After her mother dies, Katy goes on a trip to Positano to grieve. She has tickets for two because originally Katy and her mother planned on taking the trip together. … Continue reading One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle.
Alexander, Poppy. The Littlest Library. Benedict, Marie. The Personal Librarian. Charles, Janet Skeslien. The Paris Library. Cogman, Genevieve. The Untold Story. (Invisible Library series) Gentill, Sulari. The Woman in the … Continue reading Library Lovers Month
New biographies in the juvenile and adult collections about notable African Americans.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum https://shorturl.at/nPQW1
Rockwall County Library's "Grow with Google" partnership allows us to bring you this webinar led by Maria Elena Duron. Online Webinar. February 8, 2-3PM. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdeivrjIsHdV1n74NG8d-Ult2ASeqqcwJ
Rockwall County Library has Gale products, available through Texshare. Nearly 20,000 Online Video Courses The top-rated courses offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ … Continue reading Gale products
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Block, Jennifer. Everything Below the Waist: Why Healthcare Needs a Feminist Revolution. (Adult collection) Cancer Sourcebook for Women. (Adult collection) Salem. Women's Health. (Reference … Continue reading Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Elizabeth Zott's parents are frauds. Elizabeth and her scientific pursuits, however, is the real deal. She faces an uphill battle because the scientific community does not welcome women in the … Continue reading Lessons in Chemistry
Backman, Frederik. Winners. Great change is coming to the people of Beartown in the 3rd novel of the series. Childs, Laura. A Dark and Stormy Tea. Theodosia tries to solve … Continue reading New Large Print
dePaola, Tomie. The Popcorn Book. Happy National Popcorn Day!
Chinese New Year is January 22-February 1, 2023. Traditional foods eaten during the Lunar New Year are dumplings, spring rolls, fish, noodles, rice balls or cakes, and fish. Read more … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year
Don't miss the zoom Webinar Grow Your Business with Video--Youtube and Beyond, on January 25, 2023. REGISTRATION LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdeygrT4jGNU0HOuzYg0JnHILSsOBqTn5
Kim Richardson humanizes the Blue Fugates of Kentucky with her fictional take on a brave girl who becomes a pack horse librarian. For having blue skin, she is shunned, yet … Continue reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson.
Just as there may be an under painting hiding under a painting, nothing is as it seems in this novel. Everything is a trick of the eye. The singers that … Continue reading Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Louis Braille was just 15 when he invented the Braille system. To read more about him and other incredible inventors, Li, Amanda. Rise up! Ordinary Kids With Extraordinary Stories. Mitchell, … Continue reading World Braille Day is January 4th
Here's a look at 2022 in review. In addition, we have had genealogy programs, knitting club programs, and we were honored to have many patrons participate in our Sudoku board … Continue reading Year in Review
Whether you want to refresh your skills or learn something new, Rockwall County Library has something for you: Carver, Aney. Drawing With Fire: A Beginner's Guide to Woodburning. Cobb, Sunshsine. … Continue reading National Hobby Month (2023)
Read The New Yorker and other popular magazines on Cloudlibrary's Newstand. Download the CloudLibrary Newstand app or go to https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com
Cornwell continues Uhtred's story in the 2nd of the Saxon stories series and follows the battle of Cynuit. Brave, yet flawed, Uhtred continues to make rash decisions and incites King … Continue reading The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
Backhouse, Francis. Beavers: Radical Rodents. DasGupta, Sayantani. Virginia Apgar. Fletcher, Tierra. Wonder Women of Science. Page, Robin. The Beak Book. Schutten, Jan Paul. Inside In. X-Rays of Nature's Hidden World.
Atkinson, Kate. Shrines of Gaiety. Bilton, Chrysta. Normal Family. Diaz, Hernan. Trust. Henry, Emily. Book Lovers. Prose, Nita. The Maid. Tan, Sue Lynn. Daughter of the Moon Goddess.
Photo by Leeloo Thefirst If you can't think of what to buy, consider using Consumer Reports available to all Rockwall County Library cardholders. Consumer Reports can be found on the … Continue reading Find That Last Minute Gift
Is there a day just for twins? Of course. Each December 18th, there's a day for twins and multiples. The tradition started in 1819 when identical twins in Millsville, OH … Continue reading National Twin Day
Have your "shelf" a Merry Little Christmas with these favorites from our book shelf. Andrews, Donna. Dashing Through the Snowbirds. Bowen, Rhys. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Guillory, Jasmine. Royal … Continue reading Seasons Greetings
Enjoy these holiday films that are available for checkout at Rockwall County Library. Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday Collection. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The LEGO Movie 2. The Nutcracker and the Four … Continue reading Holiday Films
Marie Benedict brings many historical figures to life in her novels. She intentionally choose women that have been overlooked by history. In her own words she writes about "unknown but … Continue reading Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict
Photo: https://pixabay.com/ Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones. Rockwall County Library will be closed Dec 23-26th for the holidays.
December 10 is Nobel Prize Day. Each December 10, Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockhom, Sweden to honor those whose work has benefitted mankind. Read these books written by these … Continue reading Nobel Prize
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 6-12, 2022) by reading one of these books about computational thinking: Kaminski, Leah. Bionic Bodies. (Juvenile collection). Leonardi, Paul. The Digital Mindset: What It … Continue reading Computer Science Education Week
Beckerman, Nell Cross. Caves. Blackall, Sophie. Farmhouse. Burns, Loree Griffin. Honeybee Rescue. Eady, Antwan. Nigel and the Moon. Goade, Michaela. Berry Song. Hare, John. Field Trip to Volcano Island. Kim, … Continue reading Best Picture Books of 2022
Christmas cards were once only exchanged by royals. James I of England and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales exchanged Christmas greetings in the 17th century. Commercial Christmas cards would not … Continue reading Christmas Card Day–December 9
Barnett, Mac. The First Cat in Space. (J Comic Bar) Blasco, Serena. Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels. (GN Eno) Endo, Tatsuyo. Spy X Family. (Overdrive ebook) Esquivel, Eric. Yo Kai … Continue reading Top Manga Titles
According to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Think before you click: recognize and report phishing Update Your Software: Don't delay -- If you see a software update notification, act promptly. … Continue reading Computer Security Day
When Asher finds Lily's lifeless body at the foot of a stairwell, many believe he murdered her. Many residents in the small New Hampshire town where Asher lives believe he … Continue reading Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
If you like the Netflix series The Last Kingdom you will love the Saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell that explains more fully the internal and external conflicts Uhtred faces. He … Continue reading The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Look for these Christy Award winners at Rockwall County Library. Blackstock, Terri. Aftermath. Deese, Nicole. All That Really Matters. Shiloh, Toni. In Search of a Prince. Sundin, Sara. Until Leaves … Continue reading Christy Award Winners
Though caregivers often go unrecognized, they provide a vital role. They may help a loved one with activities important for daily living, including social and emotional support. Whether they are … Continue reading National Family Caregivers Month
Join us on December 6th for a virtual Grow with Google webinar on Tuesday, December 6th from 11:00 AM to 12:00PM.
