No matter how far they roam, bad luck follows Ella and Alice. Eventually, they settle in Brooklyn where Alice meets someone she recognizes from her past, the man who had kidnapped her a decade ago. Alice becomes obsessed with her grandmother, Althea Prosperine, whom she has never met. She is also obsessed with reading her grandmother's … Continue reading Book Review: The Hazel Wood
Volunteers from our community are extremely valuable to the us! Adults and teens are welcome to help with shelving books or library special events. If you are interested in volunteering to tutor in the literacy program, contact the literacy coordinator at (972) 204-7705 for information. ADULTS If you're 18+ and would like to work with us … Continue reading Volunteers
The library hosted a teen Valentine's cookie decorating workshop on Saturday, February 10, featuring professional "Baker, Caker, and Cookie Art Maker" Shannon Orr of 1211 Bakery and the Kitchen Witch Chronicles. Following a demonstration from Chef Shannon, each participant decorated two cookies with their own fabulous designs. It was a ton of fun and we … Continue reading Tasty tidbits from the cookie workshop
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!
The Kitchen Witch herself (Shannon Orr) will show you how to unleash your cookie creativity in this 2-hour workshop. Shannon is an award-winning professional baker, caker, and cookie art maker based in Sherman, Texas. She enjoys creating unique and beautiful edible art, which you can see on her site (Twelve Eleven Bakery) and Instagram feed. … Continue reading TEEN SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, February 10 @ 1-3PM
Teens (grades 7-12), join us from 4-6PM on the first-ish Tuesday of each month for a FREE fun activity or craft. On January 9 (because of the holiday), we'll make a "library due date card" book bag:
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!
Our tweens and teens were treated to a meet-and-greet with some animal friends, courtesy of Zooniversity. Today's guests included: Anastasia (an European Giant Legless Lizard); Mad Eye Moody (a Tanzanian Tailless Whipscorpion/Cave Spider); Tuck (a Southern Three-Banded Armadillo); baby Matilda (a Collared Brown Lemur); and baby wallaby w/out a name (a rare albino Bennett's Wallaby). … Continue reading Zooniversity!