Month: February 2013

April 20, 2013 Book Club

The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming is the April selection. Book discussions are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Classroom. Copies of the current book may be requested at the librarians desk.

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Texas Plant Tales with Master Gardener Carolyn Rozier, March 7, 2013

Carolyn Rozier shares Texas Plant Tales Thursday, March 7, 1:30 Native Texas plants have stories to tell. Find out which plant helps us sweep, which plant was needed by the Navy in WWII, which Texas native is associated with the

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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

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Volunteers Have More Fun

One of the most meaningful activities of the Lochwood Friends group is volunteering at the library. We are always in touch with library administration and staff so that we can be aware of opportunities to lend a helping hand. Librarian

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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

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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

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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

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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

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