my garden, and thankfully, … Continue reading

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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracy Theories of All Time by Brad Meltzer

In History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracy Theories of All Time, Brad Meltzer examines the following mysteries and more: John Wilkes Booth, the Confederacy’s gold, DB Cooper, the White-House cornerstone, the Spear of Destiny, DaVinci’s Code, the gold of Fort Knox, … Continue reading

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My girlfriend is a huge NASCAR fan but I am not. She’s also nuts about Danica Patrick. What resources does the library have to help me understand what drafting, drag and dirty air are so I can hold a conversation with her during the next race?

That’s a really fun question and the library has lots of resources available for checkout in the sports collection in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. The Central Library houses one of the largest collections of sports materials in North … Continue reading

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An Alfred Hitchcock Pilgrimage

I guess praising director Alfred Hitchcock is de rigueur – a phrase I’m not really sure I understand.  Whatever the case, everyone knows Hitchcock is a great director.  But not everyone knows that he made 54 films (Audience: “Let’s see, there’s … Continue reading

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Every year, my friends and I enjoy going to the Texas / OU football game held at Cotton Bowl stadium in Fair Park during the State Fair of Texas. Do you have any information about the historic rivalry?

The football feud between the University of Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma University Sooners – known as the Red River Rivalry – has existed for over a century, first starting in 1900. The rivalry is well documented and the Texas/Dallas History Division has quite a lot of … Continue reading

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