Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fact, Making Wonderful Fiction…

So-called “historical fiction” has never been my go-to reading genre of choice, but I’ve learned that sometimes, a few good practitioners of a particular type of novel-writing can awaken you to that category’s possibilities. Fortunately, in the realm of “factual … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gunslinger Born

For over 30 years, Stephen King incorporated all of his novels into one series titled The Dark Tower (“one series to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them”).  Stephen King began writing in the horror genre, but from the … Continue reading

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Book Reviews for Children and Middle Grades

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson Astrid is sure that the summer before middle school is going to be great, especially since she and her best friend Nicole are going to attend roller derby camp. When Nicole decides she would rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pirate Latitudes, by Michael Crichton

Adventure on the high seas filled with assassins, sea monsters, treasure, and seduction await readers of Pirate Latitudes : A Novel by Michael Crichton.  This historical fiction novel, written by the author of such books as Jurassic Park and Sphere, … Continue reading

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I’ve heard that the Texas Open Carry law went into effect on January 1, 2016. How does the law affect the library?

All Dallas Public Library locations are public buildings and do not ban Open Carry except for Arcadia Park and Hampton-Illinois Branches as they are attached to schools. Only schools, houses of worship & privately owned businesses may ban guns from … Continue reading

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