Rockwall County Library will be closed November 24, 25, and 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
National Entrepreneur's Day. When: The 3rd Tuesday of November. Why: Celebrates the creativity and optimism of the Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship encourages creative problem solving.
According to the U.S. Department of Chamber, American industries need more skilled employees. The National Skills Coalition has identified a skills mismatch. Most jobs require more skills than high school … Continue reading Apprenticeship Workshop
Armstrong, Kelly. A Rip Through Time. Barenbaum, Rachel. Atomic Anna. Hart, Rob. Paradox Hotel. Kawaguchi, Toshikazu. Before the Coffee Gets Cold. This is the first in a three part series … Continue reading A Rip Through Time and Other Time Travel Books
Nanowrimo.org is a non-profit organization that encourages writers to complete a novel in the month of November. Several novelists have gotten their start by participating in Nanowrimo. The novels below … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month
The Rockwall County Library will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
Beloved by the people, demeaned by the press, Sisi takes comfort in traveling, even as she and her husband become more and more estranged. The damage of keeping up an appearance for the public's sake is something many titled people and celebrities face. Pataki captures this internal conflict perfectly as Sisi struggles to fulfill her royal duties.
Rockwall County Library is excited to offer you 2 resume workshops in the upcoming weeks. The first one is in-person class with a live instructor, Wanda Snowton, Program Director/Adjunct Instructor … Continue reading Resume Workshops
Celebrate indigenous writers and storytellers: Boulley, Angeline. Firekeeper's Daughter. (Young adult collection). Ojibwe. Bruchac, Joseph. Peacemaker. (Juvenile collection). Abenaki. Dimaline, Cheri. Hunting By Stars. (Young adult collection). Metis. Greendeer, Danielle. … Continue reading Native American Heritage Month
According to an October 22, 2022 Library Journal article, It Starts With Us tops all holds lists. In addition to holding that spot, it is the most pre-ordered novel of … Continue reading Readalikes for It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
Rockwall County Library offers digital version of graphic novels via Comics Plus Powered by Library Pass. To login, go to login.librarypass.com or download the Library Pass app from the App … Continue reading Spooky graphic novels
The spooky season is upon us. Here's a list of titles for those who enjoy reading about ghosts and other paranormal phenomenon. Austin, Joanne. Weird Ghosts: True Tales of the … Continue reading Real Life Ghost Stories
Free Stock photos by Vecteezy Learn how to make your resume or CV stand out by reading one of these titles: Bloomsbury Business. Get That Job. CVs and Resumes. Enelow, … Continue reading Resume Writing
Look for these new formats, Launchpads and Playaways, which give all even more ways to enjoy reading and learning. Playaways
Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels Rockwall County Elections Early Voting (Rockwall County) Election Day Voting (Rockwall County) Find out if you're registered to vote, VoteTexas.gov Find out how to register to vote … Continue reading Voting Information
Doan, Jenny. How to Stitch an American Dream. Eder, Mari. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line. (Cloudlibrary ebook & Overdrive ebook) Manko, Katina. Ding Dong! Avon Calling! The Women … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s Small Business Month
The Food Network. Big Fun Kids Baking Book. (eBook) Hollywood, Paul. Bake: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics. Noyes, Brian. The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook. Saffitz, Claire. Dessert … Continue reading National Dessert Day
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay An Excel workshop will be offered on October 19, 2022 from 1:30-2:30 PM. Class will be held upstairs in the technology lab. You may also … Continue reading Excel Class on October 19
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the Texas Advocacy Project, one in three Texans will face domestic violence in their lifetimes. Domestic Violence Awareness month raises awareness about … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Angus, Laurie. Octopus Escapes Again. (Juvenile collection) Baker, Kate. Secrets of the Sea. (Juvenile collection) Braden, Ann. The Benefits of Being an Octopus. (Juvenile collection). Foster, Craig. Underwater World: My … Continue reading Octopus Day (October 8th)
Meet our newest Children's Librarian, Tenille.
Join us on October 6th for crafts, games, and activities for youth in the Youth Services Department.
Svaante Paabo recently won the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for his work on the evolutionary genetics. Paabo discovered techniques to read DNA from bones that are 40,000 years … Continue reading Nobel Prize
Amen, Daniel. You, Happier: The Seven Neuroscience Secrets. Bhargava, Hansa. Building Happier Kids: Stress Busting Tools For Parents. Fisher, Carl Erik. The Urge: Our History of Addiction. Insel, Thomas R. … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week (October 3-7, 2022)
Some books you may want to enjoy for International Observe the Moon night (IOMN). Cherrix, Amy. In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden Space Race. (Young … Continue reading Celebrate the Moon
This wry book follows an unlikely cast of characters, an aging cleaning lady, an geriatric octopus, a homeless rock singer, a Scottish grocer, and a free-spirited entrepreneur as they move … Continue reading Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Hispanic Heritage Month by Bethany R. As we celebrate the fall season here in the library, there are many celebrations that instantly come into mind. From Library Card Sign-Up Month … Continue reading New Spanish Language Materials
Helpful websites for job training: Photo by MART PRODUCTION Open Courseware Courses--Open educational resources from thousands of universities e.g. MIT, Yale, and Stanford. Free Certificates and Badges--Many universities and companies … Continue reading Workforce Development Month
Stott blends fascinating historical details about the Seax (Saxon) culture with myth and fantasy. The two narrators are daughters of the Great Smith who have been banished to a mudflat … Continue reading Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott [Book Review].
Roberts, Barbara Carroll. A Rose Named Peace: How Francis Meilland Created a Flower of Hope For A World of War. These books are finalists for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize:Erdrich, … Continue reading International Day of Peace
Use these web guides to help you discover your Hispanic roots.
September 15 is International Dot Day. Reynolds, Peter. The Dot. This is the perfect book to teach little ones about how to have a growth mindset. A teacher encourages a … Continue reading Celebrate Creativity!
