Month: December 2012

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

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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

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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

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Ideas Inside the Box

Oak Park Public Library, in Illinois, was suddenly presented with an unusual dilemma. They had an attractive, glass-walled space that was vacated by a coffee shop. Read about their creative choice to attract art into the library, that has helped

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Lochwood’s Green Architecture

If you are interested in the trend toward greener building practices, you probably know that Lochwood was one of the City of Dallas’ earliest LEED Certified projects. On ArchDaily.com and the developing architectural firm’s website are details of the plans

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Ray Bradbury – Reading Advocate

Open Culture NEA video of Ray Bradbury, who was not only a writer of books. In this 20 minute video, Ray Bradbury, avid library fan, talks about what reading has meant to him. Click to video

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Author Videos

New York Public Library Live Shorts channel on YouTube is a treasure trove of brief video conversations and author appearances from Live from the NYPL Public Program series. Take a look at the list by clicking the link to their

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January Book Club Selection

From GoodReads.com Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World was a blockbuster bestseller and a publishing phenomenon. It has sold nearly a million copies, spawned three children’s books, and will be the basis for an upcoming movie….Now, Dewey

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Christmas in Mexico

Library Live! had a Holiday Family Fun Fest “Christmas in Mexico” on Saturday, December 8. Library Live! artist Blanca Reyna presented a story, The Miracle of the First Poinsettia.  Then the children made poinsettias and other crafts.  Nora also handed

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December Awards News

The outstanding staff at Lochwood Branch was recognized with the Dallas Public Library Staff Association Unit of the Month Award! Dallas Public Library Staff Association Unit of the Month Award And the lovely, award winning gingerbread house below was made

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2013 Book Club Reading List

Thinking of joining a book club? What better time could there be to jump into something new than the beginning of a new year? The Lochwood Branch Library Book Club has published the list of books that it will be

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After Storm Sandy Destruction, Rockaway Libraries Help Keep Community Afloat

Although public libraries in the Rockaways were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, library staff and a mobile bus have helped fulfill their mission to provide useful information. The Rockaways still look like ghost towns. But the community libraries are there

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