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I recently saw a news article that featured a World War II political cartoon, which made me wonder what the story is behind all the political cartoons I see from that era?

Sometime in the distant past, people realized that combining the concepts of art and humor led to a much broader appreciation of both. Someone then further honed the concept and realized that funny drawings could be used to make a … Continue reading

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I haven’t been to the library since the first of the year. Are there any new exhibits on the 7th floor of the Central Library, and if so, what are they?

Beginning with Black History Month in February and continuing with Women’s History Month in March, the Dallas History & Archives Division has curated new exhibits, which will be on display throughout the month of March on the 7th floor of … Continue reading

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Picture Books for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History month and what better way to teach our kids about the awesome ladies of the past than with some amazing picture books. It is important that we teach our children, especially girls, that they have all the potential … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren

Appointed by Bibi Netanyahu, historian Michael Oren served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. Born and raised in New Jersey, Oren moved to Israel in 1979 and served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  He … Continue reading

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I recently realized that I don’t know enough about the Presidents of the United States of America, not the band, the actual Presidents. Can you suggest a few books on Presidential anecdotes or trivia?

Kudos to you for looking to broaden your knowledge on such an interesting subject! Many men over the last couple centuries have looked out the back porch of the White House and seen their own yard. Since they were all … Continue reading

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