FAMILY NIGHT: Polar Express Extravaganza!

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Tuesday, December 5 & Thursday, December 7
@ 6:30-8PM

Our sixth Polar Express Extravaganza is a not-to-be missed family event!  Travel the Library’s tracks through the story, visit with a special guest from the North Pole, work on a craft or two, enjoy the model train display, and then sip hot cocoa as you treasure this wonderful book come to life. The first train (figuratively) departs 6:30 p.m.

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FAMILY NIGHT: Charlotte’s Web Story Walk

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Last week we had a “TERRIFIC” time celebrating the story of “SOME PIG” and his “HUMBLE” spider friend, Charlotte with a fun story walk. Visitors had a chance to “spin” their own spider webs, create a “RADIANT” Wilbur, do a “web walk” to music, and visit the Zuckerman Farm to pet bunnies, goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, and a calf. Using Charlotte’s kind words as an example, children were encouraged to write a kind word about themselves or a friend on a paper spider, which was posted on the Library’s spiderweb. In total, we have 359 wonderful words on our wall!

Scenes from our lovely evening:

Family Night: Window to the Wild

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Family Night Program – Tuesday, September 19 at 7-7:45PM

Join us for an educational and entertaining free-flight bird program presented by Simon and Lindsey McNeny of Window to The Wild, Inc.. See and learn about owls and other raptors native to Texas, plus fascinating others from around the world.  Learn where these species of birds can be spotted, the foods they eat, and more!  This is your chance to see these amazing, adaptive native birds in action at this free-flight program.  This program is for all ages.

iPad Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of our Teen Summer Reading Program’s Grand Prize, a new iPad Mini 2! Thanks for reading with us this summer; we look forward to next year and a fun new, musical theme: the Library Rocks!

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Eclipse Across America 2017

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Photo courtesy of NASA.

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 corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. (NASA)

Rockwall’s own NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Max Corneau, will bring solar telescopes and eclipse glasses to the Rockwall County Library for a safe and fun experience that’s out of this world! Bring your families and friends to this come-and-go event, from 11:30AM to 3PM.

Cool activities and more is available online at the official NASA 2017 Total Solar Eclipse site.

Pajama Storytime: All That Jazz!

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Long summer days wearing you down? Snuggle into your cozy pajamas and join us for a jazz-themed Pajama Storytime on Thursday, August 10 at 7-7:30PM in the Storytime Room. And what’s a bedtime story without a bedtime snack? Milk and cookies* will be provided courtesy of Tom Thumb (on N. Goliad).

*Gluten-free cookies are available upon request.

Love Tinkerbell?

tinkWe love Tinkerbell and we know you do, too! She’s coming to the library to share stories about her favorite topic: FAIRIES! Feel free to wear your fairy costume or wings and bring your camera for pictures. (Best for ages 4-8.)

She will be in the Storytime Room on
Wednesday, August 9, from 11:15AM to 12PM.