Read these for World Photography Day, August 19. Addario, Lyndsey. It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War. (Adult collection). Marcus, Leonard S. Mr. Lincoln Sits For … Continue reading World Photography Day
Little Eve is Catriona Ward's terrifying second novel. The setting is a remote Scottish island--Altnaharra--where a terrible incident has taken place. Jaime McRaith stumbles upon bodies laid out ritualistically in … Continue reading Little Eve by Catriona Ward.
Clarke, Ginjer. Animal Allies: Creatures Working Together. An introduction to animals that have a symbiotic relationship. Clendenan, Megan. Cities: How Humans Live Together. Clendenan covers numerous topics related to urban … Continue reading Great STEM books for Kids
The E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection, available to cardholders through Texshare.net, includes popular non-fiction for adults. Find "Texas History," travel, cooking and many other topics. Digital fiction books, for adults and … Continue reading E-Reads Texas
2023 Eisner award winners:Beaton, Kate. Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands. (ComicsPlus). Gaiman, Neil. Chivalry. (Young adult collection). Miyazaki, Hayao. Shuna's Journey. (Young adult collection). Ortega, Claribel. Frizzy. (Juvenile … Continue reading Award Winning Graphic Novels
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We're bridging the digital divide. If you need to upgrade or refresh your job skills, consider taking one of these classes offered on Thursday evenings.
In conjunction with Rockwall County's extension office, the youth department will soon be welcoming an incubator of chicken eggs. The incubator well be on view at scheduled times. Enjoy these … Continue reading Eggs are coming!
Review by Mary K. Fans of Australian author, Kate Morton, will not be disappointed in her latest novel, Homecoming, in which nothing is what it seems. On a scorching … Continue reading Homecoming by Kate Morton.
According to Statista.com, 44 percent of workers reported that they were telecommuting in April 2020. Frieda Wiley, an author and CEO, will share her personal experiences with telecommuting and its psychological side effects and stigmas. She will explain how to thrive in this type of environment.
This story about outlaws living in a remote part of England (Yorkshire) feels timeless. The name Elmet refers to a region that was in existence during the Middle ages. The … Continue reading Elmet by Fiona Mozley
On July 25, 6-8 PM we will be discussing “Excel for Beginners” by Kevin Stratvert, an instructor and presenter on Gale Present’s Udemy in the tech lab, Rockwall County Library. … Continue reading Excel For Beginners
Herken, Gregg. Brotherhood Of The Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Divided Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller. (Adult collection). Monk, Ray. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the … Continue reading The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
If you're a student entering college for the first time in the Fall or even a high school student who wants greater academic success, consider using these tools. Consider reading … Continue reading Academic success
Chilton Library gives you access to the repair information from thousands of popular vehicles from the last thirty years.
Jackson, Tom. Chess. (Juvenile collection). Marsh, Sean. Batsford's Chess Bible. (Adult collection). Tremain, Jon. Chess For Beginners. (Juvenile collection).
Join us today in the large meeting room of Rockwall County Library, July 15, 2023, Saturday, 1:30-3:00 PM.
Contreras's memoir is one woman's reckoning with her family's turbulent past and how it intersects with her country's colonial legacy. Ingrid is almost a clone of her mother. As it … Continue reading The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Contreras Rojas
What your favorite piece of writing advice?“Write what you know” is terrible writing advice, but “write your obsessions” is good advice.--Paul Tremblay. Get writing advice from Parris Afton Bonds, author … Continue reading Writing Program on July 15
If you enjoyed the Balinese shadow puppets presentation with Sari, you may enjoy these books. Winters, C. E. Cut! How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation. Reiniger … Continue reading Shadow Puppets
Rockwall County Library held a Gale Presents: Udemy overview on June 27, 2023. Photo by Arlington Research on Unsplash Many participants were interested in office productivity classes. Office productivity classes … Continue reading Gain workplace skills
If you can't make our July 27th program, you can still learn about bees, see Kim Lehman's book, Beekeeper's Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities. Websites: https://www.sciencefriday.com/spotlights/bee-business/
Join us this Saturday. This is a free event at Rockwall County Library. The lecture includes tips and tools to begin your own journal and a chance to view the … Continue reading Don’t forget…
Arthur, Carson. Vegetables, Chickens & Bees: An Honest Guide. England, Angela. Backyard Farming On an Acre. Martin, Dan. Breaking The Grid: How to Buy Nothing, Make Everything. Webb, Leah. The … Continue reading Backyard Farming and Homesteading
Rockwall County Library will host NY Times bestselling Romance author, Parris Afton Bonds, on July 15, 2023 @ 1:30 PM. In this semi-autobiographical book, Answering the Call, Parris' literary creation … Continue reading Life is an Adventure
This wonderful historical novel dramatizes the struggles of real life historical figures, Dr. Korczak and Irena Sendler, who worked to help the orphans of the Warsaw ghetto. In an attempt … Continue reading The Teacher of Warsaw by Mario Escobar
Remember that Audiobooks--both compact discs and digital audiobooks--count as books on Adult Summer Reading logs. Audie Winners are audiobooks that have narrators who presentation stands out. Look for these 2023 … Continue reading Audiobook Appreciation Month
Monaghan, Anne. Same Time Next Summer. Do you ever get over your first crush? Same Time Next Summer was named a "best summer book" by many news outlets and is … Continue reading June LibraryReads
Birbiglia, Mike. The New One: Painfully True Stories From a Reluctant Dad. Cohen, Andy. The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up. Kerz, Joe. The Big Book of Dad Jokes. … Continue reading Get Ready for Father’s Day
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies … Continue reading Be The Change You Want To See
Read these new books for World Oceans Day: Flannery, Tim F. Deep Dive into Deep Sea. (Juvenile collection, ebook). Sanchez, Anita. The Forest in the Sea. (Juvenile collection). Seluk, Nick. … Continue reading World Oceans Day
Are you concerned about the wildfires in Canada and the smoke they are causing? Here are some resources that give more information about wildfires: Bittle, Jake. The Great Displacement: Climate … Continue reading Wildfires
Books where "sticking together, finding community, and family relationships take center stage" are perfect for this year's summer reading theme--All Together Now.
Last weekend, I visited the impressive Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. What a fabulous gem right in our own backyard. If you go on Sunday at 2PM, there's a … Continue reading Things to do this Summer
Summer Reading Programs start Monday, June 5. Programming and events for all age groups. Ask about "All Together Now" Summer Reading program at Rockwall County Library. Sign up to participate … Continue reading Summer Reading Programs
Rolle, Sojourner Kincaid. Free At Last: A Juneteenth Poem. This picture book soulfully illustrates Rolles' 2004 poem. Willis, Deborah. Envisioning Emancipation. Envisioning Emancipation contains one hundred fifty photographs and commentary … Continue reading Juneteenth: Learn More About It.
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Just because its summer, that doesn't mean you have to stop learning. “The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or … Continue reading Never Stop Learning
Are you eager to learn digital skills like data analysis or AI-related skills? Gale Presents: Udemy (Texshare) offers nearly 20,000 online videocourses in many categories including business, tech, and personal … Continue reading Learn digital skills with Udemy
Rockwall County Library participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Learn more about CSLP summer reading clubs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZFlGxngQro
Today (May 19) is endangered species day. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Most of time when we think about endangered species, endangered animals come … Continue reading Endangered Species Day
From the Listen List of Reference and User Services Association(RUSA): Quinn, Kate. The Diamond Eye. Read by Saskia Maarleveld. "Masterful accents" (Booklist).
"All Together Now" is the theme for CSLP. Teaching Books has put together some fabulous lists for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Great Reads for Children CSLP (Collaborative … Continue reading Coming Soon! Summer Reading!
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” Quindlen, Anna. How Reading Changed My Life.
