Category Archives: holiday

Children’s December Reads: Stinky chores go away!

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane De Groat (age range: 4-8) Christmas time is near and Gilbert can’t wait! In Jingle Bells, Homework Smells, the main character, Gilbert, is given a homework assignment over the weekend but he can’t seem to focus … Continue reading

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I’m really excited about the upcoming 3rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween at the Dallas Public Library Children’s Center on Saturday October 22nd. Are my kids too young for Poe? What’s a good introduction to his works or something similar to get us in the mood?

To start with, check out “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” series by Maryrose Wood. The author will be at the Poe Victorian Halloween event on Saturday October 22nd. Her books are described as a cross between Lemony Snicket and … Continue reading

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Enjoy Vintage Holiday Music from the Light Crust Doughboys

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  As a gift from the Light Crust Doughboys and the Dallas Public Library please enjoy this free download of two vintage western swing holiday tunes – Jingle Bells and Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Merry Christmas, Squirrels!, by Nancy Rose

Every fall I see squirrels scurry around gathering acorns for the winter.  Did you know that some squirrels make other preparations too? In Nancy Rose‘s newly-published book, Merry Christmas, Squirrels!, she tells the story of Mr. Peanuts, a squirrel who … Continue reading

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Classic Horror On Page & Screen For Halloween

Can you have Halloween without Edgar Allan Poe? If you’ve been paying attention this month, you know the Library’s answer to that question is “Absolutely not!” Why not kick it up a level by adding another Halloween mainstay: Vincent Price. The … Continue reading

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