Set in New York, My Name is Lucy Barton, is a psychological portrait of a woman who has survived a terrible upbringing of cruelty and poverty. At the start of the novel, Lucy, who is temporarily hospitalized, received visits from her mother. Lucy is grateful for the visits and grateful for the doctor who seems to genuinely … Continue reading Book Review: My Name is Lucy Barton
Shadow and Bone, Daisy Jones and the Six, Conversation with Friends are forthcoming television series. French Exit, Nightingale, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Cherry are upcoming feature films. Blonde will be adapted as a Netflix movie. Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone. DeWitt, Patrick. French Exit. Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale. Koryta, Michael. Those Who Wish Me … Continue reading Books to Screen: What will you read or watch next?
Hearing books read aloud, whether fiction or non-fiction, offers many advantages. Educators believe it piques interest as well as builds connections between the spoken and written word. Reading books aloud also promotes bonding, vocabulary development, and listening skills. Bauer, Caroline. Presenting Reader's Theater: Plays and Poems to Read Aloud. Find The Artful Read-Aloud on Overdrive. … Continue reading March is Read Aloud Month
February 22-26, 2021 A fantastic way to save, if its within your budget, is to save automatically. Ask your bank to put a set amount from your paycheck to a savings or investment account. For instance, you could ask you bank to deposit 95% of your pay into a checking account and 5% into a … Continue reading America Saves Week, Feb. 2021
Look for these juvenile biographies of exceptional black Americans in the children's department of Rockwall County Library. Bridges, Ruby. This is Your Time. Harrison, Vashti. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. Parson, Karyn. Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight. Patrick, Denis Lewis. Lewis Latimer: The Man Behind a Better Light Bulb. Russell-Brown, … Continue reading February is Black History Month
For many, it has been a calamitous year. If you want to start over, here are some new books that can help you get healthy, organized, financially fit or whatever your goal may be. Allen, Jennie. Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts. Jennie Allen. Get Out of Your Head. Gaines, … Continue reading A Brand New You
Swing Kids, directed by Thomas Carter. Friends Peter(Robert Sean Leonard) and Thomas(Christian Bale) become bitter enemies in this historical drama set in Germany on the brink of World War II. The friends disagreement is a microcosm of the larger turmoil. Thomas who was once a misfit and a "swing kid," begins to accept Nazi propaganda … Continue reading Swing Kids (DVD)
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.
A Jewish mother, Hanni, makes a sacrifice so her daughter may live. She, with the help of a rabbi's daughter, brings to life a golem, Ava. This is no ordinary golem in many respects; she is female, she speaks, and she has some feelings. Golems, which are born without a heart or soul, are not … Continue reading Book Review: The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman