Friday, February 17, 2017

Card making at the Rockwall County Library

At last week's card-making class, "Creating Amazing Cards With Tracy" experienced and inexperienced made rubber-stamped and embossed cards.
Yvonne, one of the participants, displays a card she made at Rockwall County Library on February 11, 2017, 10:30-12:00.
Tracy Blakely gives instruction to participants as they make cards.
A table display of cards made by Tracy Blakely. The card making program is one of many programs funded for adults by the Friends of the Rockwall County Library.

Monday, February 6, 2017

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   Thursday, March 9,  6:30pm 

Basics 2   Thursday, April 20,  6:30pm  
   (for the mouse-proficient student only)

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

http://pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm
(or Google mousercise palm beach)

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




Monday, January 30, 2017

Blind Date With a Book

See our February display "Blind Date With A Book." 

Check out one of these staff favorites with a cover on it; unwrap it when you get home.

Look for "Blind Date With A Book," at the Rockwall County Library.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

RUSA's 2017 Reading List

Fast-paced and filled with adrenaline, historical fiction, horror, mystery or romance--its on the list. 

Heuvelt, Thomas Olde. Hex.

 Hurwitz, Gregg. Orphan X. 

McMillan, Terry. I Almost Forgot About You.

Moore, Graham. The Last Days of Night.

Mullen, Thomas. Darktown: A Novel.

Jenkins, Beverly. Forbidden.

For more titles on RUSA's 2017 Reading List,
http://rusa.ala.org/update/2017/01/2017-reading-list-announced/

Friday, January 20, 2017

Exciting Juvenile Biographies

Here are some exceptional picture book biographies:



The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue by Suzanne Slade is a perfect picture book biography to get young readers thinking about jazz. The story focuses on how the sounds of railroad inspired George Gershwin's most famous composition.




Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark. by Heather Lang. This is a great title for introducing young readers to female scientist, Eugenie Clark.






12 Children Who Changed The World by Kenya McCullum will get children thinking about social change. Some of the children profiled have acted courageously e.g. Malala Yousafzai. Others are well-known historical figures who began their careers while still young adults e.g. Blaise Pascal.


Growing Peace: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony. by Richard Sobol. A group of Ugandan children of different faiths, with the help of J.J. Keki, come together to start a coffee collective.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

A New Year, A New Start

Go on a quest with these fictional heroines:

Cather, Willa. The Song of the Lark. The daughter of a Swedish minister goes to Chicago to become an opera singer.


Ferrante, Elena. The Story of a New Name. Elena and her brilliant friend (Lina Cerullo) leave their claustrophobic Neapolitan neighborhood behind.

McMillan, Terry. I Almost Forgot About You.  Dr. Georgia Young quits her job as an optometrist and gives love a second chance.

Rosen, Jane. Nine Women, One Dress. A retiring dress designer creates a dress that will change nine women's lives.

Semple, Maria. Today Will Be Different. A comic look at a woman trying to change her life.




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Look for these exciting classes in 2017!

FREE Microsoft Office Word and Excel Classes
Rockwall County Library
Spring 2017

Class                     Date                    Time

Basic Word Parts 1 & 2                        February 7 & 9, 2017                                 6:30-8:00  PM
Basic Excel Parts 1 & 2                       February 21 & 23, 2017                             6:30-8:00   PM

Basic Word Parts 1 & 2                      March 7 & 9, 2017                                    10:30-12:00 PM
Basic Excel Parts 1 & 2                     March 28 & 30, 2017                                 10:30-12:00 PM

Basic Word Parts 1 & 2                          April 4 & 6, 2017                                      6:30-8:00 PM
Basic Excel Parts 1 & 2                         April 11 & 13, 2017                                   6:30-8:00 PM

PowerPoint Parts 1 & 2                           May 2 & 4, 2017                                  10:30-12:00 PM
PowerPoint Parts 1 & 2                           May 2 & 4, 2017                                     6:30-8:00 PM





Classes are divided into 2 parts that occur on different days.  Register for classes at the Adult Services Desk.

Participants should only register if they are able to attend both parts of the class. 

For more information about these classes call 972-204-7700


THESE CLASSES ARE SPONSORED AND FUNDED BY FRIENDS OF THE ROCKWALL COUNTY LIBRARY
Participants must be 18 years and older.       
 Registration begins January 2, 2017.



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