Category Archives: reference question

I would like to be involved in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club or any book club but I’m not sure I can fully commit to attending every meeting. What is the best way for me to participate?

There are many ways to get involved in a book club at the Dallas Public Library. We offer a variety of book clubs, some for different ages and even in different languages. The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is a great … Continue reading

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I’m really interested in reading about frontier Texas. Do you have some recommendations for history books that capture the spirit of this time?

Since that covers a lot of territory, it’s hard to choose just a few, but here are some favorites of the staff in the Genealogy and History Division: Randolph B. Campbell’s Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State has … Continue reading

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Does the library offer classes on grant writing?

Although we do not offer regular classes on grant writing, the Grants Information Center (located on the 6th floor of the Central Library) does offer a variety of free classes and workshops on a wide range of topics relating to foundations, … Continue reading

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I’m interested in auto repair and small engines. What does the library offer that can help me?

Our collection of dealer repair manuals and online databases is one of the highlights of the Business and Technology Division, located on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. We have an extensive collection of repair manuals … Continue reading

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The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness month is “Life with a Mental Illness” are there any graphic novels in the library related to this theme?

Whether you or someone you know lives with a mental illness, it can sometimes be difficult to talk about or even understand, even though so many in our population experience mental illness at some point in their lives. Visual aids … Continue reading

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