Engineering Week

Celebrate Engineering Week (February 21-27, 2021) by reading one of these titles that discuss engineering. The purpose of Engineering week is to call attention to the contributions engineers make. This year's theme is "Imagining Tomorrow." Ceceri, Kathy. Bots! Robotics Engineering. (Juvenile collection). Hawkins, Carole. STEAM jobs in Internet Technology. (Juvenile collection). Kenney, Karen. Folding Tech: … Continue reading Engineering Week

Best Books of 2020

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Are you looking for a good book? Here are some "best" book of the year lists for 2020. BookList Reader--https://www.booklistreader.com/2021/01/07/book-lists/ Book Riot--https://bookriot.com/best-books-of-2020/ GoodReads Choice Awards--https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2020 Literary Hub--https://lithub.com/the-ultimate-best-books-of-2020-list/ NPR--https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=covers&year=2020 You can also find great choices by visiting NoveList, a Rockwall County Library database. To use NoveList, go to http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/library choose "Resources" and "Databases & … Continue reading Best Books of 2020

NewsBank

Did you know? Your Rockwall County library card gives you access to NewsBank that gives you access to news stories. Newsbank offers: credibilitydepth/breadthuniquenessdiversityversatility In addition to local news stories available in collections like "Dallas Metro Collection," "Dallas Morning News," and "Rockwall County Herald Banner," readers can find national and international news stories. Find current new … Continue reading NewsBank

Perseverance, February 2021

Illustration of Perseverance On February 18, NASA's Perseverance will complete its journey and touchdown on Mars. The landing will be a challenge. If all goes well, the Perseverance will land in Jezero crater that scientists believe was once filled with water. Perseverance is the most sophisticated rover ever sent to Mars. Perseverance will look for … Continue reading Perseverance, February 2021

Texas Great Reads

Butterfly Yellow: A Novel by Thanhha Lai This year the Texas Center for the Book chose Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai as a "Texas Great Read." Access to this book is available through January 16, 2020. Read the book by visiting this site, https://www.tsl.texas.gov/greatreadtexas Butterfly Yellow has won four major literary prizes: Cooperative Children's Book … Continue reading Texas Great Reads

Cold weather? Time to snuggle in with a good book!

In 2018, theaters will be flooded with movie adaptations of many books you'll find here at the Rockwall County Library, so take advantage of the cold weather and snuggle in with one of these before they premiere: The Death Cure - James Dashner (Click the above link for the movie trailer.) Release Date: January 26 … Continue reading Cold weather? Time to snuggle in with a good book!

Saturday, August 5th: Last Day to Submit Reading Logs!

Are you sitting on a pile of reading logs? Been on vacation and forgot to turn in your beach reading time? Bring in your reading logs and grab your prizes before they're gone. The last day to submit reading logs (all ages, plus Summer of Numbers logs) is Saturday, August 5th. So bring them and … Continue reading Saturday, August 5th: Last Day to Submit Reading Logs!