Category Archives: reference question

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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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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