Monthly Archives: May 2015

Book review: Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly

Fourteen-year-old Thea’s life is turned upside down when, while trying to stick up for her best friend, an embarrassing encounter happens to her, making her look stupid in front of the boy she likes. As a video clip goes viral … Continue reading

Posted in award-winners, book reviews, teen, young adult | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Book review: Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly

What are all the Post-It notes I see stuck on the 1st floor windows at the Central Library?

We’re so glad you asked that question because we are really excited about upcoming changes on the first floor.  The Post-It Art is to highlight the Downtown Branch Teen Center which we will be expanding later this summer. We are … Continue reading

Posted in databases, Explore the Library, reference question, teen | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on What are all the Post-It notes I see stuck on the 1st floor windows at the Central Library?

Revisiting Jamaica Inn

How Good Is “Not That Bad?” For a long time, I avoided Jamaica Inn. No, not the actual motel, but the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock film of that name. I had read comments by film critics to the effect that it … Continue reading

Posted in film, movies, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Revisiting Jamaica Inn

My kids love acting and the theater. Can you suggest a summer camp for them that’s fun but educational, too?

Have we got the camp for you! Dallas Central Library is hosting Shakespeare Dallas’ “All the World’s a Stage Summer Camp” from July 6th-July 17th. The camp is designed for children ages 8-14, and meets Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. … Continue reading

Posted in kids, reference question, theater | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on My kids love acting and the theater. Can you suggest a summer camp for them that’s fun but educational, too?

Book Review: The Princess Who Had No Kingdom, by Ursula Jones

In the amusing children’s picture book, The Princess Who Had No Kingdom, award-winning author Ursula Jones delivers a delightful tale of a solitary princess who is searching for her kingdom.  While traveling here and there, she drove her horse, Pretty, … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, children, kids | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: The Princess Who Had No Kingdom, by Ursula Jones