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I’m going on a road trip with two teenagers and I need some family-friendly audiobooks. Are all of your audiobooks on the first floor?

That’s a really good question. The Downtown Branch audiobook collection grew recently when all the audiobooks at the Central Library were relocated to the first floor, making it easier to browse our extensive collection. As for your road adventure, how … Continue reading

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I’m interested in graphic novels, but I don’t want to read about traditional superheroes. Do you have any suggestions on what I might like?

Despite what many people might think, there is so much more to graphic novels than Superman and Batman. Over the last decade, graphic novels have begun to receive attention as real works of art and literature. Whether you love history, … Continue reading

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My kids and I attended a very cool program where we dissected owl pellets. I love that they are being exposed to science this summer! Are you offering any other science-type programs?

We’re so glad you enjoyed the owl pellet program!  We have a variety of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) programs happening at all of the Dallas libraries this summer. Some of these exciting (and, shhh – educational) programs are: Owl … Continue reading

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I love to travel but I can’t afford to take a trip this summer. Can you suggest any unique or quirky travel books that I could read to help me experience a virtual vacation?

The History and Social Science Division has a fantastic collection of travel guidebooks, but you’ll also find some really interesting personal accounts of travels. Here are a few books to help you travel vicariously: Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled the … Continue reading

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I’ve been hearing a lot about the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, do you have any recommendations for adults who want to participate?

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is not only designed for children and teenagers, but for adults too! You are also able to win prizes by logging in each book you have read – online or at your local branch – … Continue reading

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