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I’m thinking about getting my first tattoo and I’d like to do some research on the history of tattoos and maybe even browse through some books to get ideas for designs. Does the library have anything that might help me get started with the process?

Sure, whether you’re looking for design inspiration or some social or historical background on tattoos, you’ll find lots about “ink” at the Dallas Public Library. For instance, did you know that Ötzi the Iceman who died in the Italian Alps … Continue reading

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I am working on researching my family history. What are some services and resources that are available in the genealogy department?

Take a tour! – The Dallas Public Library is one of the most highly regarded genealogy research facilities in the country. The Genealogy Division houses an impressive collection of books, microfilm and microfiche. The department offers a walking tour highlighting the most important parts of our collection. The tour showcases our print and microfilm resources, military records, … Continue reading

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Does the library offer any programs about patent and trademark searching?

Patent and trademark files are searched for many different reasons.  You might wish to see if your idea has already been patented, or want a copy of the complete drawings and specifications of a particular patent or trademark.  Or you … Continue reading

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I’ve heard that giving children unpopular names can l have a long-term negative impact on their self-esteem. Do you have books or other resources about naming babies?

The History & Social Sciences Division has a large collection of baby books that can be checked out.  Books like these are useful resources for baby names:   Baby Names 2014: Over 8,000 of This Year’s Favorite Names by Ella Joynes … Continue reading

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March Mango Mania is here!

March Mango Mania is here! From March 15-30, the library is celebrating its new online language service, Mango Languages.  For the next 16 days we will be having online contests all related to Mango and languages.  For a full list … Continue reading

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