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I’ve heard stories about the library owning a collection of rare and valuable books kept in a vault. Is that true? Can the public see items in this collection? How do you find out what the library has?

The Dallas Public Library’s Fine Books Division is located on the seventh floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  The division was established in 1950 by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and focuses on three areas of … Continue reading

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I recently read that William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day of the month, April 23 (1564 -1616). It piqued my interest and made me wonder what resources on Shakespeare are available at the library.

The Dallas Public library has a superb collection of Shakespeare resources.  The prominent treasure of the collection is a copy of Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (often called the First Folio) printed in 1623. This first complete printing … Continue reading

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The Ides of March is here! What’s the significance?

The Ides of March, historically speaking, was just a way for Romans to say the 15th of March.  In fact, in Romans referred to the 13th or 15th day of certain months as “the Ides.” Yet popular culture today recognizes … Continue reading

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