Even though some Broadway musicals have set West Side Story in contemporary times, Steven Spielberg's version is set in the sixties like the original movie directed by Robert Wise. Award-winning … Continue reading West Side Story
Search for materials in Spanish by typing "Spanish language materials" in the keyword box of the catalog. The collection consists of translations of popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well … Continue reading Spanish Language Materials
International Literacy Day is September 8. Rockwall County's Library Literacy program offers free educational programs for English as a Second Language, GED studies and preparation, U.S. citizenship preparation, and basic … Continue reading International Literacy Day
The Rockwall County Library will be closed September 3-5, 2022 in observance of Labor day. Photo by Pixabay
Look for these works of fiction for adults, young adults, and kids by Hispanic American authors. Andreu, Maria E. Love in English. (Young Adult collection). Canas, Isabel. The Hacienda. (Adult … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month:
Someone who has always made everyone feel welcome, Mrs. Doreen Miller, will soon be leaving us to start a new chapter in her life. Thanks for the memories!
Lea's novel grew out of little known incident--Italian POWs were made to build barriers during World War II to protect the Orkney islands. During their time in the Orkneys, the … Continue reading The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea [Book Review]
Look for these special reports in Newsbank.
New books about our canine friends: Achterberg, Cara Sue. One Hundred Dogs & Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and a Journey into the Heart of Shelters. Habib, Rodney. The … Continue reading Happy International Dog Day!
Women's Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. Non-fiction about woman's suffrage: Chamber, Veronica. Finish The Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary … Continue reading Women’s Equality Day–August 26
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For the second month in a row, we've had a Family Search Night at Rockwall County Library. We had fifteen participants learn about familysearch.org, a powerful tool for discovering and … Continue reading Family Search Night
Bennett, Robert. City of Stairs. Gillen, Kieron. The Wicked + The Divine. Harris, Joanne. Honeycomb. Harrow, Alix E. The Ten Thousand Doors of January. King, Stephen. Dark Tower. Morgenstern, Erin. … Continue reading Books to Read if you liked Netflix’s Sandman.
School supplies, like notebooks, pens, and calculators are tools to assist learning. As the next school year nears, parents are lining up at stores to make these kind of purchases. … Continue reading Library Card Signup Month
Grundmann, Emmanuelle. When Elephants Listen With Their Feet. Horning, Nicole. Baby Elephants. Markle, Sandra. Animals to the Rescue! Pringle, Laurene. Elephants Strange and Wonderful. Tomsic, Kim. The Elephants Come Home: … Continue reading Elephants
Parents: Azarchi, Lynne. The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful. Behr, Gregg. When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mr. Roger's Enduring Lessons. Bogart, Julie. Raising Critical Thinkers. … Continue reading Make it a Great School Year!
Other titles to read if you liked All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher: Center, Katherine. How To Walk Away. Hadley, Tessa. The Past. Hoover, Colleen. Without Merit. Hornak, … Continue reading Read-Alikes for All of Us and Everything
Growing up in the deeply segregated South of the 1920s, Ada and Matilda should never have been friends. They probably would not have crossed paths if Matilda had not seen … Continue reading The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian [Book Review]
Quirky and off-beat, yet heart-felt, this novel will astound you. At times, its laugh-out-loud funny and other times profoundly moving. At the heart of this idiosyncratic novel are the Rockwells … Continue reading All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher [Book Review]
For those who are getting one last trip in before summer ends, try an ebook or audiobook.
Celebrate "Lasagna day" and "Culinary Arts Month" with these delicious titles. Flay, Bobby. Bobby Flay's Throwdown! Gerard, Tieghan. Half-Baked Harvest Every Day. Kimball, Christopher. Tuesday Nights Mediterranean. Krieger, Ellie. Comfort … Continue reading Lasagna Day–July 29
Best cookbooks for National Culinary Arts Month.
Did you know you can find similar titles using NoveList Plus?
You can still print using a library card and one of the library's computers. In addition, you can send print jobs from home or anywhere. Choose one of these methods: … Continue reading New Service: Mobile Printing
Barbara Dybala, who taught art therapy on July 19th, 2022 at the Rockwall County Library used a technique called "neurographic" art. Did you know there are actually many ways to use art for healing?
Enjoy these books that are being turned into films and television series.
Photo by Holger Wulschlaeger New non-fiction titles for International Shark Awareness Day (July 14) and Shark Week: Gordon, David George . Are You Smarter Than a Shark? (Juvenile collection). Hargrave, … Continue reading Shark Week (July 24-31, 2022)
Anderson, Geoff. The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future. (Adult Collection). DK. Space: A Visual Encyclopedia. (Juvenile collection). Kramer, Jacob. Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide. (Juvenile collection). Murray, Julie. Telescopes. … Continue reading Remarkable Views
Brown, Don. Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History. Fradin, Dennis. Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words. Sedgwick, John. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron … Continue reading Learn about this tragic day–July 11, 1804
Taking some time off from a stalled journalism career, Joanna never expects to be chasing another story in Faro, Portugal. That is exactly what happens when she enrolls in a … Continue reading 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson [Book Review].
Fiction: Brooks, Karen. The Chocolate Maker's Wife. During the Restoration in England, Rosamund is given a life-changing opportunity--a chance to work in a chocolate house. Frantz, Laura. A Heart Adrift: … Continue reading Compelling books about Chocolate
Stores time sales to occur around holidays when shoppers have time to look for purchases. July 4th is no exception. Consumer reports online has even created a feature called "Best … Continue reading Consumer Reports
The Rockwall County Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.
Non-Fiction: Dillow, Gordon. Fire In The Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth. (Adult Collection). Gardner, Jane. How Asteroids Shaped Earth. (Juvenile collection). Kilzer, Nicholas. Asteroids, … Continue reading June 30 is Asteroid Day!
What is fascinating is the way Lunde compares the disappearance of bees, also known as colony collapse disorder, with the disintegration of family and natural bonds. This is a chilling speculative novel about what may happen if red flags about pollinators and the climate are ignored.
Foo, Stephanie. What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing From Complex Trauma. Morton, Kati. Traumatized: Identify, Understand, and Cope With PTSD. Naidoo, Uma. This Is Your Brain On Food: … Continue reading What is PTSD?
Latta, Sara. Smash: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe With the Large Hadron Collider. Preece, Christopher. Fire--Salt--Slime! Ottaviani, Jim. Levitation: Physics and Psychology. Ottaviani, Jim. Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists. … Continue reading Online STEM Comics
Foster, Jeff. Man Alive: The Health Problems Men Face. Matthews, Michael. Muscle for Life. Spar, Myles. Optimal Men's Health. Health Reference. Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook. Websites: Men's Health Month Men's … Continue reading June is Men’s Health Month
Sensible Alice always thought she would become a farmer. Even though she took a safe job in a county planning department, she always knew she would inherit the family orchard. … Continue reading Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin [Book Review]
Great reads for Father's Day!
