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I’d like to start keeping a sketchbook, but I sometimes feel like I can’t draw and get discouraged. Does the library have any materials that might inspire me?

Studies have shown that keeping a sketchbook or journal can have serious mental health benefits. Aside from it being beneficial to your health, keeping a sketchbook can be a lot of fun. We suggest making it easy on yourself. Start … Continue reading

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I’m working on a project, and I feel stuck. Do you have any books on the creative process that might help me?

Over the last decade or so, the creative process has become a fascination for many. A recent psychological study looked at the correlation between neuroticism and creativity, a familiar trope that might bring to mind many of Woody Allen’s characters. … Continue reading

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Night Watch (Better Make That Two Nights)

What’s your reaction when I say “Peter Greenaway?” Do you extend your hand and say “Pleased to make your acquaintance, Peter?” Actually, he’s the British film writer/director responsible for the once-notorious The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld

  Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature is a gorgeously illustrated picture book of collage and poetry that will delight both parents and children with its descriptions and illustrations of the natural world. Nicola Davies poetry describes the … Continue reading

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I’m trying to come up with a unique gift idea for the upcoming holiday. Any suggestions?

How about a historic photograph for a gallery wall! The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library has a significant collection of historic images of Dallas, many of which adorn the … Continue reading

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