Each summer the Horror Writer's Association produces a Summer Scares Reading List. This year Daniel Kraus, New York Times bestselling author is spokesperson has this to say about public libraries: … Continue reading Summer Scares
Enjoy these new non-fiction books for Mother's Day. Asher, Zain E. Where The Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved The Unimaginable. Eusanio, Emily. A Simpler Motherhood: Curating Contentment, Savoring … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Rockwall County Library visitors enjoy puzzles. Visitors flock a Sudoku board and puzzle station on the 2nd floor. That's why we know you'll enjoy our puzzle exchange on Saturday, May … Continue reading Puzzle Exchange
Did you know you can search NoveList for books by genre, themes, or appeal? Look at "quick links" for book club resources. Find books that have been made into movies … Continue reading Recommended reads for this summer
In some ways, the world has never felt more divided. These books at Rockwall County Library promote a way to connect and heal. For further resources take a look at … Continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Review by Chantal The House in the Pines is a chilling novel that demonstrates the dangers of psychological manipulation. Alternating between the present and the past, this novel introduces us … Continue reading The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
May is the perfect time to start an exercise program. Not only is May "Physical Fitness and Sports Month," its also a time when outdoor temperatures are ideal for outdoor … Continue reading Let’s Get Physical
Download the free Library Pass app. Choose “Rockwall County Library TX - Childrens Library”. Use "comics" as both the Login and Password (case-sensitive). Adults interested in accessing the full ComicsPlus … Continue reading Comics online
Books by Asian and Asian Americans. Basu Chakrabarti, Priyadarshini. Honey Bee: A First Guide to the World's Favorite Pollinating Insect. (Juvenile collection). Chin, Jason. The Universe in You (Juvenile collection). … Continue reading May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Join us for a Galactic good time, Tuesday May 4, 2023 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Children's crafts and activities and an adult craft.
National Small Business Week is April 30-May 6 2023. According to Statista, the top challenges for today's small business are inflation, quality of labor, taxes, and cost of labor. These … Continue reading Celebrate National Small Business Week
The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li is the 2023 PEN/Faulkner award winner. Visit the PEN/Faulkner longlist for the 2023 awards for more outstanding titles.
Are you starting a book club? If you need to choose a title or find discussion questions, these websites are good places to start. Bookbrowse Reading Guides: Reading Guides for … Continue reading Starting a book club?
The number of children and young adults diagnosed with autism is rising. While most books are concerned with parenting children who have this condition, look for those that offer the … Continue reading Autism Awareness
In the 4th installment of the Saxon Tales, Uhtred continues to serve as King Alfred's oath man and continues to demonstrate his military prowess. Alfred commands Uhtred to recapture London … Continue reading Sword Song: the Battle for London by Bernard Cornwell.
If you need help selecting titles, look for genre-related brochures in front of the reference desk.
If you need a good book suggestion, ask for a LibraryReads book. LibraryReads are the top ten books recommended by librarians for the month. These are the books library staff … Continue reading LibraryReads
Berners-Lee, Mike. The Carbon Footprint of Everything. (Adult collection). Crawford, James. The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World. (Adult collection). Finlay, Madeleine. Beetles For Breakfast. … Continue reading Earth Day Books to Read
Did you know studies show that, on average, workers change jobs 12 times in their lifetime?* That’s why it’s important to stay competitive. But how do you learn new technologies … Continue reading Career Readiness
Sign up for this Family budgeting webinar that will take place on April 17 at 1:00 PM or read about family budgeting at Rockwall County Library: Aliche, Tiffany. Get Good … Continue reading Money Smart Week: Family Budgeting
Zevin's novel is the story of two friends and gamers who collaborate on a videogame that becomes wildly popular. The success of their game, however, complicates and erodes their friendship.
Read online magazines about healthy living by going to cloudLibrary NewStand. https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com
Want to learn about black-legged poison dart frogs? Want to learn about how the Waxy Monkey Frog adapt to high temperatures? These and many other facts about frogs can be … Continue reading National Frog Month
If you enjoy building, join us for our April Lego builders activity for kids and families. See the kids activity calendar for more details. Andersen, Jen. The LEGO Story: How … Continue reading Lego Builders
Check out these novels that have film ad television series adaptations. Which novel should become dramatized next? Alderman, Naomi. The Power. (Amazon Prime). Backman, Frederik. A Man Called Ove. (Nordisk … Continue reading Books to Film
Rockwall County Library offers Gale OneFile collections to connect you to trusted content from leading magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals. They’re easy to access, and with integrated tools, you can … Continue reading GaleOneFile
Premium artices from magazines, journals, newspapers, and other authoritative sources.
Tolkien Reading Day is Saturday, March 25, 2023. Look for these Tolkien titles that come in many formats. To see the complete list of titles and formats available, please go … Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day
For a great introduction to an unsung hero, read Fiona Robinson's The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs. Like Mary Anning and many other female … Continue reading Fiona Robinson’s The Bluest of Blues[Book Review]
Dunlap, Julie. I Begin With Spring. (Juvenile collection) Ferraro-Fanning, Angela. A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom. (Juvenile collection) Hirschmann, Kris. Forest Club. Spring. (Juvenile collection) MacMullan, Kate. Happy … Continue reading First Day of Spring
Many popular titles are available on Comics Plus Powered by LibraryPass. https://library.librarypass.com
If you're curious about your ancestry, why not join us for a FamilySearch class? https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094daca823a6fe3-family4#/
Branagh, Kenneth. Belfast [DVD]. Connolly, Sean. On Every Tide: The Making and Remaking of the Irish World. Deibel, Jennifer. The Lady of Galway Manor. Donoghue, Emma. Haven. MacLaverty, Bernard. Blank … Continue reading Irish Stories: Fiction and Non-Fiction
In Wanderers an unknown pathogen wreaks havoc across the United States. The virus makes a zoonotic jump from bats to humans resulting in a pandemic, civil unrest, and pandemonium.
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash AARP Tax aide counselors will be available at Rockwall County Library on March 11 and April 1, 2023.Call 469-609-0903 and leave a voicemail to … Continue reading Become Tax Savvy
Selections from Rockwall County Library's 2022 Mini Art Show Rockwall County is fortunate to have numerous talented young artists. Celebrate Youth Art Month and check out one of these new … Continue reading Young Artists
Learn how to make your own crafts. March is a great time to learn a new technique, begin a new project, or finish one you've already started.
One of Rockwall County Library's databases, Novelist, has a way to search for books that are exactly what you're in the mood to read. NoveList is a database that provides subject … Continue reading What are you in the mood for?
Small Businesses often want to be listed on Google but don't know the ins and outs. If you want tips and techniques, register for the online webinar below:
The theme for this year's Women's History month is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." Women who have been active in all types of media e.g. print, radio, film. Adario, … Continue reading Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
Thank you to Deputy Allen and Deputy Esquivel for the program on gun safety on February 23 at Rockwall County Library. Deputies Allen and Esquivel gave tips on how to … Continue reading Gun Safety
Find the latest books on engineering at Rockwall County Library: Adams, William. Clockwork Venus Rover. (Juvenile collection). Adams, William. Second-Skin Space Suit. (Juvenile collection). Adams, William. Solar-Surfing Space Probes. (Juvenile … Continue reading Engineering Week, Feb 19-25, 2023
Don't miss this complex, thrilling tale set in Orvieto, a hill town in Umbria, Italy. This new novel by Rachel Hawkins has many gothic elements, a suitable setting for the … Continue reading The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
The February Explorers Club read the book, Someone Builds a Dream, by Lisa Wheeler. Afterwards, they worked together to build towers with toothpicks and marshmallows. Other books about structural engineering: … Continue reading Explorer’s Club
Help little learners achieve kindergarten readiness with Miss Humblebee's Academy through Texshare. Ask a librarian or someone at a service desk how to access Miss Humblee's Academy through Texshare. Gale … Continue reading Daycares, PreK teachers, and Parents
What are Launchpads? Emotions of Mine Launchpad: Lifeskills, 3+ With a Rockwall County Library card, you can now checkout 1 Launchpad per household. Launchpads are tablets with pre-loaded software that … Continue reading New format: Launchpads
Vision Impairment can range from low vision to legal blindness to complete blindness. Some conditions that cause vision impairment include cancer, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and … Continue reading February is Low Vision Awareness Month
Romance comes in many different flavors or categories e.g. historical or contemporary. Some romance fit neatly into subcategories e.g. paranormal romance, romantic comedies, or romantic suspense and some defy boundaries. … Continue reading Perfect for Valentine’s Day
Take a look at these new titles on inventors for National Inventor's Day. Aguilar, David. Piece by Piece: How I Built My Life. (Juvenile collection). Burns, Ken. Benjamin Franklin [DVD]. … Continue reading Inventor’s Day
Rockwall County Library has databases, books, and digital magazines for business startups. Gale Presents: Udemy Nearly 20,000 online video courses are available to you through Gale Presents: Udemy available on … Continue reading Entrepreneurship
Maybe you want to learn how a balloon disrupted talks between the U.S. and China? Gale has a great database for finding information about topics like these. Gale databases are … Continue reading Do you want to learn more about the military and intelligence?
