Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently in theaters. Look for the DeLorean. (Hint-it's moving quickly and is black and you're more likely to find it if you watch one of the explanatory videos that elaborates on the trailer.) If you want to, stay on the YouTube page and see lots more about Ready Player One. After all, it's a movie about the native online generation.

Great and uplifting film!

Barnes & Noble La Frontera hosts the first meeting of a new nationwide Barnes & Noble Book Club May 2nd, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble La Frontera. The book is Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer. The book is available at Barnes & Noble La Frontera.


The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will host their 36th author event on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2 PM, in the Community Rooms of the library located at 402 W. 8th St.

The featured speaker will be local author, MJ Hegar, who published ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ in 2017.

In Shoot like A Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.

Tickets are $15 in advance. They’re available at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, and online at Tickets are available at the door for $18. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Coffee Company is included.

The event begins at 2 PM; doors open at 130 PM. Proceeds are used to fund unbudgeted items and other ongoing library projects.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Margaret Atwood Visits Southwestern University

My husband and I, Carla, and Bep and her daughter were there. Margaret Atwood is a small thin woman but full of fun and amazingly bright! She talked about her visit at Southwestern and traveling and then read two fairly long sections from her new book, Oryx and Crake (which I am now in the middle of and totally enjoying). She's a great reader! Of course! I would have preferred more autobiographical information, but I enjoyed the readings because the book is good!

Then she answered questions from the audience. She was very sharp and clever and funny! You could tell she had an outstanding mind and sense of humor. Even if she does answer similar questions wherever she goes, her answers were somewhat amazing for unrehearsed material. Someone asked her what led her to write Alias Grace, and she explained how she had heard about the sketchy history of the woman and she researched the story; she was intrigued by the complex interweaving of several people's stories and the lack of historical detail, so she created the potential history that might have happened.

Atwood would be a wonderful teacher! She seems very wise and wonderful!

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