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I already have papers and projects and my teachers and parents said the library, not the internet, can help me with my homework. Can you help me? And how many days are there until it’s summer again?

We can’t believe how quickly the summer break went by either. With school back in session you might be feeling overwhelmed with friends, relationships, after-school activities, homework, pop quizzes, etc., but fear not! The library is here for you. Here … Continue reading

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What are all the Post-It notes I see stuck on the 1st floor windows at the Central Library?

We’re so glad you asked that question because we are really excited about upcoming changes on the first floor.  The Post-It Art is to highlight the Downtown Branch Teen Center which we will be expanding later this summer. We are … Continue reading

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My 3rd- and 9th-graders are having trouble with their homework. I have tried to help them as much as I can, but they need more assistance. Does the library offer any type of afterschool tutoring?

Yes, we do! The Dallas Public Library is pleased to offer Homework Help through Brainfuse. Homework Help provides a unique blend of one-to-one homework help for students in grades K-12, as well as state-aligned skills building, test preparation, and writing … Continue reading

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I’m interested in finding articles that will help me with genealogy research. Can you suggest how to start?

The Genealogy Division houses hundreds of periodical titles, but locating specific articles can be tricky if you don’t know where to begin. Genealogy staff recommends starting with PERSI (the Periodical Source Index), an online database from HeritageQuest that allows you … Continue reading

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I am working on researching my family history. What are some services and resources that are available in the genealogy department?

Take a tour! – The Dallas Public Library is one of the most highly regarded genealogy research facilities in the country. The Genealogy Division houses an impressive collection of books, microfilm and microfiche. The department offers a walking tour highlighting the most important parts of our collection. The tour showcases our print and microfilm resources, military records, … Continue reading

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