In the third novel of the Saxon series, Uhtred continues to use his extreme cunning against Kjartan and his men in the North.
After her mother dies, Katy goes on a trip to Positano to grieve. She has tickets for two because originally Katy and her mother planned on taking the trip together. … Continue reading One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle.
Alexander, Poppy. The Littlest Library. Benedict, Marie. The Personal Librarian. Charles, Janet Skeslien. The Paris Library. Cogman, Genevieve. The Untold Story. (Invisible Library series) Gentill, Sulari. The Woman in the … Continue reading Library Lovers Month
New biographies in the juvenile and adult collections about notable African Americans.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum https://shorturl.at/nPQW1
Rockwall County Library's "Grow with Google" partnership allows us to bring you this webinar led by Maria Elena Duron. Online Webinar. February 8, 2-3PM. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdeivrjIsHdV1n74NG8d-Ult2ASeqqcwJ
Rockwall County Library has Gale products, available through Texshare. Nearly 20,000 Online Video Courses The top-rated courses offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ … Continue reading Gale products
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Block, Jennifer. Everything Below the Waist: Why Healthcare Needs a Feminist Revolution. (Adult collection) Cancer Sourcebook for Women. (Adult collection) Salem. Women's Health. (Reference … Continue reading Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Elizabeth Zott's parents are frauds. Elizabeth and her scientific pursuits, however, is the real deal. She faces an uphill battle because the scientific community does not welcome women in the … Continue reading Lessons in Chemistry
Backman, Frederik. Winners. Great change is coming to the people of Beartown in the 3rd novel of the series. Childs, Laura. A Dark and Stormy Tea. Theodosia tries to solve … Continue reading New Large Print
dePaola, Tomie. The Popcorn Book. Happy National Popcorn Day!
Chinese New Year is January 22-February 1, 2023. Traditional foods eaten during the Lunar New Year are dumplings, spring rolls, fish, noodles, rice balls or cakes, and fish. Read more … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year
Don't miss the zoom Webinar Grow Your Business with Video--Youtube and Beyond, on January 25, 2023. REGISTRATION LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdeygrT4jGNU0HOuzYg0JnHILSsOBqTn5
Kim Richardson humanizes the Blue Fugates of Kentucky with her fictional take on a brave girl who becomes a pack horse librarian. For having blue skin, she is shunned, yet … Continue reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson.
Just as there may be an under painting hiding under a painting, nothing is as it seems in this novel. Everything is a trick of the eye. The singers that … Continue reading Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
Louis Braille was just 15 when he invented the Braille system. To read more about him and other incredible inventors, Li, Amanda. Rise up! Ordinary Kids With Extraordinary Stories. Mitchell, … Continue reading World Braille Day is January 4th
Here's a look at 2022 in review. In addition, we have had genealogy programs, knitting club programs, and we were honored to have many patrons participate in our Sudoku board … Continue reading Year in Review
Whether you want to refresh your skills or learn something new, Rockwall County Library has something for you: Carver, Aney. Drawing With Fire: A Beginner's Guide to Woodburning. Cobb, Sunshsine. … Continue reading National Hobby Month (2023)
Read The New Yorker and other popular magazines on Cloudlibrary's Newstand. Download the CloudLibrary Newstand app or go to https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com
Cornwell continues Uhtred's story in the 2nd of the Saxon stories series and follows the battle of Cynuit. Brave, yet flawed, Uhtred continues to make rash decisions and incites King … Continue reading The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
Backhouse, Francis. Beavers: Radical Rodents. DasGupta, Sayantani. Virginia Apgar. Fletcher, Tierra. Wonder Women of Science. Page, Robin. The Beak Book. Schutten, Jan Paul. Inside In. X-Rays of Nature's Hidden World.
Atkinson, Kate. Shrines of Gaiety. Bilton, Chrysta. Normal Family. Diaz, Hernan. Trust. Henry, Emily. Book Lovers. Prose, Nita. The Maid. Tan, Sue Lynn. Daughter of the Moon Goddess.
Photo by Leeloo Thefirst If you can't think of what to buy, consider using Consumer Reports available to all Rockwall County Library cardholders. Consumer Reports can be found on the … Continue reading Find That Last Minute Gift
Is there a day just for twins? Of course. Each December 18th, there's a day for twins and multiples. The tradition started in 1819 when identical twins in Millsville, OH … Continue reading National Twin Day
Have your "shelf" a Merry Little Christmas with these favorites from our book shelf. Andrews, Donna. Dashing Through the Snowbirds. Bowen, Rhys. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Guillory, Jasmine. Royal … Continue reading Seasons Greetings
Enjoy these holiday films that are available for checkout at Rockwall County Library. Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday Collection. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The LEGO Movie 2. The Nutcracker and the Four … Continue reading Holiday Films
Marie Benedict brings many historical figures to life in her novels. She intentionally choose women that have been overlooked by history. In her own words she writes about "unknown but … Continue reading Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict
Photo: https://pixabay.com/ Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones. Rockwall County Library will be closed Dec 23-26th for the holidays.
December 10 is Nobel Prize Day. Each December 10, Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockhom, Sweden to honor those whose work has benefitted mankind. Read these books written by these … Continue reading Nobel Prize
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 6-12, 2022) by reading one of these books about computational thinking: Kaminski, Leah. Bionic Bodies. (Juvenile collection). Leonardi, Paul. The Digital Mindset: What It … Continue reading Computer Science Education Week
Beckerman, Nell Cross. Caves. Blackall, Sophie. Farmhouse. Burns, Loree Griffin. Honeybee Rescue. Eady, Antwan. Nigel and the Moon. Goade, Michaela. Berry Song. Hare, John. Field Trip to Volcano Island. Kim, … Continue reading Best Picture Books of 2022
Christmas cards were once only exchanged by royals. James I of England and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales exchanged Christmas greetings in the 17th century. Commercial Christmas cards would not … Continue reading Christmas Card Day–December 9
Barnett, Mac. The First Cat in Space. (J Comic Bar) Blasco, Serena. Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels. (GN Eno) Endo, Tatsuyo. Spy X Family. (Overdrive ebook) Esquivel, Eric. Yo Kai … Continue reading Top Manga Titles
According to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Think before you click: recognize and report phishing Update Your Software: Don't delay -- If you see a software update notification, act promptly. … Continue reading Computer Security Day
When Asher finds Lily's lifeless body at the foot of a stairwell, many believe he murdered her. Many residents in the small New Hampshire town where Asher lives believe he … Continue reading Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
If you like the Netflix series The Last Kingdom you will love the Saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell that explains more fully the internal and external conflicts Uhtred faces. He … Continue reading The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Look for these Christy Award winners at Rockwall County Library. Blackstock, Terri. Aftermath. Deese, Nicole. All That Really Matters. Shiloh, Toni. In Search of a Prince. Sundin, Sara. Until Leaves … Continue reading Christy Award Winners
Though caregivers often go unrecognized, they provide a vital role. They may help a loved one with activities important for daily living, including social and emotional support. Whether they are … Continue reading National Family Caregivers Month
Join us on December 6th for a virtual Grow with Google webinar on Tuesday, December 6th from 11:00 AM to 12:00PM.
Rockwall County Library will be closed November 24, 25, and 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
National Entrepreneur's Day. When: The 3rd Tuesday of November. Why: Celebrates the creativity and optimism of the Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship encourages creative problem solving.
According to the U.S. Department of Chamber, American industries need more skilled employees. The National Skills Coalition has identified a skills mismatch. Most jobs require more skills than high school … Continue reading Apprenticeship Workshop
Armstrong, Kelly. A Rip Through Time. Barenbaum, Rachel. Atomic Anna. Hart, Rob. Paradox Hotel. Kawaguchi, Toshikazu. Before the Coffee Gets Cold. This is the first in a three part series … Continue reading A Rip Through Time and Other Time Travel Books
Nanowrimo.org is a non-profit organization that encourages writers to complete a novel in the month of November. Several novelists have gotten their start by participating in Nanowrimo. The novels below … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month
The Rockwall County Library will be closed on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
Beloved by the people, demeaned by the press, Sisi takes comfort in traveling, even as she and her husband become more and more estranged. The damage of keeping up an appearance for the public's sake is something many titled people and celebrities face. Pataki captures this internal conflict perfectly as Sisi struggles to fulfill her royal duties.
