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Celebrate literacy with North Texas children’s authors and illustrators! Saturday, November 5, 2016 The Dallas Public Library is hosting an afternoon of fun, free events for parents, educators, and children ages 2-12 The festivities include seventeen authors and illustrators, readings, arts & crafts, an on-site bookstore (enticing discounts!), and Q&A, […]

Sometimes, on a pretty day when he wants nothing more than to go out and play, Bun E. Boniface seems not to listen at all. On days like that, his mother used to exclaim that anything she told him would go “in one ear and out the other!” Does that […]

Author Cynthia Wildridge will present a bilingual reading of her book, Bun E. Learns to Count in French (Bun E. apprend à compter). Celebrate Texas sales tax-free weekend with Bun E. Boniface! Escape the heat and slip into the sanctuary of the beautiful Children’s Area of the University Park Library in Dallas on Saturday, August […]

Sensitive period for language: From birth to about age 6 Enormous advances in medical imaging technology have provided scientists, neurologists, educators, psychiatrists, and others with a wealth of physical evidence about the human brain and how it works. Born with the ability to learn all languages Among the most important […]

  The United States’ first public library, located just outside Boston, was founded with books from Benjamin Franklin’s private collection. It was named Franklin Public Library in his honor. Franklin was a famous inventor, innovator, and statesman. He spent time in France helping John Adams secure France’s support in the Colonies’ […]

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin established the first circulating library in the United States? It was called The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731. That was before the U.S. had won her Independence from England! It also housed the Library of Congress from 1774-1800, and is today the […]

O Dichotomy!  This Reluctant Blogger would far prefer writing the story, to writing about the writer. But the creative process is so fascinating . . . Honored to have been invited to participate in the “My Writing Process” blog tour that is currently making its way across the globe, I […]