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: rrnewneighbors.org [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

Literary Events

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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Thanks to Cindy V. for sending me listings of 2 TV series you might find interesting, and you might have access to:

The Son (book by Philipp Meyer), starring Pierce Brosnan. On AMC starting April 8.

American Gods (book by Neil Gaiman) on Starz, starting April 30.
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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature Texas author Paulette Jiles discussing her upcoming novel News of the World, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
WHERE: The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas.
WHY: All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting April 3, 2017, at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, online at folgeorgetown.org/calendar, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
THE BOOK: In 1870 a 10-year-old girls makes a journey back to her aunt and uncle’s home after living with Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four year earlier. Subsequently she is traded to Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a 70-year-old war veteran, who takes her 400 miles to her family near San Antonio.
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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday May 16th 7:00-8:30. They will discuss Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain. They will be voting on future book choices. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Book Buzz - June 6th, evening - Round Rock Public Library - Free, but seating is limited. Reservations are necessary and will open closer to the time of the event.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Author Visit: Elizabeth Moon

Too bad I don't have a new smileys program yet - haven't had much time for play lately. But, it would be fun to try to find an appropriate smiley to express our enjoyment of our visit with Elizabeth Moon last Monday! I think everyone enjoyed it! Elizabeth began talking about her book that we read, The Speed of Dark, and ended up talking about her autistic son, and a few other interesting topics. I was surprised that so many of us have been touched by mentally impaired people in our lives. Then I got to thinking about "the spectrum," as Elizabeth called it, and I think that a lot of people's aberrations may place them on or near "the spectrum," causing various degrees of disruption in their lives and the lives connected with them.

Thanks to those of you brought people to the discussion and to those who shared very personal stories about your friends and relatives and the difficulties and triumphs you have seen with them! The sharing made the meeting a very special and interesting one, more personal even than sharing our opinions about books, which can get rather personal at times!

Carol Rizzo was there for the New Neighbors group, taking some photos - I wonder where they will turn up?

I think the high points of our book discussion meetings are the times when we have an author visit! It spices up things a bit! Thanks to Frank for helping get Elizabeth here! And, thanks especially to Elizabeth for taking the time to visit with us and sharing with us! I decided to send a copy of this message to Elizabeth instead of writing a separate thank-you; it makes it more of a group activity. We tried to get her to join our group - I was getting all excited about it - but she hasn't time. But, you are still invited to join us any time, Elizabeth! Third Monday at 1:00 @Barnes/Noble!

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