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, including me. A little over three years ago I lost someone very dear to me to suicide. At the time, I felt like my world … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
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 the worst and bleakest time in American history, the dust bowl years. Even though Elsa loses everything she owns twice and her husband, Rafe, leaves … Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
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 only minor infractions yet they are still sent. Hirahara, Naomi. Clark and Division. Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark award and Lefty for Best Historical … 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 June 2, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Register here: https://forms.gle/9yyiSB6MCi1HEv7R9 If you need more ideas on how to declutter, look for these titles: Davidson, Jeffrey. Simpler … Continue reading Learn the KonMari Method with Us!
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 Yourself. Drummond, Ree. Frontier Follies: Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood. Falter, Suzanne. The Extremely Busy Woman's Guide To Self-Care. Taylor-Kabbaz, Amy. Mama Rising: Discovering the … Continue reading Mother’s Day
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. Amen, Daniel. You, Happier: The Seven Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good. Bock, Kenneth. Brain Inflamed: Uncovering the Hidden Causes of Anxiety. Brewer, Judson. Unwinding Anxiety: … 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). Ozeki, Ruth. A Tale for the Time Being. (Adult collection) Ozeki, Ruth. The Book of Form and Emptiness. (Large print collection) Qu, Anna. Made in … 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 45th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise premiere. Learn more by visiting Newsbank, one of Rockwall County Library's databases. To access Newsbank: http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/library Resources Databases … 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 Bone Code. (Adult Collection) Non-Fiction: Isaacson, Walter. The Code Breaker. (Adult Collection). Markel, Howard. The Secret of Life: Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick. (Adult … Continue reading National DNA Day