Monthly Archives: March 2015

What has the staff of the Texas / Dallas History & Archives Division been doing since the 7th floor has been closed?

The Texas / Dallas History and Archives staff has been hard at work for the past several weeks packing and relocating the archival collections in preparation for renovation of the 7th floor.  Everything is being removed!  This includes 65,000 books, … Continue reading

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Love, Look at the Two of Us, Hidden in Every Way…

Before moving to Dallas, I lived and worked in Decatur, Illinois for 12 years. During my time there, one of our best-liked politicians was Democratic State Senator Penny Severns. She was indispensable to her home community, and I would often … Continue reading

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I’m new in town and was wondering about contemporary art in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Are there any events? Does the library have anything? Where do I start?

Not surprisingly, the best place to start looking for information on contemporary art in town these days is online. There are several good sources, including KERA’s Art&Seek, D Magazine’s Front Row, the Observer, and the Dallas Morning News.  Another interesting site … Continue reading

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Mysteries for Tweens

Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Money is … Continue reading

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My teacher was telling our class that there was a time when women couldn’t even vote. I can’t believe girls put up with that. My teacher said I should learn more about women’s history and feminism. Can you show me some books?

Yes! We have books on women’s history, current day gender inequality and all the waves of feminism!  A good place to start is The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present by Christine Stansell, which gives a chronological history of the feminist … Continue reading

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