Author Archives: Fine Arts Specialist

I’d like to start keeping a sketchbook, but I sometimes feel like I can’t draw and get discouraged. Does the library have any materials that might inspire me?

Studies have shown that keeping a sketchbook or journal can have serious mental health benefits. Aside from it being beneficial to your health, keeping a sketchbook can be a lot of fun. We suggest making it easy on yourself. Start … Continue reading

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The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness month is “Life with a Mental Illness” are there any graphic novels in the library related to this theme?

Whether you or someone you know lives with a mental illness, it can sometimes be difficult to talk about or even understand, even though so many in our population experience mental illness at some point in their lives. Visual aids … Continue reading

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What can the Dallas Library do to help me with auditions?

Auditions are the “make or break” moment in performing arts. Regardless of how many acting, comedy, and dance classes you attend, all of it comes down to your audition. Auditions are job interviews – except you don’t need to dress … Continue reading

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I’m working on a project, and I feel stuck. Do you have any books on the creative process that might help me?

Over the last decade or so, the creative process has become a fascination for many. A recent psychological study looked at the correlation between neuroticism and creativity, a familiar trope that might bring to mind many of Woody Allen’s characters. … Continue reading

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I’m interested in graphic novels, but I don’t want to read about traditional superheroes. Do you have any suggestions on what I might like?

Despite what many people might think, there is so much more to graphic novels than Superman and Batman. Over the last decade, graphic novels have begun to receive attention as real works of art and literature. Whether you love history, … Continue reading

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