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
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
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
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
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
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!
Join us to paint rocks with positive messages or fun pictures to later hide and brighten someone else's day. We'll provide the materials; all we need is you! Jennifer Dotson of the Facebook group "Rockwall Rocks" will answer all of your rock painting-related questions. She was recently featured in the July edition of Blue Ribbon … Continue reading Kindness Rocks!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the … Continue reading Eclipse Across America 2017
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!
Over Spring Break, the Perot TECH Truck made a pit stop at the library, and a few lucky teens had the chance to learn to make some 3D projects. They each created some independent works, plus a personalized keychain.