All ages are encouraged to create their own original poem around the theme “Keep Rowlett Beautiful.” All entries must be able to fit on a standard 8.5” x 11” sheet and can be written on our physical form or uploaded digitally as a Word document or PDF. Original art that is incorporated into the poem is welcome, as long as it still fits on a single 8.5” x 11” sheet. Winning entries will be displayed as a poster at the library throughout April.

All entries are due by 5:30pm on Saturday, March 26.

For more information or to upload your digital entry, click HERE.
Entry Form & Guidelines
Calling all local steampunk enthusiasts as well as those simply curious! Join us on Saturday, March 12 at 11am for a delicious adventure as we explore the fascinating world of Steampunk whilst we nibble on delectable treats and savor herbal teas in the superb Victorian Rowlett Library Tea Room. A traditional tea, complete with “biscuits,” will be provided. Compete in the Tea Duel to see who’s the greatest dunker of them all. Steampunk attire and accessories are encouraged, but not required, for all guests.
Join us for an enlightening afternoon as we celebrate women past and present on Saturday, March 26 at 11am. Light refreshments will be served. 

The group will discuss Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson (Western Mystery) in the Library Activity Room on Wednesday, March 2 at 1pm

April’s book will be The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King (Mystery). 

A Ceilidh is a social event in which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling. On Thursday, March 3 at 6:30pm, play your instrument or sing with our host, Seamus Delmont, who will lead us in song and music, and provide instrument demonstration. If you have an instrument or love of Celtic music, bring them and share. No experience required. 
Local realtor, Pam Bell, will talk about the basics of buying a home and homeownership on Saturday, March 5 at 10am. Topics will include financial management, budgeting, understanding credit, navigating the mortgage process, and homeowner responsibilities.  
Maker Monday is an in-person craft program for adults led by Library staff every 2nd & 4th Monday night at 6:30pm. Each workshop features a different craft as well as various methods and techniques. All materials are provided free of charge. Ages 14 and up welcome.

March 14: DIY Cleansers
March 28: Personalized Drinkware
Put your knowledge to the test on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30pm. Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month for Trivia Night. Teams or single players are welcome. The trivia topic will change each month, so be ready for some competitive fun. Kahoot will be used to play.
Want to get more involved in your library? Come to a Friends of the Library meeting every 3rd Tuesday at 6:30pm. Membership is not required in order to attend the meetings.

To join the Friends of the Library, click HERE.
To help prepare for the 2022 Community Young Artist Exhibit presented by the Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission, kids ages 8-13 will have the opportunity to work on their submissions. Bring a project you are already working on and receive expert advice or complete our provided project on Wednesday, March 9 at 1pm

More information on this contest can by found by clicking HERE.
2022 Young Artists Exhibit Information Packet
Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime: A 20-minute lapsit storytime featuring developmentally appropriate board books, rhymes, and movement encouraging early literacy for infants 0-18 months. If children can walk steadily, then we suggest Family Storytime. Caregivers also learn valuable information on how to continue building literacy at home. 

*There will be no Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime on Tuesday, March 15
Family Storytime: For children of all ages who can actively engage. This interactive storytime with books, music, and movement is a high engagement storytime that instills the love of literacy and the Library at an early age. Caregivers also learn valuable information on how to continue building literacy at home. Thursday is a repeat of Wednesday’s program. 

*There will be no Family Storytime on Wednesday, March 16 or Thursday, March 17
Bricks & Books: Use toy building bricks to complete different challenges based on books. This program is for school age students 10-18.

*There will be no Bricks & Books on Tuesday, March 15
Rovers: Participants explore the wide world through reading, STEM, and innovation. This program is for school age students 6-9.

*There will be no Rovers on Thursday, March 17
Teen Takeover: Teens can come hang out, eat pizza, and watch a movie related to a book on Saturday, March 19 at 11am. We will discuss the book and the movie (love or hate) in open-minded discussion. Starting March 7, claim an activity kit to accompany the book and movie. March’s selection is The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. Registration is requested for an accurate food order. You can register at the red reference desk or online on the Library’s website HERE. For school age students 13-18.
During the GISD Spring Break at 2pm (Monday 3/14 to Friday 3/18),
school-age children and teens can explore different holidays and events with activities, crafts, and more. 
Monday, March 14 - Pi(e) Day
  • Celebrate Pi (3.14) and Einstein's birthday with crafts, activities, and snacks.
Tuesday, March 15 - Film 101
  • Learn how to use a camera and the basics of filming with the City of Rowlett’s very own Creative Services Producer, Drew Rist.
Wednesday, March 16 - Emergency Prep
  • Join us for fun and engaging emergency preparedness planning. 
Thursday, March 17 - Irish Festival
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with activities, music, and more.
Friday, March 18 - Holi
  • Celebrate Holi (Festival of Colors) and the arrival of Spring.
The Library now has hotspots available for checkout! For more details about the lending process, please visit our website at or call us at 972-412-6161. 

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