Monthly Archives: February 2017

I want to do something hands-on this spring. Are there any DIY resources at the library?

We encourage you to take advantage of the Texas springtime with some great do-it-yourself projects inspired by our collection. Explore our nonfiction collection through the online catalog, and check out our step-by-step resource guides from furniture making to home décor … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down, by Kekla Magoon tells the tragic story of Tariq Johnson, a young black man fatally shot by a white man and how this act of violence affects an entire community. In Tariq’s hometown of Underhill, crime and … Continue reading

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I’m looking for the lyrics to the song “Up, Up and Away” by the 5th Dimension, but the catalog says it’s a Score in the Fine Arts Division. I’m not sure what that means, and I don’t read music; am I going to be able to get the lyrics from that?

Short answer, yes! To be absolutely sure, you should probably check the “Full Display” for the item in the catalog—that will almost always tell you whether the lyrics are part of it. The Dallas Library System’s Fine Arts Division has … Continue reading

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Children’s February Reads: Bernard and the Problem Of Too Many Kisses

No more kisses for Bernard! story and pictures by Niki Daly ‘Tis the month of lovey-dovey stuff and lots of kisses but some kids hate kisses and Bernard is one of those kids. In No more kisses for Bernard!  his super … Continue reading

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It’s Black History Month, and I’m inspired to read more African American literature. Where should I start?

Great question! Reading African American literature is a wonderful way to celebrate Black History Month. For starters, African American literature includes novels, short stories, as well as poetry, essays, biographies, slave narratives and much more. Therefore, African American literature is … Continue reading

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