Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and everything around me feels like it is starting anew. I have my favorite authors and genres that I read all the time but I’m ready to try something new. Do you have any suggestions?

It’s always exciting to find a new author or genre that you are able to connect with, understand and most importantly thoroughly enjoy. When you visit the Downtown Branch you are bound to find something you will want to read! … Continue reading

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“Remember the Ladies” And Their Novels…

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a look at three classic woman-authored novels featuring female lead characters. The Street—–Ann Petry (1946) Ann Petry (1908-1997) was the first African-American woman to write a novel selling over a million copies. The … Continue reading

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I recently saw a news article that featured a World War II political cartoon, which made me wonder what the story is behind all the political cartoons I see from that era?

Sometime in the distant past, people realized that combining the concepts of art and humor led to a much broader appreciation of both. Someone then further honed the concept and realized that funny drawings could be used to make a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monstress by Marjorie Liu

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, I chose to review a graphic novel made by women, of women, and for all.  In a rare team-up, the author (Marjorie Liu), illustrator (Sana Takeda), and editor (Jennifer M. Smith) are all women, … Continue reading

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I haven’t been to the library since the first of the year. Are there any new exhibits on the 7th floor of the Central Library, and if so, what are they?

Beginning with Black History Month in February and continuing with Women’s History Month in March, the Dallas History & Archives Division has curated new exhibits, which will be on display throughout the month of March on the 7th floor of … Continue reading

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