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

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!

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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.
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HILL COUNTRY AUTHORS SERIES

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 www.folgeorgetown.org/calendar. 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.


Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Human Stain, by Philip Roth - Won't Try a Pun on This One!

Our discussion of The Human Stain was well attended, with several new readers joining us! Katy presented the book in a unique manner. She first suggested we think about the big-picture question of why Coleman made the choice to live as a white man. Then she took us through the plot step-by-step, asking discussion questions but not focusing on the plot so much as on the characters and the ways they affected each other. And, in the end, it all explained a lot of reasons why Coleman made his choice. Thank you, Katy! It was evident that this book was an excellent choice for discussion. Endless potential topics for discussion seem to arise from it! The discussion helped some of us to enjoy the book more.

We saw two good movies lately I thought I’d mention! One was “The Human Stain.” Very interesting rendition. It’s always interesting to see the movie after reading the book. I loved Anthony Hopkins! Nicole Kidman did a great job of being Faunia Farley – I thought she was definitely the character…painful person that Faunia was!

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