Monthly Archives: October 2014

I’ve been hearing stories on the news lately about a type of identity theft called “skimming”. Could the library direct me to any resources that explain what this is?

“Skimming” is a type of credit card fraud in which criminals use a small electronic device to capture information from a consumer’s credit or debit card.  In today’s society, the threat of identity theft can leave us feeling vulnerable. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Two Media Pioneers – Good To Meet You!

Since long before Michael Moore turned his camera on gun control and labor relations, I have loved “documentary film,” especially biographies. Two recent additions to the Dallas Public Library’s DVD collection show the “life stories” genre is doing well: they … Continue reading

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What is the library doing to address the issue of homelessness?

The Dallas Public Library is celebrating the first anniversary of its innovative Homeless Engagement Initiative (HEI). The first year has been a successful and rewarding experience as the library works towards increasing community awareness of homelessness and promoting the public … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

If you enjoy Mo Willems‘ series of pigeon books, you will continue to laugh reading The Pigeon Needs a Bath!  Despite the pigeon’s filthy appearance, it refuses to take a bath.  The pigeon makes up any excuse it can think … Continue reading

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What kinds of unique books does the library have? Are there any handcrafted books like the livre d’artiste?

In an age dominated by mass-produced, word-processed books, it’s rare to experience a book in which every aspect of its creation, from the paper to the types of fonts selected, is carefully considered and crafted together as a single work … Continue reading

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