Book Review: H is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald

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

Earth Day Databases

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

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

November is National Novel Writing Month.

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.

COVID-19 resources for the business community

Where to find information: Rockwall Economic Development COVID Resource guide:https://rockwalledc.com/covid-19-resource-guide/ Rockwall Chamber of Commerce:https://rockwallchamber.org/ CARES act, Coronavirus emergency loans: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf FAQs for employers:https://www.twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-employers Shared Work as alternative to layoffs:https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work U.S. Chamber of Commerce information:https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus U.S. Chamber Disaster Help:https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/disaster-help-desk-business Corona virus small business guide:https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus Unemployment benefits: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services CDC Interim Guide for businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html