RCP Players entertain Friends of Rockwall County Library

RCP Players entertain Friends of Rockwall County Library

(Rockwall) September 12, 2012 – A talented troupe from the Rockwall Community Playhouse entertained a full room at the first meeting of the Friends of the Rockwall County Library.  Pamela Whitaker, a director of RCP productions, introduced vocalists and dancers who presented selections from current, past and future shows. RCP opens its 17th season on September […]

Noted children’s musician, author coming to Rockwall library

(Rockwall) July 6, 2012 – Nationally acclaimed children’s musician and author Jim Gill will be in Rockwall for two days later this month as part of his national Family Room Tour. His visit will address two important aspects of childhood literacy – an entertaining concert and educational experience for families; and a workshop geared toward […]

Friends of Library inducts new board members

Friends of Library inducts new board members

(Rockwall) May 29, 2012 – An induction ceremony was held May 8 at the Rockwall County Library for the 2012-13 Friends of the Library Board. Former president Leigh Plagens installed the officers using a theme of “The Hats You Wear.” President Kathy Melston and President-Elect Beverly Stibbens head the slate. Becky Achenbach and Robyn Liane […]

Library volunteers recognized

(Rockwall) May 15, 2012 – At the final meeting of the year, volunteers Mary Hanrahan and Joan Parish were honored by the Friends of the Rockwall County Library. Hanrahan received the Hartman Award, given annually to a to a Friends member who has performed over and above the requirements of their position and has promoted […]

Volunteers’ time is money for Rockwall County Library

(Rockwall) April 10, 2012 – In a proclamation read by Judge Jerry Hogan, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court designated April 8-14 as National Library Week in Rockwall County. Kathleen Broze, president of Friends of the Library, and 2011 Hartman Award recipient Carolyn Duckworth presented Judge Hogan a facsimile check for $255,679.20 representing the value of volunteer […]

Columnist Steve Blow addresses Friends of the Library

(Rockwall) April 10, 2012 – Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow was the speaker for the April 10 luncheon meeting of the Friends of the Rockwall County Library. Addressing a sold-out room, Blow talked about his love of the written word and the importance of having reading materials in his home when he was growing up. […]

Columnist Steve Blow to speak at Friends of Library luncheon

Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow will entertain and enlighten the attendees at the next Friends of the Library Lunch Basket, scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the community room of the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellow Jacket Lane. Lunch will be catered by Zach. The cost is $15, payable at the […]

‘Go Red’ with Friends of the Rockwall Library

Join Friends of the Library for a “Go Red” luncheon presented by the American Heart Association. The lunch, catered by Zach, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane. The cost is $15 at the door. Reservations are required by Tuesday, Feb. 7 by calling 972-771-8976 […]

‘Serpent head’ revisited at Historical Foundation encore

‘Serpent head’ revisited at Historical Foundation encore

(Rockwall County) Sheri Fowler, program chair for the Rockwall County Historical Foundation, presented a local artifact known as a “serpent head” to guests attending the RCHF’S recent Brown Bag Lecture Series. The encore presentation of “Rock Wall Revisted – Myth or Mystery,” held at Rockwall’s Historic Downtown Courthouse on Dec. 9, offered updated information about […]

Rockwall’s Pumpkin Patch opens for 23rd year

(Rockwall) Scores of area youth recently joined other volunteers to unload truckloads of pumpkins for one of Rockwall’s most popular fall events – the Pumpkin Patch.  In its 23rd year of operation, Rockwall’s original Pumpkin Patch is  now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, through Sunday, Oct. 30. Visitors will discover […]