Monthly Archives: February 2016

Book Review: The Shelf, by Phyllis Rose

Ah, the reading recommendation. Once the sole domain of the traditional librarian, the rise of a plethora of online recommendation services has made it easier than ever to find a book tailored to your individual tastes. And a good thing, … Continue reading

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When will the Texas / Dallas History & Archives collection reopen on the 7th floor of the Central Library?

The seventh floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, home to the Texas / Dallas History & Archives and Fine Books collections, is in the final stages of a year-long renovation.   To begin preparations for reopening the floor to … Continue reading

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Will there be a Shakespeare summer camp at the Library this year? The pictures from last year looked like a lot of fun!

To Camp, or not to Camp?  That is the question! Calling all actors, actresses, theatre lovers, and Shakespeare fans! Have we got the camp for you! For the second year, the Dallas Public Library will be hosting Shakespeare Dallas’s Summer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mort(e), by Robert Repino

Sometimes I like to anthropomorphize my cat, assigning complex emotional explanations to her strange behaviors, picturing the grand adventures she must be having in her imagination as she ferociously chases bugs around the house. But what if something real is … Continue reading

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My family came to the United States from Mexico and I’m interested in finding out more about my ancestors. Can you help me find records from Mexico, or do you only have genealogy books about the United States?

Staff in the Genealogy and History Division are always eager to help people track down their ancestors and the coverage in the Genealogy collection is worldwide. We’re especially excited about some new collections in our databases featuring Mexico. Ancestry.com has … Continue reading

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