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I’m looking for the lyrics to the song “Up, Up and Away” by the 5th Dimension, but the catalog says it’s a Score in the Fine Arts Division. I’m not sure what that means, and I don’t read music; am I going to be able to get the lyrics from that?

Short answer, yes! To be absolutely sure, you should probably check the “Full Display” for the item in the catalog—that will almost always tell you whether the lyrics are part of it. The Dallas Library System’s Fine Arts Division has … Continue reading

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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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The Dallas Cowboys made it to the playoffs again this year and had the strongest regular season record of any team in the NFL. Are there any good books that can tell me about the history of “America’s Team?”

With all the excitement around this year’s Dallas Cowboys 13-3 season (which ties them for their all-time season record and made them the NFL’s number 1 team going into the playoffs), it is a good time to delve into the … 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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I’m interested to know when the Legacies Dallas History Conference will occur this year. What are the topics being covered?

The 18th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at The Hall of State, Fair Park between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The Dallas History & Archives Division … Continue reading

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