Monthly Archives: December 2016

I just heard about the concert series that happens on Sundays at the Central Library. Who organized that, how long has it been going on and how much are tickets?

It’s funny you should ask that because 2017 marks some significant anniversaries for the series and the Library’s relationship to it but before we get into that, I need to emphasize that the concerts are free. No tickets needed! The … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels and Comics for Kids

Getting books in the hands of kids, especially reluctant readers, is something I am very passionate about. So I outwardly cringe when I hear an adult tell a child that a graphic novel or comic book is just a bunch of … Continue reading

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I’m not ready for this cold weather, but it looks like it’s coming anyway! Can you recommend any books to snuggle up with in front of the fire?

You’re right- this winter is coming whether we’re ready for it or not! Luckily, the Dallas Public Library has just the thing to keep you entertained on those days where you just want to wrap yourself in a blanket and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, by A. S. King

Feminism meets magical realism in Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, written by young adult author A.S. King. This ambitious narrative follows recent high school graduate Glory as she struggles to make sense of her place in the world while … Continue reading

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Children’s December Reads: Stinky chores go away!

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane De Groat (age range: 4-8) Christmas time is near and Gilbert can’t wait! In Jingle Bells, Homework Smells, the main character, Gilbert, is given a homework assignment over the weekend but he can’t seem to focus … Continue reading

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