Cunningham, Kevin. Emancipation Proclamation. (Juvenile collection). Johnson, Angela. All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom. (Juvenile collection) Lyons, Kelly Starling. Kelly's Broom. (Juvenile collection). Nelson, Vaunda. Almost to … Continue reading Juneteeth–Juvenile Books and Teaching Resources
Rockwall County Library will be closed Monday, June 20th in celebration of Juneteenth. Take a look at these books related to Juneteenth at Rockwall County Library: Burke, Tarana, ed. You … Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth
Many popular manga series are available for check out at the library or are available digitally.
Did you know? Listening to an audiobook provides the same benefits as reading printed books. Photo by APRIL STUDIO: https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-in-yellow-and-blue-dress-holding-book-7745117/ Audiobooks increase comprehension through visualization. If you're going on a … Continue reading June is Audiobook Month
A troubled girl and a widower strike up a friendship in Berg's heart felt novel, The Story of Aruthur Truluv. Unwed and pregnant, Maddie spends a lot of her time … Continue reading The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg [Book Review]
We are so excited to have you reading with us this summer! In addition to the Children's and Teen reading program, we are offering several events and activities for the … Continue reading Summer Reading Programs For All
Just because its summer doesn't mean you have to stop learning. CK-12 Foundation -- Flex books are interactive text books that have interactive visuals and practice problems in many subjects. … Continue reading Keep Learning!
June is "Great Outdoors" month. Many kinds of outdoor activities offer mental health benefits, exercise, and enjoyment. Gooley, Tristan. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs. (Overdrive eBook). Hopgood, Tim. … Continue reading June is “Great Outdoors” Month
June 1, 2022 June 1 is World Reef Day. Possibly there's no better time to think about conserving coral reefs. Here are some titles from the Juvenile collection: Gibbons, Gail. … Continue reading World Reef Day
Continuing where The Dark Side of Innocence left off, Manic is is a harrowing account of a woman's struggle with bipolar depression. In this episodic memoir, Cheney explains how the … Continue reading Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney [Book Review]
© Alexander Mustard World Ocean Day's focus is to protect 30% of our land, waters, and oceans by 2030. Read about the ocean and protecting these valuable resources: Baker, Kate. … Continue reading Happy World Oceans Day!
Summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults coming on June 6. Read about the Summer Reading programs: https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/DocumentCenter/View/8656/Library-Summer-2022-Newsletter
By Bethany R. So, as many of us know, May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. I’ll admit, this is tough topic to talk about for many of us, … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
One in five species of reptiles (including turtles) are under threat of extinction. Read about turtles and tortoises at Rockwall County Library. Esbaum, Jill. Sea Turtles. (Juvenile collection) Gibbons, Gail. … Continue reading World Turtle Day
Elsa believes what her family tells her--that she is weak because she suffered scarlet fever as a child. Elsa, however, soon proves her strength by helping her family survive during … Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. [Book Review]
Alary, Laura. The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything is the perfect picture book biography. The astronomer in question is Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States. This picture … Continue reading New Juvenile STEM Titles
Chan, Jessamine. The School For Good Mothers. In Chan's dystopian novel, "bad" mothers, women who exhibit bad parenting skills, are sent to rehabilitation centers. Some parents, like Frida Liu, have … Continue reading More great reads for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Rockwall County Library is having a special virtual program on decluttering this June. Don't miss Shannon Huneycutt, certified KonMari Consultant, Organizer, and Speaker's virtual program on the KonMari method on … Continue reading Learn the KonMari Method with Us!
Ask how you can access digital comics and graphic novels with your Rockwall County Library card. There's comics for every age group: kids, teens, and adults.
Bertinelli, Valerie. Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today. Bongiorno, Karen. The ABCs of Being Mom. Casares, Whitney. The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Don't forget about these amazing titles related to Star Wars: Alexander, Chris. Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects. Angleberger, Tom. Origami Yoga #6. Angleberger, Tom. Darth Vader Strikes Back: … Continue reading May the 4th be with You!
Fifty percent of Americans experience a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their lives. Peruse these titles at Rockwall County Library that address mental health and social well-being. … Continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Chung, Catherine. The Tenth Muse. (Adult collection). Ho, Joanna. Eyes That Kiss in the Corners. (Juvenile collection). Hughes, Kiku. Displacement. (Young adult collection). … Continue reading May is Asian American and Pacific Heritage Month.
Photo by Craig Adderley: https://www.pexels.com/photo/chewbacca-of-star-wars-3526020/ Obi-Wan Kenobi once said, "In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” The same could be said for George Lucas. This month marks the … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You!
Read these new works of fiction and non-fiction for National DNA Day. Fiction: Abrams, Stacey. While Justice Sleeps. (Adult Collection) Benedict, Marie. Her Hidden Genius. (Adult Collection) Reichs, Kathy. The … Continue reading National DNA Day
What we're reading for National Sky Awareness Week (April 24-30): The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The Handy Science Answer Book. (Adult collection). Carson, Mary Kay. The Tornado Scientist. (Juvenile collection). … Continue reading National Sky Awareness Week
April 18th is National Columnist Day. Try reading one of these books written by a newspaper or magazine columnist. Albom, Mitch. Finding Chika, a Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the … Continue reading Columnists
Read these works of fiction which have an environmental theme for Earth Day.
Photo by PhotoMIX Company: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photography-of-yellow-daffodil-flowers-96603/ The Rockwall County Library will be closed Friday April 15th through Sunday April 17th in observance of Good Friday and Easter Weekend.
Bissonnette, Aimee. The Second Life of Trees. (Juvenile Collection). Foster, Craig. Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World. (Adult Collection). Goodall, Jane. Seeds of Hope. (Adult collection). Hayhoe, Katharine. Saving … Continue reading Books to Read for Earth Day
Christianson, John. The Wealth Creator's Playbook. De Leon, Paco. Finance For The People. Kotlikoff, Laurence J. Money Magic: An Economist's Secrets To More Money. Krueger, David. Your New Money Story. … Continue reading Great Reads for Money Smart Week
Join Money Smart Week for a week of virtual financial capability programming Saturday, April 9 through Saturday, April 16, 2022. This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their … Continue reading Money Smart Week
April is National Poetry Month. It's also a great time to read a novel in verse. Enjoy one of these novels in verse written for high school, middle and elementary … Continue reading Novels in Verse
by Chantal W. In mysteries, the frame or the context is often what lures readers. Mysteries can be set in some many different locales and time periods. The details and … Continue reading Crime scene
Libraries connect users to their past by providing genealogical information.Photo by Suzy Hazelwood: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-a-military-man-with-his-family-6707072/ Even though libraries have faced challenges, they also have never been more vital. Libraries protect the … Continue reading National Library Week (continued)
National Library Week is April 3-9. In 2022, we're celebrating the many ways libraries creation connections. What does Rockwall County Library connect you to? Let us know by creating a … Continue reading National Library Week
Bethany R. For me, it’s always fun getting lost in a good story. That’s one thing that I love about being a public librarian (and my past job working in … Continue reading Getting Lost in Good Stories
Celebrate Citizen Science Month by reading and or participating in one of these projects.
