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What kinds of unique books does the library have? Are there any handcrafted books like the livre d’artiste?

In an age dominated by mass-produced, word-processed books, it’s rare to experience a book in which every aspect of its creation, from the paper to the types of fonts selected, is carefully considered and crafted together as a single work … Continue reading

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I’ve heard stories about the library owning a collection of rare and valuable books kept in a vault. Is that true? Can the public see items in this collection? How do you find out what the library has?

The Dallas Public Library’s Fine Books Division is located on the seventh floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  The division was established in 1950 by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and focuses on three areas of … Continue reading

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Lakewood Library 50th Annual Art Show

The Lakewood Library Friends recently hosted their 50th Annual Art show at the Lakewood Branch Library!  This annual event is a showcase of local artists and one of the highlights of the year at this east Dallas branch library.     The Texas/Dallas History … Continue reading

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I’ve seen some nice art exhibits on the Fine Arts floor in the past. What’s new in the gallery these days?

The Fine Arts Division is currently hosting Food for the Soul: New Work from the Stewpot Art Program, an annual show now in its 18th year. The Stewpot is a service provider and day shelter for homeless and at-risk individuals … Continue reading

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I understand the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy will be this year on November 22. Is the library doing anything to commemorate that tragic day?

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division has put together an exhibition on the life, death and legacy of John F. Kennedy using materials contained in its special collections. Some of the materials on display include political cartoons, press coverage of … Continue reading

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