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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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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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