On April 1, 2022, the 1950s U.S. Federal Census will be available to family researchers. 152 million people are included in this invaluable tool. photo by David Garrison Learn more … Continue reading Get Ready for the 1950s
by Chantal W. The novel opens with an unusual discovery--a boy field has been wounded and left for dead in a field. Three teenagers comes across his body by accident … Continue reading The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey. [Book Review]
Bair, Amy. Blogging for Dummies. Levinson, Deborah. Build Your First Web App. Messenlehner, Brian. Building Web Apps With WordPress. Niederst Robbins, Jennifer. Learning Web Design. Sabin-Wilson, Lisa. Word Press All-in-One … Continue reading WordPress & Web Apps
Books: Bloom, Harold. Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles. Gauthier, Mary. Saved By A Song. Gorman, Amanda. Call Us What We Carry. Harjo, Joy. Living Nations, Living Words. Hill, … Continue reading National Poetry Month
Library of Congress's Today in History makes history come alive. Before Betty Crocker, a fictional construct for General Mills, Fannie Farmer, changed American cuisine. On this day, March 23, Fannie … Continue reading Today in History
World Water Day is an annual celebration that raises awareness of the two billion people that do not have access to safe water. You will find more infographics at Statista … Continue reading World Water Day
Digital magazines are available to Rockwall County Library cardholders, https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1 Download the CL app
Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels This month we're celebrate Irish writers. Ireland is renowned for its stories, its songs, its poets and its writers. Enjoy these new books at Rockwall County Library … Continue reading Irish Authors To Read
Rockwall County Library has many books creating crafts out of a variety of materials. In addition to print books, you may want to consider reading an ebook in our digital … Continue reading National Craft Month
Fraternal twin sisters, Fern and Rose, look nothing alike yet they are devoted to each other. Rose takes care of Fern whose autism spectrum disorder often leads to sensory overload. … Continue reading The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. [Book Review]
Best for ages 3-7.
Join us for a fun crafting activity during Spring break: March 8 from 2 to 3:30 PM (for Teens) March 9 from 2 to 3:30 PM (for Kids)
For this month's 2022 Adult Reading challenge, I chose Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett. In this humor-filled novel, the protagonist's sister enters a competition and tries to "Go the Distance." … Continue reading Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett. [Book Review]
Adlington, Lucy. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz. Andersen, Jens. Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking. Bren, Paulina. The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free. Dreilinger, Danielle. The Secret History … Continue reading Women’s History Month
Rockwall County Library is closed on March 2 in honor of Texas Independence Day. Texas Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836.
Digital Magazines are now available at Rockwall County Library. Ask how you can access CloudLibrary's newstand. cloudLibrary NewsStand Stay entertained and informed with the world’s largest catalogue of digital magazines … Continue reading Digital Magazines
by Bethany R. Spring can be a time of new beginnings! The Lunar New Year began on February 1st, the winter freeze that has kept many of us trapped at … Continue reading New Beginnings
The Library and other County offices are closing at 3pm Wed. 2/23/2022 and will remain closed Thur. 2/24/2022 due to weather conditions.
Look for these new books on U.S. Presidents: Baier, Bret. To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant. Ginsberg, Gary. First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our … Continue reading Happy President’s Day
Find early voting information provided by Rockwall County Elections Department. Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels How to registerWhere to voteWhat to bring https://www.rockwallvotes.com
Photo by Kristina Gain from Pexels The Rockwall County Library will be closed Saturday, February 19th; Sunday, February 20th; and Monday, February 21st in observance of Presidents' Day.
Have you read these Texas love stories yet? Bird, Sarah. Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen. Center, Katherine. What You Wish For. Dailey, Janet. Texas True. (Tylers of Texas). … Continue reading Texas Love Stories
Adams, Taylor. No Exit. (Hulu). Beukes, Lauren. The Shining Girls. (Apple TV+) Christie, Agatha. Death on the Nile. (20th Century). Dahl, Roald. Matilda. (Sony Pictures). Donaghue, Emma. The Wonder. (Netflix). … Continue reading Coming Soon to a Screen Near You
Every year Readers and User Services Association (RUSA) creates a list of notable books. Enjoy these notable books at Rockwall County Library. Adrenaline: Cosby, S.A. Razorblade Tears. Fantasy: Clark, P. … Continue reading RUSA Winners
Set in the Italian alps, Flowers Over the Inferno, is fast-paced and chilling. Tuti comes from that region and she brings the fictional town of Traveni, a picturesque village that … Continue reading Flowers Over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti [Book Review]
Look for these notable memoirs and biographies in the Rockwall County Library's adult and juvenile collections.
Enjoy these novels that feature Chinese myths and legends.
Some works that discuss data privacy: Adam, Levin. Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers. Aschoff, Nicole Marie. The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power, and Resistance. Karle, … Continue reading Data Privacy Week, January 24-28, 2020
Nebula-award winner and five time Hugo award winner, Michael Swanwick offers a startling collection of stories in Not Much Said The Cat. Though the man in "The Man in Grey" … Continue reading Not Much Said The Cat by Michael Swanwick [Book Review].
Is reading more one of your New Year's resolutions? Make reading your goal with Rockwall County Library's 2022 Reading Challenge. Librarians are excited to share the just-for-fun 2022 Reading Challenge. … Continue reading Introducing the 2022 Reading Challenge
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Read these guides if you need to organize your home.
Established in 1894, National Bird Day is a day to raise awareness about the protection of various species of birds.
What's your hobby? Enhance your skills or organize your workshop with these hobby related books. Boyle, Carmae. Make it Modern Macrame the Boho Chic Guide. Cornog, Phoebe. Wonder Walls: How … Continue reading January is National Hobby Month
Look for these Hugo award winning books at Rockwall County Library. Best Novel: Wells, Martha. Network Effect. Best Novella: Vo, Nghi. Empress of Salt and Fortune. Best series: Wells, Martha. … Continue reading Hugo Award Winners
by Chantal W. If you've always wanted to manage your personal finances better, these resources may help you get started. Everyone, from millennials to retirees, can benefit from careful financial … Continue reading January is Financial Wellness Month.
