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.


Monday, June 19, 2006

We had a good discussion of The Good Earth., by Pearl Buck. Lots of ideas came out. We seemed to focus a lot on the female characters and how they were treated at the time of the book in Chinese society. It’s a tribute to the author that we were able to dig into the characters – there was a lot there to discuss! A high point of the discussion was near the end, when a young Chinese mother who was sitting near us in the café came over to us and said she had been listening to our discussion and found it interesting. She said women were doing much better in China now, even saying that women are having their revenge. I don’t know exactly what that means, except that maybe they are still treated as being special but are also getting rights. She drew some Chinese characters for us, for man and woman, and showed us that the symbol showing a house with a man and woman in it means “peace,” and a house with two women in it means “war.”

The café is new for us – let’s consider it an opportunity! The tables were nice for talking over and having our snacks. The acoustics were a little echoey, and it was a little hard to hear each other. We might change some things for next time.

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