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 improved upon Robert Hooke's invention--the microscope. Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe living bacteria and protozoa. While Hooke and other scientists suspected a hoax, … Continue reading All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander.
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 everyone had freedom of choice. If these truths still hold evident, then why are books still being banned in the USA in the 21st century? What … Continue reading Check out Banned Books!
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 school librarian for a chance to earn a gift card and a book bag of free books from our book alcove.
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.
Eleanor is a tour de force; At its heart is a brave fourteen-year-old girl who wants to change her family's tragic trajectory. Her grandmother, also named Eleanor, was deeply unhappy. Her unhappiness spread to her daughter and grandchildren.What makes the work different is that its a ghost story unlike any other. After reading about the … Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor by Jason Gurley
Though she is an expert who has trained many raptors, MacDonald feels compelled to train a goshawk after her father's death. Known to be the most difficult of all to train, the goshawk is a suitable challenge that allows her to grieve and escape from the world. MacDonald's father, a photojournalist, viewed the world through his camera lens. He taught Helen … Continue reading Book Review: H is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald
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 is GreenFILE, a free research database that draws connections between the environment and other disciplines, e.g. education, law, health, and technology. To access GreenFILE, go … Continue reading Earth Day Databases
Staff Picks for JanuaryEach month you will find staff picks on a display near the circulation desk.Ruff, Matt. Bad Monkeys.McNamara, Michelle. I'll Be Gone in the Dark. Reid, Taylor Jenkins. Daisy Jones and the Six. Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron. Richardson, Kim. Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Wells, Martha. All Systems Red.Forstchen, William. One Second After.Honeyman, Gail. … Continue reading Staff Picks
Apprenticeship is a valuable career option for many young people. It is an opportunity to get training, paid work experience, classroom instruction, and credentials. Apprenticeships can be found in many industries and can lead to high paying jobs. Here are some titles at Rockwall County Library that may be useful for some of the apprenticeships: Au, … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week
Overdrive has many digital writing books to choose from. In our print collection, here are few noteworthy titles: Freedman, Marni. Permission to Roar. Master Writing Coach and playwright, Marni Freedman gives readers, and women in particular, inspiration to write their book. Marie, Jorjeanna. Improv for Writers: 10 Secrets to Help Novelists and Screenwriters Bypass Writer's Block. Award-winning … Continue reading November is National Novel Writing Month.