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Friday, February 28, 2014

Comic - Polar: Came from the Cold by Victor Santos

Looking for a good book?  Try reading this comic-style book talk of Polar: Came from the Cold, by Victor Santos.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Student Review: Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

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Jonesy, a soldier from Georgia, is Robin’s best friend in the military. He plans to open a blues club someday and compares everything to music, but for now they have each other’s back. Robin is not too sure about Marla, who dubs him “Birdy” and seems to enjoy teasing him endlessly. They, along with Captain Coles, are assigned a Humvee for their work on the Civilian Affairs team. In between missions they enjoy each others’ company over meals and in the safe zones during downtime. They even try to play soccer against some Iraqis. The book was really good.

- RB, RRHS Student

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pizza & Playaways

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Pizza and Playaways night for teens from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMon Tuesday, Feb. 25. Bring your library card, check out a Playaway, and be entered into a prize drawing for a gift certificate.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Time:6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Teen Room at the Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main Street, Round Rock, Texas 78664
  • Cost: Free

For more information, please contact 
Jane Dance(512) 218-7012

Friday, February 21, 2014

Comic: Atomic Robo Deadly Art of Science by Brian Clevinger & Scott Wegener

Looking for a good book?  Try reading this comic-style book talk of Atomic Robo Deadly Art of Science, by Brian Clevinger & Scott Wegener.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Student Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

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Harry finishes Hogwarts and returns back for the summer to live with his rude Aunt and Uncle... and his awful cousin Dudely. Harry is treated like a slave and is forced in his room most of the time. One day he walks into his room and a slave dobby is waiting there for him to warm him Hogwarts is not safe to return to. Bad things have been happening, but Harry doesn't listen. Harry soon finds out that he should have listened to Dobby but feels he is obligated to stay and solve wha'ts going on. Harry then realizes that he could potentially put all of his peers in danger, so he acts on his own. This book and series has kept me on my toes ever since I started. This series has so many twists and turns, the reader will never get bored. Even after you finish reading the series. They have produced films to go along with the movies that are just as exciting as the books.  You would like this book if you like… The Hunger Games or books with lots of twists and betrayal that keep you on your toes and pulls you in. Both of these series make you feel like you're right there living the book. Lots of imagery, so you really get a look and feel of how the characters and things in the book connect and react.

- Nick, RRHS Student

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Student Review: The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R. L. Stine

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Cory, the main character, saw the new girl, and now he tries to look for her. But, he can't find her, and when he digs a little too deep he finds out the real her. I recommend this book because it plays in your head as a movie, and it's relatively easy to follow along with. You would like this book if you like…scary and suspenseful movies or any book that leads you on.

- Terrence, RRHS Students

Monday, February 10, 2014

Comic: The Rich and The Dead by Liv Spector

Looking for a good book?  Try reading this comic-style book talk of The Rich and The Dead, by Liv Spector.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Student Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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In The Crucible, the setting is during the grim days of the Salem Witch Trials and brings the reader closer to understanding the issue that still heavily affects the progress of American civilization, or in other words the problem of guilt by association. The small village must do whatever it can to survive in the vast wilderness of the early colonies. Being surrounded by fear and demonic beliefs causes havoc in the village. Some are heartbroken by love, while others are begging for innocence from a group of liars who have the whole community in their hands. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of plays. It really has a good format and plot, so it catches the readers' eye quickly. You would like this book if you like… suspense, drama, or mystery.

- Sergio, RRHS Student

Monday, February 3, 2014

Get Groovy!: 1960s & 1970s Celebration

As part of the year-long celebration of One Hundred Years of RRHS, the library will host "Get Groovy!" on Friday, February 7th. The staff will be dressed in attire inspired by the 1960s and 1970s, and students can drop by to take pictures in the photo booth, participate in a paddle ball contest, complete a crossword puzzle, watch episodes of M*A*S*H, and enjoy candy from the era.