Monday, September 21, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Read about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's incredible life:

Juvenile titles: 

Levy, Debbie. Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's journey.

Rappaport, Doreen. Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Young adult titles:

Ortiz, Victoria. Dissenter on the Bench.

Adult titles:

Carmon, Irin. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsbug.

De Hart, Jane Sherron. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020


Celebrate TeenTober. Teens, vote on their top ten picks until October 15th, 2020 Teens' Top Ten Vote

Here are highlights from the choices; To see the full list go to the 2020 Teens' Top Ten Vote.

Acevedo, Elizabeth. With the Fire On High.

Aveyard, Victoria. Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection.

Berry, Julie.
 Lovely War. 

Faizal, Hafsah. We Hunt The Flame(Sands of Arawiya). 

Henigson, Jeff. Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who
Saved the World.

Kaufman, Amie and Jay Kristoff. Aurora Rising.

Power, Rory. Wilder Girls.

Reynolds, Justin A. Opposite of Always.
Rollins, Danielle. Stolen Time (Dark Stars #1).

Rowell, Rainbow. Pumpkinheads. 

Rowell, Rainbow. Wayward Son.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read


Celebrate Your Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week--September 27-October 3, 2020. Here are some things you can do to celebrate:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

October is Health Literacy Month

For Health Literacy Month, why not check out one of the hundreds of digital health-related magazines that are available through RBDigtial?

Digital magazines can be checked out with a Rockwall County Library card.


What is Health Literacy Month? 

Health information isn't useful unless the intended target can understand and use the information. Health Literacy Month is a time when health literacy advocates promote the importance of making health information understandable. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

National Coding Week--September 14-20, 2020

During National Coding Week, why not gain some new digital skills with these books about coding?

Cadenhead, Roger. Sam's Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days. 

Chinnathambi, Kirupa. Javascript: Absolute Beginner's Guide.

Davis, Adam. Modern Programming Made Easy: Using Java, Scala, Groovy, and Javascript.

Franceschetti, Donald R. Principles of Programming & Coding.

Harris, Christopher. Build Your Computational Thinking Skills.

Hawthorn, Kenneth. Super Arduino: Step-by-Step Instructions To Build Cool Gadgets.  

Loy, Marc. Learning Java: an introduction to real world programming with Java. 

McGrath, Mike. HTML in easy steps. 

McGrath, Mike. CSS in easy steps. 

Withee, Rosemarie. Microsoft SharePoint for Dummies. 


If you're not sure where to start or you just want to see examples of other people's code, a good site to visit 

There's a free and pro version and a whole community of coders. Your "dashboard" stores all of the projects you've created. Look at "explore" and "grow" tab if you want to learn more about coding.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Get ready to bake! October is National Bake and Decorate Month!

Some outstanding new baking books you may want to check out are listed below:

Chang, Joanne. Pastry Love: A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes.
Chang who is known for her Boston bakeries shares 125 recipes.

Heatter, Maida. Happiness is Baking. Known as the "Queen of Cake," Heatter collects her favorite hundred recipes. 

Le Cordon Bleu. Chocolate Bible: 180 recipes from the famous French culinary school le Cordon Bleu.

Lui, Annabel. Afternoon Tea at the Cutter & Squidge Bakery. Known for using only real and natural flavors, two sisters share recipes from their London shop.

Try these if you have dietary restrictions.

America's Test Kitchen. The Perfect Cookie: your ultimate guide. Includes a chapter on gluten-free treats. 

Day, Aaron. Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook: 80 low-carb ketogenic dessert recipes. 

Lee, Jennifer Tyler. Half the Sugar, All the Love. This family cookbook includes recipes for desserts as well as meals. 

Reinhart, Peter. The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking.

Strothe, Carolin. Naturally Sweet Baking.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Great titles for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Allende, Isabel. A Long Petal of the Sea. 

Alvarez, Julia. Afterlife.

Cleeton, Chanel. The Last Train to Key West.

Eager, Leslie. The Hour of the Bees. (Young Adult)

McLemore, Anna-Marie. Wild Beauty: A Novel

Perez, Ashley Hope. Out of Darkness. 

Ramos, Nonieqa. The Truth Is. (Young Adult)

Silvera, Adam. History Is All You Left Me. (Young Adult)

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz. The Shadow of the Wind. 

If you want to find titles in Spanish, you can do an advanced search in the catalog. Type "spanish language materials" in the keyword search box. You can also add the word "fiction" if you specifically want a fiction title in Spanish.

Allende, Isabel. Largo Petalo de Mar (electronic book). 

Bolton, S.J. El Artesano.

Neumann, Andres. Fractura. 

Owens, Delia. La Chica Salvaje.

Perez-Reverte, Arturo. El Asedio.

Velasco, Xavier. Puedo Explicarlo Todo.

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