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STBAMMP that RRWTS

May 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on STBAMMP that RRWTS

The April 27th meeting of the Reading Rocks book club covered some, but not all, of Nicola Yoon’s book Everything, Everything.  Some but not all of the Rocks had finished it, so we generally avoided spoilers until the next meeting on May 11th.  In my opinion, the cover is crazily appropriate for the kind of ostentatious […]

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She’s not in line

December 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on She’s not in line

Sooo…yesterday’s Reading Rocks meeting was purple but not clairvoyant.  Things like this happened: “Time is a social construct.”   “Yeah, and we just decide to comply with it.” “Wait, are we letting that go as fact? ‘Time is a social construct,’ because I don’t think that’s accurate.  I mean, doesn’t the earth move around the […]

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ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

August 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

COPIES OF THE RED QUEEN ARE HERE FOR THE READING ROCKS!!

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Reading Rocks discover controversy

November 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Reading Rocks discover controversy

Last Thursday, the Rocks met to discuss the book Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, a book that has some issues.   When I say issues, I mean that one of the characters is openly gay.  Some of the Rocks were uncomfortable with this issue, while others were fine with […]

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A few good books…from our pal!

February 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on A few good books…from our pal!

When you see Mr. Wernentin in the hall, say THANK YOU!  He was able to get some new books for your library!  Here’s just a few of the new titles we have on display in our “New Books” section thanks to our awesome principal! 16 1/2 on the Block Sweet, Hereafter   A Stolen life […]

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Have a wonderful fall break!

October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Have a wonderful fall break!

We will see you back in the library on October 24th, coincidentally when a LOT of books are due back!  We’re so glad you are planning some pleasure reading during your time off school work.  Some of you may be doing college visits, have a great time school shopping!  Here’s a few of the new books […]

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Lots and lots of new books!

October 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Lots and lots of new books!

You may have noticed a few changes in your library this year…check out the awesome display of infectious diseases on the grand piano!   I mean BOOKS about infectious diseases, of course!  But wait, there’s more!  We also have some great new Steampunk books: Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, Retribution Falls,  The Rise of […]

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Rocky library has the 2011 Abe Nominees!

April 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rocky library has the 2011 Abe Nominees!

We recently put up our new  2011 Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois’ High School Readers’ Choice Award display in the library.  Try some of these titles that were chosen by high school students around Illinois.   Post a comment, ANY comment, even if you HATED the book, tell us why!  We would love to hear your opinions! Um, […]

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Olympics and Sports

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Olympics and Sports

Our most recent acquisitions include some sports biographies and other books of interest as we enter the Winter Olympic season. Have you seen or heard about the movie “The Blind Side?”  It’s based on the book by the same name, a wonderful true story of a talented young athlete  rescued by football and a generous and […]

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Are you an evil genius?

October 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Are you an evil genius?

You may want to check out some of our new books written specifically for you! From Bionics for the evil genius : 25 build-it-yourself projects to 51 high-tech practical jokes for the evil genius the Rocky library has all of your evil needs covered! The   EVIL GENIUS books are on display with ALL of our […]

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