Rockwall County Library is excited to offer you 2 resume workshops in the upcoming weeks. The first one is in-person class with a live instructor, Wanda Snowton, Program Director/Adjunct Instructor … Continue reading Resume Workshops
Celebrate indigenous writers and storytellers: Boulley, Angeline. Firekeeper's Daughter. (Young adult collection). Ojibwe. Bruchac, Joseph. Peacemaker. (Juvenile collection). Abenaki. Dimaline, Cheri. Hunting By Stars. (Young adult collection). Metis. Greendeer, Danielle. … Continue reading Native American Heritage Month
According to an October 22, 2022 Library Journal article, It Starts With Us tops all holds lists. In addition to holding that spot, it is the most pre-ordered novel of … Continue reading Readalikes for It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
Rockwall County Library offers digital version of graphic novels via Comics Plus Powered by Library Pass. To login, go to login.librarypass.com or download the Library Pass app from the App … Continue reading Spooky graphic novels
The spooky season is upon us. Here's a list of titles for those who enjoy reading about ghosts and other paranormal phenomenon. Austin, Joanne. Weird Ghosts: True Tales of the … Continue reading Real Life Ghost Stories
Free Stock photos by Vecteezy Learn how to make your resume or CV stand out by reading one of these titles: Bloomsbury Business. Get That Job. CVs and Resumes. Enelow, … Continue reading Resume Writing
Look for these new formats, Launchpads and Playaways, which give all even more ways to enjoy reading and learning. Playaways
Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels Rockwall County Elections Early Voting (Rockwall County) Election Day Voting (Rockwall County) Find out if you're registered to vote, VoteTexas.gov Find out how to register to vote … Continue reading Voting Information
Doan, Jenny. How to Stitch an American Dream. Eder, Mari. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line. (Cloudlibrary ebook & Overdrive ebook) Manko, Katina. Ding Dong! Avon Calling! The Women … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s Small Business Month
The Food Network. Big Fun Kids Baking Book. (eBook) Hollywood, Paul. Bake: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics. Noyes, Brian. The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook. Saffitz, Claire. Dessert … Continue reading National Dessert Day
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay An Excel workshop will be offered on October 19, 2022 from 1:30-2:30 PM. Class will be held upstairs in the technology lab. You may also … Continue reading Excel Class on October 19
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the Texas Advocacy Project, one in three Texans will face domestic violence in their lifetimes. Domestic Violence Awareness month raises awareness about … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Angus, Laurie. Octopus Escapes Again. (Juvenile collection) Baker, Kate. Secrets of the Sea. (Juvenile collection) Braden, Ann. The Benefits of Being an Octopus. (Juvenile collection). Foster, Craig. Underwater World: My … Continue reading Octopus Day (October 8th)
Meet our newest Children's Librarian, Tenille.
Join us on October 6th for crafts, games, and activities for youth in the Youth Services Department.
Svaante Paabo recently won the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for his work on the evolutionary genetics. Paabo discovered techniques to read DNA from bones that are 40,000 years … Continue reading Nobel Prize
Amen, Daniel. You, Happier: The Seven Neuroscience Secrets. Bhargava, Hansa. Building Happier Kids: Stress Busting Tools For Parents. Fisher, Carl Erik. The Urge: Our History of Addiction. Insel, Thomas R. … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week (October 3-7, 2022)
Some books you may want to enjoy for International Observe the Moon night (IOMN). Cherrix, Amy. In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden Space Race. (Young … Continue reading Celebrate the Moon
This wry book follows an unlikely cast of characters, an aging cleaning lady, an geriatric octopus, a homeless rock singer, a Scottish grocer, and a free-spirited entrepreneur as they move … Continue reading Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Hispanic Heritage Month by Bethany R. As we celebrate the fall season here in the library, there are many celebrations that instantly come into mind. From Library Card Sign-Up Month … Continue reading New Spanish Language Materials
Helpful websites for job training: Photo by MART PRODUCTION Open Courseware Courses--Open educational resources from thousands of universities e.g. MIT, Yale, and Stanford. Free Certificates and Badges--Many universities and companies … Continue reading Workforce Development Month
Stott blends fascinating historical details about the Seax (Saxon) culture with myth and fantasy. The two narrators are daughters of the Great Smith who have been banished to a mudflat … Continue reading Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott [Book Review].
Roberts, Barbara Carroll. A Rose Named Peace: How Francis Meilland Created a Flower of Hope For A World of War. These books are finalists for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize:Erdrich, … Continue reading International Day of Peace
Use these web guides to help you discover your Hispanic roots.
September 15 is International Dot Day. Reynolds, Peter. The Dot. This is the perfect book to teach little ones about how to have a growth mindset. A teacher encourages a … Continue reading Celebrate Creativity!
Even though some Broadway musicals have set West Side Story in contemporary times, Steven Spielberg's version is set in the sixties like the original movie directed by Robert Wise. Award-winning … Continue reading West Side Story
Search for materials in Spanish by typing "Spanish language materials" in the keyword box of the catalog. The collection consists of translations of popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well … Continue reading Spanish Language Materials
International Literacy Day is September 8. Rockwall County's Library Literacy program offers free educational programs for English as a Second Language, GED studies and preparation, U.S. citizenship preparation, and basic … Continue reading International Literacy Day
The Rockwall County Library will be closed September 3-5, 2022 in observance of Labor day. Photo by Pixabay
Look for these works of fiction for adults, young adults, and kids by Hispanic American authors. Andreu, Maria E. Love in English. (Young Adult collection). Canas, Isabel. The Hacienda. (Adult … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month:
Someone who has always made everyone feel welcome, Mrs. Doreen Miller, will soon be leaving us to start a new chapter in her life. Thanks for the memories!
Lea's novel grew out of little known incident--Italian POWs were made to build barriers during World War II to protect the Orkney islands. During their time in the Orkneys, the … Continue reading The Metal Heart by Caroline Lea [Book Review]
Look for these special reports in Newsbank.
New books about our canine friends: Achterberg, Cara Sue. One Hundred Dogs & Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and a Journey into the Heart of Shelters. Habib, Rodney. The … Continue reading Happy International Dog Day!
Women's Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. Non-fiction about woman's suffrage: Chamber, Veronica. Finish The Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary … Continue reading Women’s Equality Day–August 26
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For the second month in a row, we've had a Family Search Night at Rockwall County Library. We had fifteen participants learn about familysearch.org, a powerful tool for discovering and … Continue reading Family Search Night
Bennett, Robert. City of Stairs. Gillen, Kieron. The Wicked + The Divine. Harris, Joanne. Honeycomb. Harrow, Alix E. The Ten Thousand Doors of January. King, Stephen. Dark Tower. Morgenstern, Erin. … Continue reading Books to Read if you liked Netflix’s Sandman.
School supplies, like notebooks, pens, and calculators are tools to assist learning. As the next school year nears, parents are lining up at stores to make these kind of purchases. … Continue reading Library Card Signup Month
Grundmann, Emmanuelle. When Elephants Listen With Their Feet. Horning, Nicole. Baby Elephants. Markle, Sandra. Animals to the Rescue! Pringle, Laurene. Elephants Strange and Wonderful. Tomsic, Kim. The Elephants Come Home: … Continue reading Elephants
Parents: Azarchi, Lynne. The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful. Behr, Gregg. When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mr. Roger's Enduring Lessons. Bogart, Julie. Raising Critical Thinkers. … Continue reading Make it a Great School Year!
Other titles to read if you liked All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher: Center, Katherine. How To Walk Away. Hadley, Tessa. The Past. Hoover, Colleen. Without Merit. Hornak, … Continue reading Read-Alikes for All of Us and Everything
Growing up in the deeply segregated South of the 1920s, Ada and Matilda should never have been friends. They probably would not have crossed paths if Matilda had not seen … Continue reading The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian [Book Review]
Quirky and off-beat, yet heart-felt, this novel will astound you. At times, its laugh-out-loud funny and other times profoundly moving. At the heart of this idiosyncratic novel are the Rockwells … Continue reading All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher [Book Review]
For those who are getting one last trip in before summer ends, try an ebook or audiobook.
Celebrate "Lasagna day" and "Culinary Arts Month" with these delicious titles. Flay, Bobby. Bobby Flay's Throwdown! Gerard, Tieghan. Half-Baked Harvest Every Day. Kimball, Christopher. Tuesday Nights Mediterranean. Krieger, Ellie. Comfort … Continue reading Lasagna Day–July 29
Best cookbooks for National Culinary Arts Month.
