Category Archives: reference question

I heard that the Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the Central Library recently re-opened after a renovation.  What’s new and different from when I visited a couple of years ago?

The Dallas History & Archives Division had a grand re-opening last month on Saturday, August 20, the result of an extensive renovation of the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Not only does the new space have … Continue reading

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Where can I find information about the November election?

So much information related to the election is available that it can be hard to know where to turn for basic information about how to register, vote, and find non-partisan information about candidates. Here is a small collection of links … Continue reading

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How can I get a basic overview of what it takes to start a small business, or to work independently as a self-employed artisan or professional?

The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. (Business Resource and Information Network) provides an easy way to connect with 125 area nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies providing technical assistance, access to capital, mentoring, and more. The website works like a matchmaking service—you use … Continue reading

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The Black Theatre exhibition on the 4th floor is great! Can you tell me about the book it’s based on?

Our current exhibit, Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas, focuses on the rich history of the dramatic arts across five of Texas’s major cities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth.  The collection is composed of archival … Continue reading

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I’m looking to become a published author, but I’m not sure where to start. Does the library offer anything that can help an aspiring writer?

Even after you’ve finished writing your novel or memoir, the road to publication can still seem daunting with so much information to sift through and so many options. Thankfully, there’s an event happening at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library … Continue reading

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