Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book Review: Dig Too Deep, by Amy Allgeyer

What would you do if your life completely and utterly changed? In her debut novel, Dig Too Deep, author Amy Allgeyer tells the story of Liberty, a high school junior whose life is changed when her political activist mother is … Continue reading

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I have what you might call a “non-traditional” work history. Does the library have anything that might help me find a job?

Reentering the job market after a long absence can be an intimidating prospect.  There are many possible reasons why people might have a gap in their employment history:  here are a few resources we regularly recommend to ex-offenders seeking to … Continue reading

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Books That Promote Positive Behavior: Patience and Sharing Aren’t Easy!

Waiting Is Not Easy, written and illustrated by Mo Willems In Waiting Is Not Easy we have a story of two friends, Piggie and Gerald. And Piggie has a surprise for his friend Gerald. Of course, Gerald’s curiosity and excitement … Continue reading

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How can the library help with finding a job, resume writing, GED and other job-related training?

Workforce Solutions Partnership The Dallas Public Library has recently partnered with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, offering weekly office hours at four separate branch library locations: Highland Hills, Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest, Prairie Creek, and Skyline. Their services include job-seeking, job-matching, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Waste, by Brian Thill

What is waste?  The word might immediately conjure images of dumpsters and landfills.  As we run up against the environmental limits of our capacity for creating waste, “Zero Waste” initiatives like those in Dallas are seeking to divert the astonishing amount … Continue reading

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