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Enjoy Vintage Holiday Music from the Light Crust Doughboys

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  As a gift from the Light Crust Doughboys and the Dallas Public Library please enjoy this free download of two vintage western swing holiday tunes – Jingle Bells and Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marco Polo, by Demi

In this children’s book entitled Marco Polo, Demi presents beautifully “gilded” illustrations and a captivating 50-page biography of Marco Polo’s 24 years of world travel and unbelievable adventure.   Polo begins his travels as a teenager, setting out with his … Continue reading

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Q. With Presidents’ Day around the corner, I’m looking for some interesting facts on the U.S. Presidency. What would you recommend?

A. We have quite a few books you may be interested in. To start with, we have Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder, in Myth and Memory. As with any major historic figure, a multitude of legends has grown up around … Continue reading

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When They Weren’t Shooting, They Were Reading…..

One of the best non-fiction titles I read in 2014 illuminated for me a 20th-century U.S. governmental activity about which I had been totally unaware. Knowing about it now makes me proud yet again to belong to the “book profession”. In … Continue reading

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Our local theatre group is staging a performance of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton. The play, like the movie, is set in Eighteenth Century Paris. We need books that would not only show us in detail what the fashions were like but also what life was like for the nobles of Paris in that time period. Can you help us?

The History and Social Sciences Division hosts the fashion collection and can provide costume ideas from all historical periods and places.  Perhaps illustrations from the following books will inspire you or you may stop by to browse our extensive collection. … Continue reading

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