Category Archives: reference question

I’d love to do some volunteering, but there are so many possibilities, I feel overwhelmed. Can the Library help me narrow down the options?

During the holidays, people often begin to think of how they can serve others. The recent book A Path Appears (also a documentary film) details the incredible impact individuals can have when they devote time to service. There are many … Continue reading

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I heard that several streets around Dealey Plaza were closed off for a period of time this month as part of some films related to JFK. Could you tell me more about the films they were making? Also, where can I find resources about the JFK assassination?

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is perhaps one of the most well-known presidents in United States history.  His life and legacy are also forever linked with the history of Dallas, as it was here that he was assassinated at 12:30 p.m., while … Continue reading

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I’m interested in self-employment or in starting a small business. What help can the Library offer to get me started?

The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. is a partnership between the Dallas Public Library and Dallas Economic Development to support entrepreneurship literacy and local business development. Our new website became live on September 28th.   By filling out the online intake form, you … Continue reading

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Will the Central Library still offer resources for independent inventors once the new Federal Patent and Trademark office opens in November?

Great question! The Central Library has been a proud Patent and Trademark Resource Center since 1977. With the opening of the new U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office on November 9th, Dallas will be getting a host of additional resources … Continue reading

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I’m interested in world religions – the more obscure, the better. Does the Library have resources in that area?

“What do the Navajo people have to do with Tibetan Buddhism?” “What does Jesus have to do with aliens?” “Was Shamanism being practiced in modern day Ohio before the arrival of Western cultures?” We can now begin to answer some … Continue reading

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