Kress skillfully interweaves scientific facts about DNA and the genetic bottleneck, that occurred 70,000 years ago, with fiction.
Celebrate "Mind Body Wellness" day by reading one of these books on the topic: Brackett, Marc A. Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions. Carter, Lewis. In Great Company: … Continue reading Mind Body Wellness Day is January 3
The Midnight Library is the perfect book to read in January.
by Bethany R. I’m often told that I use big words. That may be true, but as the daughter of a writer/editor and growing up in a family of bookworms, … Continue reading Power of Words
The Rockwall County Library will be closed December 23-25 for the Christmas holiday and December 31 and January 1st for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Today is the winter solstice and the annual celebration of short story day.
Ancowitz, Nancy. Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead. Finkle, Jane. The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up. Krannick, … Continue reading Resources for Job Seekers
Most of us like the convenience of shopping online. In 2020, over two billion people made digital purchases. Online retail grows higher each year but growth was particularly robust during … Continue reading Stay Safe Online
Need some rest and relaxation during the hectic holiday season? Participate in the De-Stress Fest at Rockwall County Library. When: December 15-18, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening and all afternoon on … Continue reading De-Stress Fest
To access the CloudLibrary service, go to yourcloudlibrary.com Login with location and library card # (no spaces). CloudLibrary apps available for android, Apple, or Kindle Fire. Titles can be read … Continue reading New CloudLibrary Service
Bibliotheca is coming soon to Rockwall County Library.
Costanza, Stephen. King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin. King of Ragtime profiles the legendary ragtime musician in a way that inspires the youngest readers. Hinrichs, Alexanra. The Traveling … Continue reading More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies
Redding, Anna Crowley. The Gravity Tree. Freeman, Anna Harber. Shaped By Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez. Leung, Julie. Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee. Nickel, Sandra. The Stuff Between The … Continue reading Best Picture Book Biographies
A searing novel by acclaimed novelist, Charlotte McConaghy, Migrations explores the topics that daunt humankind.
by Bethany R. Gratitude can be a difficult topic, as this past year has been difficult for a lot of us. Many of us realize that there is less around … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
Today, November 8, 2021, is National STEM Day. This series, STEM Projects in Minecraft, combines STEM learning and gaming. Keppeler, Jill. The Unofficial Guide to Crafting in Minecraft. Keppeler, Jill. … Continue reading National STEM Day
Dimaline, Cherie. Empire of Wild. (fiction) Erdrich, Louise. The Night Watchman.(fiction) Ford, Kelli Jo. Crooked Hallelujah. (fiction) Hobson, Brandon. The Removed. (fiction) Hogan, Linda. The Woman Who Watches Over the … Continue reading Native American Heritage Month
QUESTION: Does Mrs. Miller really count all the seeds in the pumpkin?ANSWER: Absolutely, YES!! And here’s how she does it: 1. First, she cuts the top off the pumpkin and … Continue reading London Is Our Pumpkin Seed Contest Winner!
After learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Caroline goes on a trip to London by herself. Even though the trip was supposed to be an anniversary trip with her … Continue reading The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner [Book Review].
Don't miss Natalie D. Richards' Five Total Strangers available through Overdrive's Big Library Read through November 15. Big Library Reads allows readers to connect by reading the same eBook or … Continue reading Overdrive’s Big Read
What is an apprenticeship? A chance to obtain paid, relevant work experience, obtain credentials, and jumpstart your career. Career seekers. Here's how to become an apprentice: https://www.apprenticeship.gov/career-seekers Where can career … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week is coming soon!
by Bethany R. As we near this time of year, it seems that everyone is catching hold of the “holiday season.” Towards the end of the year the weather turns cooler, the … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Media Literacy Week 2021 celebrates media literacy and the five components of media literacy. Media literacy encompasses the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act upon information found in … Continue reading Media Literacy Week
Have you seen the Netflix documentary, Fantastic Fungi? If so, maybe its awakened your interest in how these organisms and their mycelium provide connections among living things, especially trees. Some … Continue reading Fabulous Fungi
These books and sites will help you if you're making a career transition: Bolles, Richard. What Color is Your Parachute? 2020. Dowling, Daisy. Workparent: the Complete Guide to Succeeding on … Continue reading Career Transitions
Written for young readers, Alexander's All in a Drop details the many accomplishments of Van Leeuwenhoek in an immensely enjoyable way. Without the benefit of any scientific training, Van Leeuwenhoek … Continue reading All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander.
Caine, Danny. How to Resist Amazon and Why. Frenkel, Sheera. An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination. Grubb, Sam. How Cybersecurity Really Works. Moschovitis, Christos J.P. Privacy, Regulations, and … Continue reading Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 12, 2021 is Ada Lovelace Day! For Adults: Chiaverini, Jennifer. Enchantress of Numbers. (Fiction) Essinger, James. Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age. Seymour, … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day
Books on the subject of mental health and ADHD: Murthy, Vivek Hallegere. Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Perlmutter, Kenneth. Freedom From Family Dysfunction. … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
Blackwell, Juliet. The Lost Carousel of Provence. Briggs, Patricia. Blood Bound. Bryant, Chuck and Josh Clark. Stuff You Should Know. Fowler, Karen Joy. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Gerard, … Continue reading Staff Picks
NoveList calls The Book of Strange New Things "leisurely paced and lush." A husband and wife face huge challenges in this speculative novel. Hired by USIC, Peter is a Christian … Continue reading The Book of Strange New Things by
Use NewsBank to learn more about prominent Filipino Americans. https://bit.ly/3EW2OXv
Asimov, Isaac. Foundation. (Apple TV+) Duncan, Lois. I Know What You Did Last Summer (Amazon Prime) Gaiman, Neil. Anansi Boys. (Amazon Prime). Land, Stephanie. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and … Continue reading Upcoming book TV tie-ins & Films
National Podcast Day is September 30th. Unlike radio shows, podcasts can provide specific, specialized content. Podcasts can be listened to "on demand." Podcasts are easily produced and distributed via podcatchers. Listeners can subscribe via RSS feeds, notifying them when new episodes are available.
