Category Archives: reference question

My children love to play on my tablet and phone. Are there any good apps or sites that will help them learn?

This is a great question! In the age of the tech-savvy toddler who can access YouTube with ease, there have to be internet sources that will promote learning more than entertainment. Educators have identified this trend and have found ways … Continue reading

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Who decides how long the football season lasts? I can’t believe the football season is over, I wish it would never end!

Being a sports buff, this is an interesting question to research. Believe it or not, the length of the football season has grown over the years. When the National Football League (NFL) started in 1920 there teams did not have … Continue reading

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When will the Texas / Dallas History & Archives collection reopen on the 7th floor of the Central Library?

The seventh floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, home to the Texas / Dallas History & Archives and Fine Books collections, is in the final stages of a year-long renovation.   To begin preparations for reopening the floor to … Continue reading

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Will there be a Shakespeare summer camp at the Library this year? The pictures from last year looked like a lot of fun!

To Camp, or not to Camp?  That is the question! Calling all actors, actresses, theatre lovers, and Shakespeare fans! Have we got the camp for you! For the second year, the Dallas Public Library will be hosting Shakespeare Dallas’s Summer … Continue reading

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My family came to the United States from Mexico and I’m interested in finding out more about my ancestors. Can you help me find records from Mexico, or do you only have genealogy books about the United States?

Staff in the Genealogy and History Division are always eager to help people track down their ancestors and the coverage in the Genealogy collection is worldwide. We’re especially excited about some new collections in our databases featuring Mexico. Ancestry.com has … Continue reading

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