Category Archives: reference question

My friend told me I could copyright my poetry by sealing it in an envelope and mailing it to myself. She called it a “poor man’s copyright.” I want to make sure no one else can steal my work. Does this really work?

Thanks for the question! This is one we hear about all the time, and you’re smart to do some research before going ahead. Your creative work is important, and it’s a good idea to make sure you get to decide … Continue reading

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This year, my resolution is to get into better shape, eat better and live a healthy lifestyle that I can maintain. I’ve been struggling for years with an unhealthy lifestyle, and I want to learn from other people who have been in the same boat as me. Can the library help find resources to help me achieve my goals?

Yes, we can! The 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library wants to help you reach your healthy lifestyle goals for 2017, especially when you start to lose momentum from the New Year’s push for making healthy changes. … Continue reading

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I just heard about the concert series that happens on Sundays at the Central Library. Who organized that, how long has it been going on and how much are tickets?

It’s funny you should ask that because 2017 marks some significant anniversaries for the series and the Library’s relationship to it but before we get into that, I need to emphasize that the concerts are free. No tickets needed! The … Continue reading

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I’m not ready for this cold weather, but it looks like it’s coming anyway! Can you recommend any books to snuggle up with in front of the fire?

You’re right- this winter is coming whether we’re ready for it or not! Luckily, the Dallas Public Library has just the thing to keep you entertained on those days where you just want to wrap yourself in a blanket and … Continue reading

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I am new to the Downtown Dallas area and would love to meet up with people who like to read and talk about what they have read. Is there a book club at the Central Library?

Welcome to Downtown Dallas! Yes, the Central Library’s Downtown Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month and we’re looking for people who love to read and enjoy discussing books. Book club members select and vote on what to … Continue reading

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