Category Archives: reference question

I want to produce my own musical theatre show. What books does the library have about musical theatre?

Glad you asked that question! The library has a broad and diverse collection about theatre in general, so naturally we have helpful materials about musicals. Creating a stage production is challenging in its own right but adding song and dance … Continue reading

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I’ve seen posters around the library promoting NaNoWriMo. What is it, and why should I get involved?

First organized in 1999, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is an annual challenge taking place each November. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Though it may seem a little daunting, there … Continue reading

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I’m really excited about the upcoming 3rd Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween at the Dallas Public Library Children’s Center on Saturday October 22nd. Are my kids too young for Poe? What’s a good introduction to his works or something similar to get us in the mood?

To start with, check out “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” series by Maryrose Wood. The author will be at the Poe Victorian Halloween event on Saturday October 22nd. Her books are described as a cross between Lemony Snicket and … Continue reading

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I really want to go to college, but I’m not sure I can afford it. Can the Library help me find out?

We certainly can! The Library has a wealth of resources that can help you find and afford your perfect college. Filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) would be a great first step.  This is an online … Continue reading

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I’ve recently become interested in genealogy and I’d like to meet with other people who are also researching their own ancestors. Do you have any suggestions for how to connect with such like-minded people?

Joining a genealogical special interest group is a great way to learn and meet others who are also working on their family history. These groups are fun social events that may provide you with just the right amount of support … Continue reading

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