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You can still print using a library card and one of the library's computers. In addition, you can send print jobs from home or anywhere. Choose one of these methods: … Continue reading New Service: Mobile Printing
Barbara Dybala, who taught art therapy on July 19th, 2022 at the Rockwall County Library used a technique called "neurographic" art. Did you know there are actually many ways to use art for healing?
Enjoy these books that are being turned into films and television series.
Photo by Holger Wulschlaeger New non-fiction titles for International Shark Awareness Day (July 14) and Shark Week: Gordon, David George . Are You Smarter Than a Shark? (Juvenile collection). Hargrave, … Continue reading Shark Week (July 24-31, 2022)
Anderson, Geoff. The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future. (Adult Collection). DK. Space: A Visual Encyclopedia. (Juvenile collection). Kramer, Jacob. Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide. (Juvenile collection). Murray, Julie. Telescopes. … Continue reading Remarkable Views
Brown, Don. Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History. Fradin, Dennis. Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words. Sedgwick, John. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron … Continue reading Learn about this tragic day–July 11, 1804
Taking some time off from a stalled journalism career, Joanna never expects to be chasing another story in Faro, Portugal. That is exactly what happens when she enrolls in a … Continue reading 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson [Book Review].
Fiction: Brooks, Karen. The Chocolate Maker's Wife. During the Restoration in England, Rosamund is given a life-changing opportunity--a chance to work in a chocolate house. Frantz, Laura. A Heart Adrift: … Continue reading Compelling books about Chocolate
Stores time sales to occur around holidays when shoppers have time to look for purchases. July 4th is no exception. Consumer reports online has even created a feature called "Best … Continue reading Consumer Reports
The Rockwall County Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.
Non-Fiction: Dillow, Gordon. Fire In The Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth. (Adult Collection). Gardner, Jane. How Asteroids Shaped Earth. (Juvenile collection). Kilzer, Nicholas. Asteroids, … Continue reading June 30 is Asteroid Day!
What is fascinating is the way Lunde compares the disappearance of bees, also known as colony collapse disorder, with the disintegration of family and natural bonds. This is a chilling speculative novel about what may happen if red flags about pollinators and the climate are ignored.
Foo, Stephanie. What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing From Complex Trauma. Morton, Kati. Traumatized: Identify, Understand, and Cope With PTSD. Naidoo, Uma. This Is Your Brain On Food: … Continue reading What is PTSD?
Latta, Sara. Smash: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe With the Large Hadron Collider. Preece, Christopher. Fire--Salt--Slime! Ottaviani, Jim. Levitation: Physics and Psychology. Ottaviani, Jim. Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists. … Continue reading Online STEM Comics
Foster, Jeff. Man Alive: The Health Problems Men Face. Matthews, Michael. Muscle for Life. Spar, Myles. Optimal Men's Health. Health Reference. Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook. Websites: Men's Health Month Men's … Continue reading June is Men’s Health Month
Sensible Alice always thought she would become a farmer. Even though she took a safe job in a county planning department, she always knew she would inherit the family orchard. … Continue reading Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin [Book Review]
Great reads for Father's Day!
Cunningham, Kevin. Emancipation Proclamation. (Juvenile collection). Johnson, Angela. All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom. (Juvenile collection) Lyons, Kelly Starling. Kelly's Broom. (Juvenile collection). Nelson, Vaunda. Almost to … Continue reading Juneteeth–Juvenile Books and Teaching Resources
Rockwall County Library will be closed Monday, June 20th in celebration of Juneteenth. Take a look at these books related to Juneteenth at Rockwall County Library: Burke, Tarana, ed. You … Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth
Many popular manga series are available for check out at the library or are available digitally.
Did you know? Listening to an audiobook provides the same benefits as reading printed books. Photo by APRIL STUDIO: https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-in-yellow-and-blue-dress-holding-book-7745117/ Audiobooks increase comprehension through visualization. If you're going on a … Continue reading June is Audiobook Month
A troubled girl and a widower strike up a friendship in Berg's heart felt novel, The Story of Aruthur Truluv. Unwed and pregnant, Maddie spends a lot of her time … Continue reading The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg [Book Review]
We are so excited to have you reading with us this summer! In addition to the Children's and Teen reading program, we are offering several events and activities for the … Continue reading Summer Reading Programs For All
Just because its summer doesn't mean you have to stop learning. CK-12 Foundation -- Flex books are interactive text books that have interactive visuals and practice problems in many subjects. … Continue reading Keep Learning!
June is "Great Outdoors" month. Many kinds of outdoor activities offer mental health benefits, exercise, and enjoyment. Gooley, Tristan. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs. (Overdrive eBook). Hopgood, Tim. … Continue reading June is “Great Outdoors” Month
June 1, 2022 June 1 is World Reef Day. Possibly there's no better time to think about conserving coral reefs. Here are some titles from the Juvenile collection: Gibbons, Gail. … Continue reading World Reef Day
Continuing where The Dark Side of Innocence left off, Manic is is a harrowing account of a woman's struggle with bipolar depression. In this episodic memoir, Cheney explains how the … Continue reading Manic: A Memoir by Terri Cheney [Book Review]
© Alexander Mustard World Ocean Day's focus is to protect 30% of our land, waters, and oceans by 2030. Read about the ocean and protecting these valuable resources: Baker, Kate. … Continue reading Happy World Oceans Day!
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, … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
One in five species of reptiles (including turtles) are under threat of extinction. Read about turtles and tortoises at Rockwall County Library. Esbaum, Jill. Sea Turtles. (Juvenile collection) Gibbons, Gail. … Continue reading World Turtle Day
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 … Continue reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. [Book Review]
Alary, Laura. The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything is the perfect picture book biography. The astronomer in question is Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the United States. This picture … Continue reading New Juvenile STEM Titles
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 … 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 … Continue reading Learn the KonMari Method with Us!
Ask how you can access digital comics and graphic novels with your Rockwall County Library card. There's comics for every age group: kids, teens, and adults.
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 … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Don't forget about these amazing titles related to Star Wars: Alexander, Chris. Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects. Angleberger, Tom. Origami Yoga #6. Angleberger, Tom. Darth Vader Strikes Back: … Continue reading May the 4th be with You!
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. … 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). … 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 … 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 … Continue reading National DNA Day
What we're reading for National Sky Awareness Week (April 24-30): The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The Handy Science Answer Book. (Adult collection). Carson, Mary Kay. The Tornado Scientist. (Juvenile collection). … Continue reading National Sky Awareness Week
April 18th is National Columnist Day. Try reading one of these books written by a newspaper or magazine columnist. Albom, Mitch. Finding Chika, a Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the … Continue reading Columnists
Read these works of fiction which have an environmental theme for Earth Day.
Photo by PhotoMIX Company: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photography-of-yellow-daffodil-flowers-96603/ The Rockwall County Library will be closed Friday April 15th through Sunday April 17th in observance of Good Friday and Easter Weekend.
Bissonnette, Aimee. The Second Life of Trees. (Juvenile Collection). Foster, Craig. Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World. (Adult Collection). Goodall, Jane. Seeds of Hope. (Adult collection). Hayhoe, Katharine. Saving … Continue reading Books to Read for Earth Day
Christianson, John. The Wealth Creator's Playbook. De Leon, Paco. Finance For The People. Kotlikoff, Laurence J. Money Magic: An Economist's Secrets To More Money. Krueger, David. Your New Money Story. … Continue reading Great Reads for Money Smart Week
Join Money Smart Week for a week of virtual financial capability programming Saturday, April 9 through Saturday, April 16, 2022. This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their … Continue reading Money Smart Week
April is National Poetry Month. It's also a great time to read a novel in verse. Enjoy one of these novels in verse written for high school, middle and elementary … Continue reading Novels in Verse
by Chantal W. In mysteries, the frame or the context is often what lures readers. Mysteries can be set in some many different locales and time periods. The details and … Continue reading Crime scene
Libraries connect users to their past by providing genealogical information.Photo by Suzy Hazelwood: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-a-military-man-with-his-family-6707072/ Even though libraries have faced challenges, they also have never been more vital. Libraries protect the … Continue reading National Library Week (continued)
National Library Week is April 3-9. In 2022, we're celebrating the many ways libraries creation connections. What does Rockwall County Library connect you to? Let us know by creating a … Continue reading National Library Week
Bethany R. For me, it’s always fun getting lost in a good story. That’s one thing that I love about being a public librarian (and my past job working in … Continue reading Getting Lost in Good Stories
Celebrate Citizen Science Month by reading and or participating in one of these projects.
