Category: Bookmarked

Lochwood Branch Library Friends love to share what they discover. This is our repository of shared stories, here you will find articles about learning, literacy, libraries and culture.

Reading for Dollars

The local chapter of Room to Read facilitates Read-a-thons with Title 1 schools in DFW. Chapter members raise tmoney, and students do extra-curricular reading to “earn” the funds. Then they can designate which Room to Read project their funds will

Teen Gaming Time

Teen Gaming Time Saturday, March 16th at 1pm Join us for the hottest video games today on Xbox 360 and Wii. Bring your friends & enjoy friendly competition at Lochwood Library. Free and open to the public.

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Mango Mania

March 15 – 30 is March Mango Mania Mango is a new online language learning resource that the Dallas Public Library has to offer. If you’re planning to travel this summer, look into learning the language first through your Dallas

How Reading Works for You

Now, more than ever, it’s important to get young people thinking about the steps they can take to prepare for college and the professional experiences that follow. Learn more in this interesting article, “why reading should be on your resume“,

The Future of Kids and Reading

The Digital Shift validates what most of our library patrons already know, that libraries matter. In the article, Libraries Still an Important Discovery Source for Kids’ Books, Says Study, author Kathy Ishizuka delves into the  question of how readers of different

Book Reviews on Library Web

Did you know that the Dallas Public Library website has a page of book reviews that is constantly updated? Booked Solid features a wide variety of books, and lots of different reviewers.This is a searchable list, so if you’re looking

Little Free Libraries Popping Up in Texas

A neighborhood phenomenon shows – once more – how books inspire people to do creative things. Started in 2009, a little nonprofit effort from Wisconsin is spreading across the world. Little Free Libraries are small post-top boxes that are placed

Write in Our Backyard

The Highland Park Literary Festival – Write It Out! – has announced that Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger will be the 2013 festival keynote speaker. The festival will be on February 21

Libraries, Cookies and Football

How often do you see any reference to a library during a football game? Commercials have become part of the entertainment extravaganza that is the Super Bowl. In case you missed Super Bowl XLVII, we have a favorite commercial to

Moats and Bones, Oh My

America doesn’t face the challenges that Europe faces when breaking ground on new developments. The long, rich history of the European continent can produce obstacles that may seem a bit fantastic. Celebrated writer Vaclav Havel, the first president of the

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Tips

This informative article lists some topical highlights of a featured hour-long video of Ray Bradbury. At a 2001 keynote address at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Writer’s Symposium By the Sea, Bradbury is talks about how he maintained a working schedule, and

Think About It

Artwork made from repurposed books has emerged lately with a wide-ranging variety of styles and methods. Using the imagery of Rodin’s The Thinker, artist Kenijio created a group of simple, lovely pieces out of books crafted into petite sculptures with