Monthly Archives: December 2014

I’m thinking about getting my first tattoo and I’d like to do some research on the history of tattoos and maybe even browse through some books to get ideas for designs. Does the library have anything that might help me get started with the process?

Sure, whether you’re looking for design inspiration or some social or historical background on tattoos, you’ll find lots about “ink” at the Dallas Public Library. For instance, did you know that Ötzi the Iceman who died in the Italian Alps … Continue reading

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So Here Are MY Best of 2014….

End of another year: hence the parade of “Best” lists in every category. Well, I hereby join that parade with a very selective recounting—-in no particular order, except for my “grand prize winner”—of some of the finest books I was … Continue reading

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My dream job is to work at the Central Library. You get to meet interesting people, you get asked unusual questions and you likely have lots of time to read all the latest books. Is it as much fun as it looks?

It is fun working at the library, but we don’t have much time to read!  There is so much going on at the Downtown Branch.  This past year we’ve seen many new faces, we’ve added more programming and services, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York

It was 1979 when I first read The Tree House Mystery by Carol Beach York, and I was scared to death, but I could not put the book down.  As a child, this book so captivated me that it became … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld

  Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature is a gorgeously illustrated picture book of collage and poetry that will delight both parents and children with its descriptions and illustrations of the natural world. Nicola Davies poetry describes the … Continue reading

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