Author Archives: Government & Urban Info Specialist

I heard that Dallas Public Library opened a seed library. Tell me more about that.

It’s true! The library has joined over a thousand institutions across the world in establishing a collection of open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that circulate just like our books and other media. Gardeners of all ages and abilities can … Continue reading

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My friend told me I could copyright my poetry by sealing it in an envelope and mailing it to myself. She called it a “poor man’s copyright.” I want to make sure no one else can steal my work. Does this really work?

Thanks for the question! This is one we hear about all the time, and you’re smart to do some research before going ahead. Your creative work is important, and it’s a good idea to make sure you get to decide … 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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I have what you might call a “non-traditional” work history. Does the library have anything that might help me find a job?

Reentering the job market after a long absence can be an intimidating prospect.  There are many possible reasons why people might have a gap in their employment history:  here are a few resources we regularly recommend to ex-offenders seeking to … Continue reading

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How can the library help with finding a job, resume writing, GED and other job-related training?

Workforce Solutions Partnership The Dallas Public Library has recently partnered with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, offering weekly office hours at four separate branch library locations: Highland Hills, Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest, Prairie Creek, and Skyline. Their services include job-seeking, job-matching, … Continue reading

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