Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Computer Science Education Week

Its Day 2 of Computer Science Education Week.

New books or kits about computer programming at Rockwall County Library:

Del Sole, Allesandro. Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed

Heitz, Ryan. Hello, Raspberry Pi! 2016.

Keyser, John. How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises. [kit] 2016.

Miller, B.J. Sam's Teach Yourself Swift In 24 Hours.

Newsome, Bryan. Beginning Visual Basic 2015

Perkins, Benjamin. Beginning Visual C#. 2016.

Rush, Christopher. Programming the Photon: Getting Started in the Internet of Things. 2016. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

If you like HBO's Westworld series...

NoveList recommends these titles for fans of Westworld:

Asimov, Issac. I, Robot.

Bear, Elizabeth. Karen Memory.

Belcher, R.S. The Six-Gun Tarot.

Child, Lincoln. Utopia.

Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Computer Basics 1 & 2

Basic computer classes are available at the Library.

Our Basics 1 class will include learning to use the mouse to navigate, as well as hardware and software basics.

Basics 2 will cover the Drives, Windows 7, and Browsing the Internet.  If you would like to attend a class, call the library at 972-204-7770, or come by the second floor to signup.  Each class will last about 75 minutes.

All classes are PC/Windows

Basics 1   Friday, January 6,  10:30am 

Basics 2   Friday, February 3,  10:30am  
   (for the mouse-proficient student only)

If you are unsure of your level, try to complete the mousercise tutorial we use in Basics 1:

(or Google mousercise palm beach)

If you can complete this exercise easily, you may want to take the Basics 2 class.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Election websites

Useful Election websites:

Sample ballots, election calendars, and more. Includes Federal, state, and local information.

C-Span Video Library
Search videos by people, bill, mentions, etc. 

Can I Vote?

Tracks how money influences public policy.

Biographies and positions of candidates, speeches, etc.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Great Courses

Want to add to your knowledge of math, art, photography, nutrition, cooking, and much more?
Great Courses DVDs and Kits are available upstairs in the Adult Kits Collection.
Great Courses are lecture series by top professors at leading institutions.
Search “the great courses” in the catalog to bring up a list of titles.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Patchy the Scarecrow on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Join us for Family Night on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
as we celebrate the harvest with Patchy the Scarecrow.
Patchy our favorite, funny, fall scarecrow brings stories and music 
for an amazing show that starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and runs about 45 minutes.  
 This program is fun for ages 4 and up.  
For more information about Patchy the Scarecrow
 visit Margaret Clauder Presents at www.mcpshows.com

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Looking forward to fall...AND STORYTIMES!

Storytime Schedule for Early Fall 2016
Sept. 12, 2016 through Oct. 21, 2016

Baby Bounce (newborn to about 12 months)
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

A structured interactive time for babies and their parents or caregivers.  Lots of rhymes, music, and touch.

Walkers (ages 12-24 months)                                   
Fridays at 10:15 a.m. AND at 11:15 a.m.

Music, sensory activities, and short books followed by a social time for the adults and children.  Adult participation is required in this program.

Terrific Toddlers (ages 2 & 3)
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, and fun for ages 24 months and up.  Parents/caregivers are required to attend and encouraged to participate.

Preschool Time (ages 3-6)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.

For children ages 3-6, a 30-minute program of stories, songs, rhymes, and some silliness usually followed by a craft project that reinforces the storytime theme.

Listeners (ages 4-8)
Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. (ends by 2:30 p.m.)

Strictly ages 4 and up.  A 45- to 60 minute program of stories, songs, activities, and a craft project for good listeners ages 4 and up.  Parents with younger children will need to supervise them outside the programming room.

QUESTIONS?  Call the Youth Services desk at 972-204-7740 if you have questions about any of our youth or family programs.

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