Category Archives: reference question

I have what you might call a “non-traditional” work history. Does the library have anything that might help me find a job?

Reentering the job market after a long absence can be an intimidating prospect.  There are many possible reasons why people might have a gap in their employment history:  here are a few resources we regularly recommend to ex-offenders seeking to … Continue reading

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How can the library help with finding a job, resume writing, GED and other job-related training?

Workforce Solutions Partnership The Dallas Public Library has recently partnered with Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, offering weekly office hours at four separate branch library locations: Highland Hills, Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest, Prairie Creek, and Skyline. Their services include job-seeking, job-matching, … Continue reading

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I’d like to start keeping a sketchbook, but I sometimes feel like I can’t draw and get discouraged. Does the library have any materials that might inspire me?

Studies have shown that keeping a sketchbook or journal can have serious mental health benefits. Aside from it being beneficial to your health, keeping a sketchbook can be a lot of fun. We suggest making it easy on yourself. Start … Continue reading

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I’m looking to explore Dallas this summer. Does the library have anything to inspire or guide me?

Though you may be dreaming about white sand beaches and Caribbean blue waters this summer, don’t forget that there is a lot to see and do right here in Dallas. In fact, when partaking in a “staycation” in the Big … Continue reading

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My kids got off to a great start with their summer reading, but as we’ve gotten busier and there’s lots more going on, it’s gotten harder to get them to read every day. I think they’re losing interest and more excited to do other things. Do you have any tips to keep them reading?

Audiobooks are a great way to keep kids reading, especially if you’re doing lots of traveling, either on vacation or just running errands or back and forth to pool. Even though it may seem like it doesn’t count as “reading,” … Continue reading

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