On April 1, 2022, the 1950s U.S. Federal Census will be available to family researchers. 152 million people are included in this invaluable tool. photo by David Garrison Learn more … Continue reading Get Ready for the 1950s
by Chantal W. The novel opens with an unusual discovery--a boy field has been wounded and left for dead in a field. Three teenagers comes across his body by accident … Continue reading The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey. [Book Review]
Bair, Amy. Blogging for Dummies. Levinson, Deborah. Build Your First Web App. Messenlehner, Brian. Building Web Apps With WordPress. Niederst Robbins, Jennifer. Learning Web Design. Sabin-Wilson, Lisa. Word Press All-in-One … Continue reading WordPress & Web Apps
Books: Bloom, Harold. Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles. Gauthier, Mary. Saved By A Song. Gorman, Amanda. Call Us What We Carry. Harjo, Joy. Living Nations, Living Words. Hill, … Continue reading National Poetry Month
Library of Congress's Today in History makes history come alive. Before Betty Crocker, a fictional construct for General Mills, Fannie Farmer, changed American cuisine. On this day, March 23, Fannie … Continue reading Today in History
World Water Day is an annual celebration that raises awareness of the two billion people that do not have access to safe water. You will find more infographics at Statista … Continue reading World Water Day
Digital magazines are available to Rockwall County Library cardholders, https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1 Download the CL app
Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels This month we're celebrate Irish writers. Ireland is renowned for its stories, its songs, its poets and its writers. Enjoy these new books at Rockwall County Library … Continue reading Irish Authors To Read
Rockwall County Library has many books creating crafts out of a variety of materials. In addition to print books, you may want to consider reading an ebook in our digital … Continue reading National Craft Month
Fraternal twin sisters, Fern and Rose, look nothing alike yet they are devoted to each other. Rose takes care of Fern whose autism spectrum disorder often leads to sensory overload. … Continue reading The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. [Book Review]
Best for ages 3-7.
Join us for a fun crafting activity during Spring break: March 8 from 2 to 3:30 PM (for Teens) March 9 from 2 to 3:30 PM (for Kids)
For this month's 2022 Adult Reading challenge, I chose Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett. In this humor-filled novel, the protagonist's sister enters a competition and tries to "Go the Distance." … Continue reading Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett. [Book Review]
Adlington, Lucy. The Dressmakers of Auschwitz. Andersen, Jens. Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking. Bren, Paulina. The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free. Dreilinger, Danielle. The Secret History … Continue reading Women’s History Month
Rockwall County Library is closed on March 2 in honor of Texas Independence Day. Texas Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836.
Digital Magazines are now available at Rockwall County Library. Ask how you can access CloudLibrary's newstand. cloudLibrary NewsStand Stay entertained and informed with the world’s largest catalogue of digital magazines … Continue reading Digital Magazines
by Bethany R. Spring can be a time of new beginnings! The Lunar New Year began on February 1st, the winter freeze that has kept many of us trapped at … Continue reading New Beginnings
The Library and other County offices are closing at 3pm Wed. 2/23/2022 and will remain closed Thur. 2/24/2022 due to weather conditions.
Look for these new books on U.S. Presidents: Baier, Bret. To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant. Ginsberg, Gary. First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our … Continue reading Happy President’s Day
Find early voting information provided by Rockwall County Elections Department. Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels How to registerWhere to voteWhat to bring https://www.rockwallvotes.com
Photo by Kristina Gain from Pexels The Rockwall County Library will be closed Saturday, February 19th; Sunday, February 20th; and Monday, February 21st in observance of Presidents' Day.
Have you read these Texas love stories yet? Bird, Sarah. Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen. Center, Katherine. What You Wish For. Dailey, Janet. Texas True. (Tylers of Texas). … Continue reading Texas Love Stories
Adams, Taylor. No Exit. (Hulu). Beukes, Lauren. The Shining Girls. (Apple TV+) Christie, Agatha. Death on the Nile. (20th Century). Dahl, Roald. Matilda. (Sony Pictures). Donaghue, Emma. The Wonder. (Netflix). … Continue reading Coming Soon to a Screen Near You
Every year Readers and User Services Association (RUSA) creates a list of notable books. Enjoy these notable books at Rockwall County Library. Adrenaline: Cosby, S.A. Razorblade Tears. Fantasy: Clark, P. … Continue reading RUSA Winners
Set in the Italian alps, Flowers Over the Inferno, is fast-paced and chilling. Tuti comes from that region and she brings the fictional town of Traveni, a picturesque village that … Continue reading Flowers Over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti [Book Review]
Look for these notable memoirs and biographies in the Rockwall County Library's adult and juvenile collections.
Enjoy these novels that feature Chinese myths and legends.
Some works that discuss data privacy: Adam, Levin. Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers. Aschoff, Nicole Marie. The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power, and Resistance. Karle, … Continue reading Data Privacy Week, January 24-28, 2020
Nebula-award winner and five time Hugo award winner, Michael Swanwick offers a startling collection of stories in Not Much Said The Cat. Though the man in "The Man in Grey" … Continue reading Not Much Said The Cat by Michael Swanwick [Book Review].
Is reading more one of your New Year's resolutions? Make reading your goal with Rockwall County Library's 2022 Reading Challenge. Librarians are excited to share the just-for-fun 2022 Reading Challenge. … Continue reading Introducing the 2022 Reading Challenge
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Read these guides if you need to organize your home.
Established in 1894, National Bird Day is a day to raise awareness about the protection of various species of birds.
What's your hobby? Enhance your skills or organize your workshop with these hobby related books. Boyle, Carmae. Make it Modern Macrame the Boho Chic Guide. Cornog, Phoebe. Wonder Walls: How … Continue reading January is National Hobby Month
Look for these Hugo award winning books at Rockwall County Library. Best Novel: Wells, Martha. Network Effect. Best Novella: Vo, Nghi. Empress of Salt and Fortune. Best series: Wells, Martha. … Continue reading Hugo Award Winners
by Chantal W. If you've always wanted to manage your personal finances better, these resources may help you get started. Everyone, from millennials to retirees, can benefit from careful financial … Continue reading January is Financial Wellness Month.
Kress skillfully interweaves scientific facts about DNA and the genetic bottleneck, that occurred 70,000 years ago, with fiction.
Celebrate "Mind Body Wellness" day by reading one of these books on the topic: Brackett, Marc A. Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions. Carter, Lewis. In Great Company: … Continue reading Mind Body Wellness Day is January 3
The Midnight Library is the perfect book to read in January.
by Bethany R. I’m often told that I use big words. That may be true, but as the daughter of a writer/editor and growing up in a family of bookworms, … Continue reading Power of Words
The Rockwall County Library will be closed December 23-25 for the Christmas holiday and December 31 and January 1st for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Today is the winter solstice and the annual celebration of short story day.
Ancowitz, Nancy. Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead. Finkle, Jane. The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up. Krannick, … Continue reading Resources for Job Seekers
Most of us like the convenience of shopping online. In 2020, over two billion people made digital purchases. Online retail grows higher each year but growth was particularly robust during … Continue reading Stay Safe Online
Need some rest and relaxation during the hectic holiday season? Participate in the De-Stress Fest at Rockwall County Library. When: December 15-18, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening and all afternoon on … Continue reading De-Stress Fest
To access the CloudLibrary service, go to yourcloudlibrary.com Login with location and library card # (no spaces). CloudLibrary apps available for android, Apple, or Kindle Fire. Titles can be read … Continue reading New CloudLibrary Service
Bibliotheca is coming soon to Rockwall County Library.
Costanza, Stephen. King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin. King of Ragtime profiles the legendary ragtime musician in a way that inspires the youngest readers. Hinrichs, Alexanra. The Traveling … Continue reading More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies
Redding, Anna Crowley. The Gravity Tree. Freeman, Anna Harber. Shaped By Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez. Leung, Julie. Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee. Nickel, Sandra. The Stuff Between The … Continue reading Best Picture Book Biographies
A searing novel by acclaimed novelist, Charlotte McConaghy, Migrations explores the topics that daunt humankind.
by Bethany R. Gratitude can be a difficult topic, as this past year has been difficult for a lot of us. Many of us realize that there is less around … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
Today, November 8, 2021, is National STEM Day. This series, STEM Projects in Minecraft, combines STEM learning and gaming. Keppeler, Jill. The Unofficial Guide to Crafting in Minecraft. Keppeler, Jill. … Continue reading National STEM Day
Dimaline, Cherie. Empire of Wild. (fiction) Erdrich, Louise. The Night Watchman.(fiction) Ford, Kelli Jo. Crooked Hallelujah. (fiction) Hobson, Brandon. The Removed. (fiction) Hogan, Linda. The Woman Who Watches Over the … Continue reading Native American Heritage Month
QUESTION: Does Mrs. Miller really count all the seeds in the pumpkin?ANSWER: Absolutely, YES!! And here’s how she does it: 1. First, she cuts the top off the pumpkin and … Continue reading London Is Our Pumpkin Seed Contest Winner!
After learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Caroline goes on a trip to London by herself. Even though the trip was supposed to be an anniversary trip with her … Continue reading The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner [Book Review].
Don't miss Natalie D. Richards' Five Total Strangers available through Overdrive's Big Library Read through November 15. Big Library Reads allows readers to connect by reading the same eBook or … Continue reading Overdrive’s Big Read
What is an apprenticeship? A chance to obtain paid, relevant work experience, obtain credentials, and jumpstart your career. Career seekers. Here's how to become an apprentice: https://www.apprenticeship.gov/career-seekers Where can career … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week is coming soon!
by Bethany R. As we near this time of year, it seems that everyone is catching hold of the “holiday season.” Towards the end of the year the weather turns cooler, the … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Media Literacy Week 2021 celebrates media literacy and the five components of media literacy. Media literacy encompasses the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act upon information found in … Continue reading Media Literacy Week
Have you seen the Netflix documentary, Fantastic Fungi? If so, maybe its awakened your interest in how these organisms and their mycelium provide connections among living things, especially trees. Some … Continue reading Fabulous Fungi
These books and sites will help you if you're making a career transition: Bolles, Richard. What Color is Your Parachute? 2020. Dowling, Daisy. Workparent: the Complete Guide to Succeeding on … Continue reading Career Transitions
Written for young readers, Alexander's All in a Drop details the many accomplishments of Van Leeuwenhoek in an immensely enjoyable way. Without the benefit of any scientific training, Van Leeuwenhoek … Continue reading All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander.
Caine, Danny. How to Resist Amazon and Why. Frenkel, Sheera. An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination. Grubb, Sam. How Cybersecurity Really Works. Moschovitis, Christos J.P. Privacy, Regulations, and … Continue reading Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 12, 2021 is Ada Lovelace Day! For Adults: Chiaverini, Jennifer. Enchantress of Numbers. (Fiction) Essinger, James. Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age. Seymour, … Continue reading Ada Lovelace Day
Books on the subject of mental health and ADHD: Murthy, Vivek Hallegere. Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Perlmutter, Kenneth. Freedom From Family Dysfunction. … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month
Blackwell, Juliet. The Lost Carousel of Provence. Briggs, Patricia. Blood Bound. Bryant, Chuck and Josh Clark. Stuff You Should Know. Fowler, Karen Joy. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Gerard, … Continue reading Staff Picks
NoveList calls The Book of Strange New Things "leisurely paced and lush." A husband and wife face huge challenges in this speculative novel. Hired by USIC, Peter is a Christian … Continue reading The Book of Strange New Things by
Use NewsBank to learn more about prominent Filipino Americans. https://bit.ly/3EW2OXv
Asimov, Isaac. Foundation. (Apple TV+) Duncan, Lois. I Know What You Did Last Summer (Amazon Prime) Gaiman, Neil. Anansi Boys. (Amazon Prime). Land, Stephanie. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and … Continue reading Upcoming book TV tie-ins & Films
National Podcast Day is September 30th. Unlike radio shows, podcasts can provide specific, specialized content. Podcasts can be listened to "on demand." Podcasts are easily produced and distributed via podcatchers. Listeners can subscribe via RSS feeds, notifying them when new episodes are available.
Going to State Fair offers plenty of opportunities to examine physical forces like gravity, friction and drag. This year there will be more than 70 rides in the Midway. If kids want to learn more about forces and motion after their ride, here are some selections at Rockwall County Library:
by Bethany R. Banned books! What does that really mean? This book was challenged by… Again, what exactly does that mean? I thought we lived in a free country. I thought … Continue reading Check out Banned Books!
by Chantal W. Day, Felicia. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity. Fallon, Alison. The Power of Writing It Down. Frances, Palmer. Life in the Studio: Inspirations and … Continue reading Jumpstart your creativity
by Chantal W. Look for personal finance books in E-Read Texas (available through Texshare.net). When you go to the landing page of Texshare. net, enter your library's name and password. … Continue reading E-Read Texas
Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15th. Try these outstanding works of fiction and non-fiction written by notable Hispanic writers. Alvarez, Julia. Afterlife. (F ALV) … Continue reading Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month
This week (September 13-September 17) is National Small Business Week. If you're a small business, you may want to contact the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce for their offerings. Rockwall … Continue reading National Small Business Week
Enjoy these books with your children for Grandparent's Day on September 12, 2021. Brown-Wood, JaNay. Grandma's Tiny House: a County Story!(2017). In this counting book, Grandma's family and friends join … Continue reading Grandparent’s Day
National Hispanic Heritage month is coming soon. Look for these juvenile and YA titles at Rockwall County Library. Cartaya, Pablo. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish (J F Car, eBook, eAudiobook) … Continue reading Hispanic Voices for Kids
Graff, Garrett. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History. (973.931 GRA) Gratz, Alan. Ground Zero. (J F GRA) Mafi, Tahereh. A Very Large Expanse of Sea. (YA F … Continue reading 9/11 Twenty Years Later
Barbira Freedman, Francoise. Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. Brennand, Tyrone. Be The Fittest: Your Ultimate 12-Week Guide to Training Smart. Bondy, Dianne. Yoga For Everyone: 50 Poses. Ferguson, Kyle. … Continue reading September is Yoga Awareness Month
September is Library Card Sign up Month. Sign up for a new library card or renew an existing one to enter a raffle for a prize. Enter yourself and your … Continue reading September is Library Card Sign up Month!
Amstutz, Natalie. Mammal Mania. Carson, Mary Kay. Wildlife Ranger: Action Guide. DK. The Science of Goo! From Saliva and Slima to Frogspawn and Fungus. Huddleston, Emma. Saving Polar Bears. Smith-Llera, … Continue reading More New Stem Titles for Kids
by Chantal W. This narrative switches back and forth from the point of view of Cady, a contemporary woman from San Francisco who finds herself drawn to Provence; Maelle, a … Continue reading The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell
September is Library Card Sign Up Month. If you're looking for a job, your library card can help you! At Rockwall County Library, use your card to use a public … Continue reading Job Searching?
For National Dog Day, we're posting photos of Rockwall County Library's Patriot Paws event. The Patriot Paw Demonstration was one of many summer reading events given at the library this … Continue reading Looking back
Books: De Leo, Anna. Mending and Alterations Made Simple. Fairbanks-Crichfield, Caroline. Crafty Little Things to Sew. Goldsmith, Becky. The Ultimate Thread Guide. Lubin, Clementine. A Beginner's Guide to Dyeing and … Continue reading September is National Sewing Month.
Bailey, Jacqui. Let's Investigate Materials. Backhouse, Frances. Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers. Butterfield, Moira. Look What I Found in the Woods. DK. Explanatorium of Science. Heinecke, Liz Lee. Chemistry … Continue reading New STEM Books for Kids.
