Preston Royal Branch Library: Expand Your Love of Literature

August 26, 2014 1:33 pm

With something for kids, teens and adults, the Preston Royal Branch Library is a wonderful community resource that the whole family can visit at the same time. This small, brick library may not look like much, but it provides a wealth of knowledge and a number of different resources to the citizens of Dallas.

In addition to its impressive selection of fiction and nonfiction books, kids' books, and resource reading materials, the library offers free Wi-Fi throughout and a printing station available to anyone with a library card. The teen center and children’s storytimes help to instill a love of reading in kids of any age, and adult programs like genealogy classes and summer book clubs offer something to older residents, as well.

The Preston Royal Branch Library is closed on Sundays and Mondays, so be sure to schedule a visit around those days.

Preston Royal Branch Library
5626 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 670-7128

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Asian Mint: Fresh Cuisine in Dallas, Texas

August 19, 2014 2:15 pm

Asian Mint is a restaurant and dessert bar that is one of the most eclectic food offerings in the Dallas area. The restaurant itself is colorful and modern, and its entirely green practices make it energy-efficient and eco-friendly, as well.

Fusing Japanese cuisine with Thai fare favorites, the menu is also quite distinctive. Sashimi, nigiri, and maki rolls come in a wide assortment of styles, and classic stir-fries make for a healthier lunch or dinner. Asian Mint also offers curry dishes, noodle bowls like kee mow and pad Thai, and fried rice bowls that can be made with meat or tofu. Asian Mint also has a number of healthy substitutions for vegetarian or gluten-free diners.

A full service bar is available for of-age guests, though the dessert bar is equally impressive. Specialty desserts ranging from Thai coconut custard to green tea ice cream provide a sweet ending to this adventurous dining experience.

Asian Mint
11617 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 363-6655

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Texas Discovery Gardens: Discover a World of Organic Beauty

August 12, 2014 2:15 pm

If you want to enjoy the peace and beauty of nature without leaving Dallas, visiting the Texas Discovery Gardens is a truly unique experience. Located in historic Fair Park, this 7.5-acre organic botanic garden is the very first public garden in all of Texas to be certified 100% organic. It is also home to the incredible two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium, which features hundreds of free butterflies flying all around its warm, humid interior. For the children, the Texas Discovery Gardens offer family festivals, the EarthKeepers student education program, and frequent free admission days that give all types of families reason to visit this hidden gem.

The Texas Discovery Gardens release new butterflies into the garden every day at noon, and they give an educational talk at that time as well. Admission to the butterfly house is sold from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily.

Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Dallas, TX 74210
(214) 428-7476

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