Monthly Archives: October 2015

Classic Horror On Page & Screen For Halloween

Can you have Halloween without Edgar Allan Poe? If you’ve been paying attention this month, you know the Library’s answer to that question is “Absolutely not!” Why not kick it up a level by adding another Halloween mainstay: Vincent Price. The … Continue reading

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I’m interested in self-employment or in starting a small business. What help can the Library offer to get me started?

The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. is a partnership between the Dallas Public Library and Dallas Economic Development to support entrepreneurship literacy and local business development. Our new website became live on September 28th.   By filling out the online intake form, you … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adventures of Beekle, by Dan Santat

Dan Santat, author of The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend, is the 2015 recipient of the Caldecott Medal awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artists of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: For the Love of Autumn, by Patricia Polacco

In Patricia Polacco’s For the Love of Autumn, school teacher Danielle lands her first out-of-state teaching job near the Pacific Ocean and Canada. She and her kitten Autumn drive up the West Coast through California, through Oregon and into Washington … Continue reading

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I recently had a DNA test to help figure out my ancestry. Now I’m not sure what the test really means. Do you have suggestions for helping me interpret the results of my DNA test so that I can understand how that might advance my genealogical research?

While conducting traditional genealogical study is the very best way to trace your ancestors, DNA tests are one of the available tools for enhancing your ability to determine your lineage.  Among other things, DNA tests can indicate the likely geographic … Continue reading

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