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Benjamin, Melanie. The Children's Blizzard. Bentley, Don. Tom Clancy. Target Acquired. Berry, Flynn. Northern Spy. Karon, Jan. Somewhere Safe With Someone Good. Keefe, Patrick. Empire of Pain. Louis, Lia. Dear … Continue reading New Large Print Titles
Photo by Vadim Bocharov from Pexels Library cards empower you to learn your family's story. Access Ancestry Library Edition by using your library card at Rockwall County Library. Search census, … Continue reading Library Cards Empower You
July Staff Picks
Daisy is that girl for whom everything comes easily. She has natural beauty, vibrant vocals, and a gift for song writing. Even with all this going for her, she self-destructs … Continue reading Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Have you used NoveList yet? NoveList recommends these books (listed below) that are bittersweet and hopeful. You can find books on NoveList by "appeal" factors. For instance, find books that … Continue reading NoveList
Photo by Puwadon Sang-ngern from Pexels August is National Wellness Month. Here are some new titles that may help you achieve wellness. Brown, Blair Lauren. CBD: Self-Care Secrets to Hemp-Derived Wellness. De Laurentiis, … Continue reading National Wellness Month
https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer_olympics/ Designing safety helmets, fluid mechanics of swimming, and more in this nine part video series (2012 games). Baseball will be a sport in Tokyo's Summer Olympics. Here are some … Continue reading Science of the Summer Olympics
Did you know the first e-Book was created fifty years ago? Use your Rockwall County Library card to access Overdrive's collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, The Overdrive collection can be … Continue reading E-books
by Chantal W. According to the AASL (American Association of School Librarians), these are the best digital tools for teaching: Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning | American Association … Continue reading Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning
Though most people take butterflies for granted, Williams elevates the place of this tiny insect in the scientific community. She describes butterfly “addicts” and includes herself in the group. While … Continue reading Book Review: The Language of the Butterflies by Wendy Williams
For books on service dogs:Ascher-Walsh, Rebecca. Devoted: 38 Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life With Dogs. (adult collection). Charleson, Susannah. Scent of the Missing. (adult collection). Charleson, Susannah. Possibility Dogs. … Continue reading Coming Soon! PatriotPaws Demo
If you're looking to reskill or upskill after the pandemic, ask how to use LearningExpress at Rockwall County Library. Learning Express Library offers many benefits to students and job seekers. … Continue reading Career information
What can you do for Plastic Free July? Join the challenge:https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/take-the-challenge/ Read these titles about sustainable living at Rockwall County Library: Cameron, Lily. Simply Sustainable: Moving Toward Plastic-Free, Low Waste … Continue reading Plastic Free July
If you didn't have a chance to join us at the July 6 teen event @ Rockwall County Library, why not read one of these exciting books on chemistry? Brown, … Continue reading A&M Chemistry Road Show
Like most of St. James's novels, The Sun Down Motel invokes the supernatural. Strange events have been occurring at the Sun Down Motel since the eighties Carly, who just lost … Continue reading Book Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James.
Everyone should read this true account of Eva Mozes Kor—how she and her twin survived deadly experiments in Auschwitz. Though this memoir is written for young adults, people of all … Continue reading Book Review: Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor.
Rockwall County Library will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in celebration of Independence Day. Enjoy these recipes from NewsBank for your festive occasion: http://ow.ly/xeYh50FaMnK
July is World Watercolor Month. Try these books if you want to create outstanding watercolors, especially florals. Ask how to access digital magazines available through Libbyapp.com. Artists Magazine, PleinAir Magazine, … Continue reading World Watercolor Month
Years after a horrific crime, Tessie, the only survivor in the "Black-eyed Susan" murders steps forward. She is beginning to doubt that the right person has been convicted for the … Continue reading Book Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin.
Come create a vase with us! There's still time to sign up for a spot in the stained glass vase program on June 29, 2021 at Rockwall County Library. Stained … Continue reading Stained glass vase program
Overdrive has a marvelous big read this month. The "Big Library Read" allows users to download an online book and discuss it via their platform. This summer's "Big Library Read": … Continue reading The Big Library Read
https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week What can you do for Pollinator Week? Many schools and organizations start a pollinator garden, https://www.saveourmonarchs.org/pollinator-garden-program.html Learn about pollinators by checking out these books from the Rockwall County Library. … Continue reading Pollinator Week
Tuesday June 29: Stained Glass Mosaic VasesCreate a stained glass mosaic vase from 6-8pm foryour summer flowers. Class will be taught byrenowned artist, Barbara Dybala(www.barbaradybala.com). Space is limited. Free. All … Continue reading Come make a Stained Glass Mosaic Vase!
Even if you’ve read this classic novel of mystery and suspense before, by re-reading it you will find new facets and nuances to admire. Ten people come to an island … Continue reading Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Historical comics, biographical comics, or science comics provide information in an appealing way. Pictured above, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Freiheit: The White Rose Graphic Novel by Andrea … Continue reading July is Graphic Novels In Libraries Month
Starting a book club this summer? Try NoveList's Book Club Resources from the Quick Links tab to find resources. Find book discussion guides with "conversation guides," "reading notes," and "suggested … Continue reading Book Club Resources
Two women, one of whom is just sixteen, form an unlikely bond as they try to understand why numerous women have disappeared in Atlantic City. Ava, who goes by Clara … Continue reading Book Review: Please See Us by by Caitlin Mullen
One of the options for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge is to choose a "staff pick." Here are some books highly recommended by library staff.
2021 Summer Reading Activities Learn about the 2021 reading challenge, crafts, movies, and events. Participants 18+ (for the adult club) can complete multiple reading challenge forms. Online Registration Form Register … Continue reading Adult Summer Reading — Tails and Tales
Rockwall County Library has three summer reading programs--one for youth, teens, and adults. June 7th--August 7th. Win prizes and have fun! Photo by Oliver Sjöström from Pexels
In a novel that's sweetness served up with a side of realism, Walsh explores a small town's inhabitants desire to live the best version of themselves. When a simply plywood … Continue reading Book Review: The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh
Do you know about Goodreads.com? Its a great way to create an electronic list of your favorite books, write reviews, and swap messages with fellow bibliophiles? They also have great … Continue reading Coming Soon–Summer.
June is an Audiobook month. No matter which format they come in, audiobooks are great for road trips. Audiobooks are an entertaining way to catch up on great reads. Audiobooks … Continue reading June is Audiobook Month
Stop in and see the teen mural in the Young adult area that was completed in 2019 under the direction of librarian Stephanie Milberger and artist and RISD educator, Jim … Continue reading Teen Mural
Did you know that each year the Mystery Writers of America nominate and award the best works of mystery writing? This year's Edgar for best novel goes to Deepa Anappara … Continue reading The Edgar Award Winners
Children's Book Week is May 3-9, 2021. This year's poster was illustrated by Bryan Collier who illustrated Trombone Shorty and Dave the Potter. Here are a selection of children's biographies … Continue reading Reading is a Superpower
Brina, Elizabeth Miki. Speak, Okinawa: a Memoir. Brina struggles to understand her parents and her unique heritage. Brina is a Japanese-American writer who currently lives and teaches in New Orleans. … Continue reading May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Enjoy these Star Wars themed titles! Carson, Rae. The Rise of Skywalker. In a novelization of the 2019 film, Carson includes expanded scenes and additional content. Dickinson, Seth. From A … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You!
For car repairs, you can find books on the shelves and searchable information on Gale's Chilton Library on Texshare. If you have a Rockwall County Library card, ask a librarian … Continue reading Car Repairs?
If you are enjoying Netflix's adaptation of Shadow and Bone, you may enjoy these other fantasy series: Aveyard, Victoria. Red Queen. (Red Queen series) Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. (Graceling Realm series). … Continue reading Shadow and Bone Readalikes
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 … Continue reading Earth Day Databases
Celebrate Earth Day with these reads! Bratskeir, Kate. A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping (2020). Brockovich, Erin. Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis (2020). The Best American Science … Continue reading Earth Day Reads
Bankert, Adrienne. Your Hidden Superpower. Bankert believes in living "authentically and wholeheartedly" with kindess. If you live this way, Bankert believes, you're unstoppable. Being kind changes everything, including cut-throat attitudes … Continue reading What’s your favorite business/career book?
Use Data Axle's Business Solutions with your Rockwall County Library Card from home or in the library. To access Data Axle remotely go to the Rockwall County Library website, https://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/library … Continue reading Business/Career–Using Data Axle’s Reference Solutions
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels CareerOneStop Business Center Find local job centers. Use CareerOneStop for career exploration, training, jobs, unemployment insurance. CareerOneStop Employment Recovery Need a job right away? Information on remote … Continue reading COVID 19 Resources for Job seekers and Employers
These books can increase you understanding of autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder, that affects 1 in every 54 children. Donahue, Karen. Right From the Start: A Practical Guide. Dundon, Raelene. The … Continue reading Autism Awareness Month
Angelo, Megan. Followers. Clarke, Susanna. Piranesi. Crouch, Blake. Dark Matter. Gonzales, Manuel. The Regional Office is Under Attack. Johnson, Micaiah. The Space Between Worlds. Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84. Palmer, Dexter. Version … Continue reading For Fans of Wanda Vision
One of this year's most discussed business books is Reed Hastings' No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Instead of rules, Hastings believes in building an organization out … Continue reading No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture by Reed Hastings
Blake, Jenny. Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business. Greene, Ali. Remote Works: Managing For Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus. Harvard Business Review. HRB Guide to Managing Flexible Work. Johanson, … Continue reading Working from Home