Going to State Fair offers plenty of opportunities to examine physical forces like gravity, friction and drag. This year there will be more than 70 rides in the Midway. If kids want to learn more about forces and motion after their ride, here are some selections at Rockwall County Library:
by Bethany R. Banned books! What does that really mean? This book was challenged by… Again, what exactly does that mean? I thought we lived in a free country. I thought … Continue reading Check out Banned Books!
by Chantal W. Day, Felicia. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity. Fallon, Alison. The Power of Writing It Down. Frances, Palmer. Life in the Studio: Inspirations and … Continue reading Jumpstart your creativity
by Chantal W. Look for personal finance books in E-Read Texas (available through Texshare.net). When you go to the landing page of Texshare. net, enter your library's name and password. … Continue reading E-Read Texas
Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15th. Try these outstanding works of fiction and non-fiction written by notable Hispanic writers. Alvarez, Julia. Afterlife. (F ALV) … Continue reading Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month
This week (September 13-September 17) is National Small Business Week. If you're a small business, you may want to contact the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce for their offerings. Rockwall … Continue reading National Small Business Week
Enjoy these books with your children for Grandparent's Day on September 12, 2021. Brown-Wood, JaNay. Grandma's Tiny House: a County Story!(2017). In this counting book, Grandma's family and friends join … Continue reading Grandparent’s Day
National Hispanic Heritage month is coming soon. Look for these juvenile and YA titles at Rockwall County Library. Cartaya, Pablo. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish (J F Car, eBook, eAudiobook) … Continue reading Hispanic Voices for Kids
Graff, Garrett. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History. (973.931 GRA) Gratz, Alan. Ground Zero. (J F GRA) Mafi, Tahereh. A Very Large Expanse of Sea. (YA F … Continue reading 9/11 Twenty Years Later
Barbira Freedman, Francoise. Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. Brennand, Tyrone. Be The Fittest: Your Ultimate 12-Week Guide to Training Smart. Bondy, Dianne. Yoga For Everyone: 50 Poses. Ferguson, Kyle. … Continue reading September is Yoga Awareness Month
September is Library Card Sign up Month. Sign up for a new library card or renew an existing one to enter a raffle for a prize. Enter yourself and your … Continue reading September is Library Card Sign up Month!
Amstutz, Natalie. Mammal Mania. Carson, Mary Kay. Wildlife Ranger: Action Guide. DK. The Science of Goo! From Saliva and Slima to Frogspawn and Fungus. Huddleston, Emma. Saving Polar Bears. Smith-Llera, … Continue reading More New Stem Titles for Kids
by Chantal W. This narrative switches back and forth from the point of view of Cady, a contemporary woman from San Francisco who finds herself drawn to Provence; Maelle, a … Continue reading The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell
September is Library Card Sign Up Month. If you're looking for a job, your library card can help you! At Rockwall County Library, use your card to use a public … Continue reading Job Searching?
For National Dog Day, we're posting photos of Rockwall County Library's Patriot Paws event. The Patriot Paw Demonstration was one of many summer reading events given at the library this … Continue reading Looking back
Books: De Leo, Anna. Mending and Alterations Made Simple. Fairbanks-Crichfield, Caroline. Crafty Little Things to Sew. Goldsmith, Becky. The Ultimate Thread Guide. Lubin, Clementine. A Beginner's Guide to Dyeing and … Continue reading September is National Sewing Month.
Bailey, Jacqui. Let's Investigate Materials. Backhouse, Frances. Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers. Butterfield, Moira. Look What I Found in the Woods. DK. Explanatorium of Science. Heinecke, Liz Lee. Chemistry … Continue reading New STEM Books for Kids.
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Benjamin, Melanie. The Children's Blizzard. Bentley, Don. Tom Clancy. Target Acquired. Berry, Flynn. Northern Spy. Karon, Jan. Somewhere Safe With Someone Good. Keefe, Patrick. Empire of Pain. Louis, Lia. Dear … Continue reading New Large Print Titles
Photo by Vadim Bocharov from Pexels Library cards empower you to learn your family's story. Access Ancestry Library Edition by using your library card at Rockwall County Library. Search census, … Continue reading Library Cards Empower You
July Staff Picks
Daisy is that girl for whom everything comes easily. She has natural beauty, vibrant vocals, and a gift for song writing. Even with all this going for her, she self-destructs … Continue reading Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Have you used NoveList yet? NoveList recommends these books (listed below) that are bittersweet and hopeful. You can find books on NoveList by "appeal" factors. For instance, find books that … Continue reading NoveList
Photo by Puwadon Sang-ngern from Pexels August is National Wellness Month. Here are some new titles that may help you achieve wellness. Brown, Blair Lauren. CBD: Self-Care Secrets to Hemp-Derived Wellness. De Laurentiis, … Continue reading National Wellness Month
https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer_olympics/ Designing safety helmets, fluid mechanics of swimming, and more in this nine part video series (2012 games). Baseball will be a sport in Tokyo's Summer Olympics. Here are some … Continue reading Science of the Summer Olympics
Did you know the first e-Book was created fifty years ago? Use your Rockwall County Library card to access Overdrive's collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, The Overdrive collection can be … Continue reading E-books
by Chantal W. According to the AASL (American Association of School Librarians), these are the best digital tools for teaching: Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning | American Association … Continue reading Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning
Though most people take butterflies for granted, Williams elevates the place of this tiny insect in the scientific community. She describes butterfly “addicts” and includes herself in the group. While … Continue reading Book Review: The Language of the Butterflies by Wendy Williams
For books on service dogs:Ascher-Walsh, Rebecca. Devoted: 38 Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs. (adult collection). Charleson, Susannah. Scent of the Missing. (adult collection). Charleson, Susannah. Possibility Dogs. … Continue reading Coming Soon! PatriotPaws Demo
If you're looking to reskill or upskill after the pandemic, ask how to use LearningExpress at Rockwall County Library. Learning Express Library offers many benefits to students and job seekers. … Continue reading Career information
What can you do for Plastic Free July? Join the challenge:https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/take-the-challenge/ Read these titles about sustainable living at Rockwall County Library: Cameron, Lily. Simply Sustainable: Moving Toward Plastic-Free, Low Waste … Continue reading Plastic Free July
If you didn't have a chance to join us at the July 6 teen event @ Rockwall County Library, why not read one of these exciting books on chemistry? Brown, … Continue reading A&M Chemistry Road Show
Like most of St. James's novels, The Sun Down Motel invokes the supernatural. Strange events have been occurring at the Sun Down Motel since the eighties Carly, who just lost … Continue reading Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James.
Everyone should read this true account of Eva Mozes Kor—how she and her twin survived deadly experiments in Auschwitz. Though this memoir is written for young adults, people of all … Continue reading Book Review: Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor.
