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The Last Word: How the USPTO’s Resource Centers Are Empowering Innovation by Expanding Access

by | Feb 27, 2024
The downtown Dallas Public Library is the only public library in the state of Texas to offer a Patent and Trademark Resource Center from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. PTRCs are part of a national network of public, state, and academic libraries in partnership with the USPTO to offer trademark and patent assistance to the public. The USPTO aims to empower innovation by expanding access—so it recently put out a call to 600 libraries and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) around the country, inviting each institution to consider becoming PTRCs to assist their local innovators.
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The Last Word: Dezman Lehman on Seeing His Grandfather’s Soul Food Restaurant on a Deep Ellum Streetlight Banner
by | Feb 9, 2024
That was then. This is now. New streetlight pole banners are hitting the streets in Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood, offering looks at the past and present of the historic area east of downtown.
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Dallas Plans Citywide Events for Digital Inclusion Week

The City of Dallas will recognize Digital Inclusion Week from October 2-6 with activities across the city.

Digital Inclusion Week is an annual initiative hosted by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to raise awareness of digital equity and access throughout the county.
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Social Enterprise Cornbread Hustle Helping Former Inmates Start Over, Find Meaningful Employment

by | Sep 17, 2018
Second chances filled the Addison Tree House last week as Cornbread Hustle members pitched their newest innovative ideas in the yearly graduation.
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Dallas Library Seeks Proposals for Kid-Friendly Pathway
by | Apr 24, 2018
The educational pathway will lead kids from the sidewalk, across the library’s plaza, and through its front doors. Design proposals are due by May 25.
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Dallas Festival of Ideas
Festival of Ideas: How Dallas Can Become a More ‘Connected City’
by | Apr 9, 2018
Discussions during the fourth annual event explored how to become more connected in the areas of education, health, physical layout, and inclusiveness.
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The Altruists
Movers + Shakers:
North Texas Social Innovators You Should Know
by | Jan 22, 2018
Dallas-Fort Worth is home to dozens of creatives who are changing the face of urban planning, social, and educational innovation.
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GED

Dallas Library Gets Top Innovation Award for GED Testing Center

by | Oct 27, 2017
The program at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library helps adults in Dallas earn their GED.
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code
Nonprofit Is Inspiring Youth
‘One Line of Code at a Time’
by | May 15, 2017
Hack My Future is focused on creating a new generation of technological leaders through its programs.
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architecture
Queen Anne to Brutalism: Dallas Exhibit Brings Out City’s Varied Architectural Side
by | May 11, 2017
Curated by Preservation Dallas, the exhibit highlights 27 diverse architectural styles that were in evidence from the mid-1800s to the 1980s.
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Fossil
(Un)Common Objects Exhibit Celebrates Fossil’s Designers, Brand Evolution
by | Mar 1, 2017
Fossil's exhibition at the downtown Dallas Public Library is celebrating local designers, their illustrations and their inspirations.
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STEAM

Dallas Library Gets $5K Grant for STEAM Programming

by | Jan 24, 2017
The recently-awarded funds will help the Dallas Public Library continue its STEAM and Snacks education program.
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Jie Zheng
3 Things: UTD Gets $1.3M for Cancer Research
by | Jun 29, 2016
UTD has received money for its cancer research program, the Dallas Public Library receives Knight News award, and Facebook adds a simpler way to plan events.
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Katherine Berry
Beyond Books: Dallas Public Library Answers Inventors’ Questions
by | Jan 22, 2016
Patent and Trademark Resource Centers are designed to serve independent inventors and small businesses whose understanding of intellectual property issues may be rudimentary.
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