Monthly Archives: November 2016

I was recently eating some pizza and pondering ancient civilizations, when I realized I know very little about the actual guy who inspired the diminutive fictional guy on the pizza box. How might I learn more about Caesar?

Caius Julius Caesar (100 BCE – 44 BCE) is one of the most famous leaders of ancient times. Luckily, the Dallas Public Library has plenty of material to shed some light on this influential figure! The following are a few suggested … Continue reading

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Some “Moving” Nonfiction….

I changed apartments recently, and thus faced the challenge of what to “toss,” what to “donate,” and what to bring along with me, no matter what. Into the latter category fell most of the books I’ve accumulated over the years, … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to all of the Dallas Police Memorial items that were in front of Dallas Police Headquarters earlier this year?

On Thursday July 7, 2016, five officers were killed in the line of duty during an ambush in downtown Dallas.  By the next day, mourners began leaving personal items and messages of support at a temporary memorial in front of … Continue reading

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Hey Dallas Public Library, I have two AP tests and an SAT coming up after the holidays and I’d like to use Thanksgiving to cram! I’ve left everything until the last minute and now I don’t know what to do. What can you do to help?

Don’t worry, we’ve got this. We know that the end of the year is also the end of the semester for millions of high school students across the country, so now’s a good time to talk about the difference between … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This fascinating biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, lights up the resilient American spirit in its portrayal of an ambitious visionary, an inspiring dreamer, and a persistent doer and innovator. Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur … Continue reading

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