Rockwall County Library will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in celebration of Independence Day. Enjoy these recipes from NewsBank for your festive occasion: http://ow.ly/xeYh50FaMnK
July is World Watercolor Month. Try these books if you want to create outstanding watercolors, especially florals. Ask how to access digital magazines available through Libbyapp.com. Artists Magazine, PleinAir Magazine, … Continue reading World Watercolor Month
Years after a horrific crime, Tessie, the only survivor in the "Black-eyed Susan" murders steps forward. She is beginning to doubt that the right person has been convicted for the … Continue reading Book Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin.
Come create a vase with us! There's still time to sign up for a spot in the stained glass vase program on June 29, 2021 at Rockwall County Library. Stained … Continue reading Stained glass vase program
Overdrive has a marvelous big read this month. The "Big Library Read" allows users to download an online book and discuss it via their platform. This summer's "Big Library Read": … Continue reading The Big Library Read
https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week What can you do for Pollinator Week? Many schools and organizations start a pollinator garden, https://www.saveourmonarchs.org/pollinator-garden-program.html Learn about pollinators by checking out these books from the Rockwall County Library. … Continue reading Pollinator Week
Tuesday June 29: Stained Glass Mosaic VasesCreate a stained glass mosaic vase from 6-8pm foryour summer flowers. Class will be taught byrenowned artist, Barbara Dybala(www.barbaradybala.com). Space is limited. Free. All … Continue reading Come make a Stained Glass Mosaic Vase!
Even if you’ve read this classic novel of mystery and suspense before, by re-reading it you will find new facets and nuances to admire. Ten people come to an island … Continue reading Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Historical comics, biographical comics, or science comics provide information in an appealing way. Pictured above, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Freiheit: The White Rose Graphic Novel by Andrea … Continue reading July is Graphic Novels In Libraries Month
Starting a book club this summer? Try NoveList's Book Club Resources from the Quick Links tab to find resources. Find book discussion guides with "conversation guides," "reading notes," and "suggested … Continue reading Book Club Resources
Two women, one of whom is just sixteen, form an unlikely bond as they try to understand why numerous women have disappeared in Atlantic City. Ava, who goes by Clara … Continue reading Book Review: Please See Us by by Caitlin Mullen
One of the options for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge is to choose a "staff pick." Here are some books highly recommended by library staff.
2021 Summer Reading Activities Learn about the 2021 reading challenge, crafts, movies, and events. Participants 18+ (for the adult club) can complete multiple reading challenge forms. Online Registration Form Register … Continue reading Adult Summer Reading — Tails and Tales
Rockwall County Library has three summer reading programs--one for youth, teens, and adults. June 7th--August 7th. Win prizes and have fun! Photo by Oliver Sjöström from Pexels
In a novel that's sweetness served up with a side of realism, Walsh explores a small town's inhabitants desire to live the best version of themselves. When a simply plywood … Continue reading Book Review: The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh
Do you know about Goodreads.com? Its a great way to create an electronic list of your favorite books, write reviews, and swap messages with fellow bibliophiles? They also have great … Continue reading Coming Soon–Summer.
June is an Audiobook month. No matter which format they come in, audiobooks are great for road trips. Audiobooks are an entertaining way to catch up on great reads. Audiobooks … Continue reading June is Audiobook Month
Stop in and see the teen mural in the Young adult area that was completed in 2019 under the direction of librarian Stephanie Milberger and artist and RISD educator, Jim … Continue reading Teen Mural
Did you know that each year the Mystery Writers of America nominate and award the best works of mystery writing? This year's Edgar for best novel goes to Deepa Anappara … Continue reading The Edgar Award Winners
Children's Book Week is May 3-9, 2021. This year's poster was illustrated by Bryan Collier who illustrated Trombone Shorty and Dave the Potter. Here are a selection of children's biographies … Continue reading Reading is a Superpower
Brina, Elizabeth Miki. Speak, Okinawa: a Memoir. Brina struggles to understand her parents and her unique heritage. Brina is a Japanese-American writer who currently lives and teaches in New Orleans. … Continue reading May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Enjoy these Star Wars themed titles! Carson, Rae. The Rise of Skywalker. In a novelization of the 2019 film, Carson includes expanded scenes and additional content. Dickinson, Seth. From A … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You!
For car repairs, you can find books on the shelves and searchable information on Gale's Chilton Library on Texshare. If you have a Rockwall County Library card, ask a librarian … Continue reading Car Repairs?
If you are enjoying Netflix's adaptation of Shadow and Bone, you may enjoy these other fantasy series: Aveyard, Victoria. Red Queen. (Red Queen series) Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. (Graceling Realm series). … Continue reading Shadow and Bone Readalikes
Sustainability Reference Center is available on Texhshare.net If you need articles about recycling, renewable energy, conservation, you may want to use Texshare.net and Ebscohost's Sustainability Reference Center. Another great resource … Continue reading Earth Day Databases
Celebrate Earth Day with these reads! Bratskeir, Kate. A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping (2020). Brockovich, Erin. Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis (2020). The Best American Science … Continue reading Earth Day Reads
Bankert, Adrienne. Your Hidden Superpower. Bankert believes in living "authentically and wholeheartedly" with kindess. If you live this way, Bankert believes, you're unstoppable. Being kind changes everything, including cut-throat attitudes … Continue reading What’s your favorite business/career book?
Use Data Axle's Business Solutions with your Rockwall County Library Card from home or in the library. To access Data Axle remotely go to the Rockwall County Library website, https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/library … Continue reading Business/Career–Using Data Axle’s Reference Solutions
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels CareerOneStop Business Center Find local job centers. Use CareerOneStop for career exploration, training, jobs, unemployment insurance. CareerOneStop Employment Recovery Need a job right away? Information on remote … Continue reading COVID 19 Resources for Job seekers and Employers
These books can increase you understanding of autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder, that affects 1 in every 54 children. Donahue, Karen. Right From the Start: A Practical Guide. Dundon, Raelene. The … Continue reading Autism Awareness Month
Angelo, Megan. Followers. Clarke, Susanna. Piranesi. Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter. Gonzales, Manuel. The Regional Office is Under Attack. Johnson, Micaiah. The Space Between Worlds. Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84. Palmer, Dexter. Version … Continue reading For Fans of Wanda Vision
One of this year's most discussed business books is Reed Hastings' No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Instead of rules, Hastings believes in building an organization out … Continue reading No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture by Reed Hastings
Wonderbooks are a new format for us at Rockwall County Library. Wonderbooks are audio-enabled books--preloaded audiobooks player permanently attached to an easy picture book. Adult can check out Wonderbooks and … Continue reading Wonderbooks