Monthly Archives: December 2015

I’d like to learn about the Legacies Dallas History Conference. When is it held, and what kinds of topics does it cover?

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library is one of several proud sponsors of the 17th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference, which will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at The Hall of State, Fair … Continue reading

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My Best To You From 2015….

It’s time again for the endless “best of the year” lists we all love, maybe. So here’s my contribution: in no particular order, these are some of the best books I was fortunate enough to experience in 2015. Dear Committee … Continue reading

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Enjoy Vintage Holiday Music from the Light Crust Doughboys

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  As a gift from the Light Crust Doughboys and the Dallas Public Library please enjoy this free download of two vintage western swing holiday tunes – Jingle Bells and Santa Claus … Continue reading

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A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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I visited the Children’s Center this past weekend and picked up a calendar with daily early literacy activities on it. I read lots of books to my three-year-old. How does singing help him learn to read?

Early literacy is all of the things a child knows about reading and writing, before he starts to read and write. It is wonderful that you’re reading lots of books to your child! Reading books about things he’s interested in, … Continue reading

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