Monthly Archives: June 2016

My kids got off to a great start with their summer reading, but as we’ve gotten busier and there’s lots more going on, it’s gotten harder to get them to read every day. I think they’re losing interest and more excited to do other things. Do you have any tips to keep them reading?

Audiobooks are a great way to keep kids reading, especially if you’re doing lots of traveling, either on vacation or just running errands or back and forth to pool. Even though it may seem like it doesn’t count as “reading,” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

When my thirteen-year-old son told me this month that Old Yeller is “one of the best books” he has ever read, I knew I had to look at that classic work of fiction. Fred Gipson sets this story in 1860s … Continue reading

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I would like to be involved in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club or any book club but I’m not sure I can fully commit to attending every meeting. What is the best way for me to participate?

There are many ways to get involved in a book club at the Dallas Public Library. We offer a variety of book clubs, some for different ages and even in different languages. The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is a great … Continue reading

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That CAN’T be Maggie Smith!

Judging by the clamor, you’re ready for a follow-up to an earlier post devoted to actors and directors with someone else’s names. Today’s fun involves actors you’ve come to associate with roles of one kind performing in a way you … Continue reading

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I’m really interested in reading about frontier Texas. Do you have some recommendations for history books that capture the spirit of this time?

Since that covers a lot of territory, it’s hard to choose just a few, but here are some favorites of the staff in the Genealogy and History Division: Randolph B. Campbell’s Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State has … Continue reading

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