Round Rock Public Library

Tween Book Club – Amulet: The Stonekeeper (v.1) (ages 9-12)

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Tween Book Club meeting Thursday, May 14, 2020.  Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the graphic novel Amulet: The Stonekeeper (v.1) by Kazu Kibuishi. Join us in Meeting Room B at 4:30 pm. Snacks and book themed games/crafts will be provided.

For more information or to request a copy of this month’s book:

Please contact the children’s desk, 512.218.3575.

Please Note:

The Round Rock Public Library Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month. While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens ages 9-12, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child.

Adulting 101 for Teens – Writing A Winning College Essay (teens, ages 12-18)

Welcome to Adulting 101 for Teens, a series of programs to help teens develop life skills to transition to adulthood. Our final presentation in the Winter/Spring series will teach teens how to approach college essays and is on Tuesday May 5th at 6:30 pm in meeting room A.

Ever wonder what it takes to write a compelling, effective college essay that will make you stand out in the college admissions process? Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays–essays about “Volunteering changed my life” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.” Better tales are there for the writing.

In this seminar, Collegewise Counselor, Liz Pack, will address what admissions officers really look for in great college essays and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. You won’t want to miss it!

Liz Pack’s Bio:

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Liz worked in the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an admissions counselor and fell in love with information sessions and providing advice about the college process. Looking for more experience in higher education, she traveled to UT Austin to complete her master’s degree in education and spent time as an admissions counselor in UT’s Office of Admissions.

Though she’s located in Austin, Liz is not just a UT Austin expert. While Collegewise Austin students are accepted at UT at five times the national admit rate, they also receive acceptances from universities all over the country! Our students have recently been admitted to the University of Virginia, Barnard, NYU, Rice, and Texas A&M.

For more information please contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012. 

 

 

 

Teen Book Club (ages 12-18): Wolf by Wolf

The Round Rock Public Library Teen Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month. Join us in The Teen Room at 6:30 PM, January 21.

2019 Teen Book Club Selections (selected by teens at the November 2019 book club) We are still deciding on some titles!

Please Note:While book club selections are chosen specifically for teens ages 12-18, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for their child/teen.

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Chess Club at the Library (ages 10-18)

King, Pawn, Rook, Castling, Checkmate, Stalemate! Do you know what these words mean? Do you like to play chess?  Looking to learn how to play?  If you answered yes, then this club is for you!

Tweens and teens, join us for come-and-go playing opportunities in meeting room B:

  • Saturday January 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday February 15, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday March 14 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Write On! Short Story Contest (ages 8-12)

The Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Write On! Tween Short Story Contest. Young authors, ages 8-12, may submit an original short story. The contest will be open from Thursday, March 26, 2020 – Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The top three short stories will be turned into a book which will become part of the Round Rock Public Library’s local author collection for children. Selected writers will also be invited to showcase their work at the Round Rock Public Library’s annual Local Author Fair. 

Contest guidelines:

  • Writers may enter one original short story.
  • The story must be a maximum of 2000 words or 5 pages double-spaced. 
  • Writers must be ages 8-12.
  • Previously published stories will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Write your story!
  • Save your story in a Word document or in a plain text file. In the e-mail message please include: writer’s name, parent or guardian’s name, writer’s age, an e-mail address and/or phone number and the story title. Attach the file and email it to: Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

 Questions?

Please contact Amy German at amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov or 512-218-7034

Tween Book Club: Comet Rising (ages 9-12)

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Tween Book Club meeting Thursday, March 12, 2020.  Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the book Comet Rising by MarcyKate Connolly. Join us in Meeting Room B at 4:30 pm. Snacks and book themed games/crafts will be provided.

For more information or to request a copy of this month’s book:

Please contact the children’s desk, 512.218.3575.

Please Note:

The Round Rock Public Library Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month. While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens ages 9-12, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child.

Teen Book Club (ages 12-18): Penny From Heaven

The Round Rock Public Library Teen Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month. Join us in The Teen Room at 6:30 PM, January 21.

2019 Teen Book Club Selections (selected by teens at the November 2019 book club) We are still deciding on some titles!

Please Note:While book club selections are chosen specifically for teens ages 12-18, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for their child/teen.

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Chess Club at the Library (ages 10-18)

King, Pawn, Rook, Castling, Checkmate, Stalemate! Do you know what these words mean? Do you like to play chess?  Looking to learn how to play?  If you answered yes, then this club is for you!

Tweens and teens, join us for come-and-go playing opportunities in meeting room B:

  • Saturday January 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday February 15, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday March 14 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Tween Book Club: Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation (ages 9-12)

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Tween Book Club meeting Thursday, February 13, 2020.  Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the book Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs. Join us in Meeting Room B at 4:30 pm. Snacks and book themed games/crafts will be provided.

For more information or to request a copy of this month’s book:

Please contact the children’s desk, 512.218.3575.

Please Note:

The Round Rock Public Library Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month. While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens ages 9-12, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child.