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What kinds of unique books does the library have? Are there any handcrafted books like the livre d’artiste?

In an age dominated by mass-produced, word-processed books, it’s rare to experience a book in which every aspect of its creation, from the paper to the types of fonts selected, is carefully considered and crafted together as a single work … Continue reading

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I have been reading a lot about the White House initiative Educate to Innovate that aims to improve the STEM skills of American kids. What is the library doing to support this initiative?

The Educate to Innovate initiative is a commitment to provide students at every level with the skills they need to excel in the high-paid, highly-rewarding fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Thanks to a generous grant from The Dallas … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: 20th Century Poetry

Looking for poems to celebrate Black History Month?  Check out the 20th Century Poetry database.  This database offers over 3,000 poems from African American poets, such as Lucille Clifton, Wanda Coleman, and Langston Hughes.  Each poet selection contains a short … Continue reading

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Exhibit: Mud & Magic: The Mixed-up Art of Tina Weger

Keep that Circus Quiet In There! The Bradshaw Gallery, the art gallery on the Central Library’s 4th floor, hosts shows by artists who are, for the most part, local and otherwise without gallery representation. The month of July features two- … Continue reading

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Linked-In Wednesday: brainpickings.org

Google searches can turn up unexpected treasures. I don’t even remember precisely what search terms led me to my first brainpickings.org article, “7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-up Literature“.  James Joyce, Mark Twain, T.S. Eliot are a few of the … Continue reading

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