Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mozart’s Great, But I Really Need This Job!

A friend, convinced that listening to classical music makes you smart (or at least inhibits tendencies in the opposite direction), asked me for some recommendations. He was preparing to interview for a high-level editor’s job, and the process involved some … Continue reading

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I’m interested in world religions – the more obscure, the better. Does the Library have resources in that area?

“What do the Navajo people have to do with Tibetan Buddhism?” “What does Jesus have to do with aliens?” “Was Shamanism being practiced in modern day Ohio before the arrival of Western cultures?” We can now begin to answer some … Continue reading

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I’ve recently learned that National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. Does the Texas/Dallas Archives have any materials that I might look at related to Hispanic culture or history?

Whether you are interested in learning about your own heritage, or local history in general, the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library has numerous non-circulating resources that highlight the cultures that shaped Texas and the Dallas … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Attacks of September 11, 2001, by Lauren Tarshis

The Attacks of September 11, 2001 is one of many books in the I Survived series written by Lauren Tarshis.  This chapter book for elementary students has characters and emotions that children will identify with.  In addition to the survival … Continue reading

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I’m working on a project, and I feel stuck. Do you have any books on the creative process that might help me?

Over the last decade or so, the creative process has become a fascination for many. A recent psychological study looked at the correlation between neuroticism and creativity, a familiar trope that might bring to mind many of Woody Allen’s characters. … Continue reading

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