Author Archives: Humanities Specialist

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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Book review: Sting, by Sandra Brown

Sting, the latest novel by Romance-Suspense master Sandra Brown, turns the typical romance novel formula upside down by showing just how deadly love can be. Sting begins with a woman walking into a bar. It may sound like a familiar … 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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I’ve seen posters around the library promoting NaNoWriMo. What is it, and why should I get involved?

First organized in 1999, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is an annual challenge taking place each November. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Though it may seem a little daunting, there … Continue reading

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I’m looking to become a published author, but I’m not sure where to start. Does the library offer anything that can help an aspiring writer?

Even after you’ve finished writing your novel or memoir, the road to publication can still seem daunting with so much information to sift through and so many options. Thankfully, there’s an event happening at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library … Continue reading

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