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.


Friday, December 8, 2006

Our Alibi was Our Holiday Party

So, what did you think of Alibi, by Joseph Kanon? Everyone at the discussion enjoyed it, not just because we were discussing it at our wonderful and delicious holiday party! Several members said they were glad they read it. This was another book club surprise, a book most of us wouldn't have chosen to read on our own but one that turned out to be surprisingly good. We discussed the characters, the themes, and some possible implications in the story that weren't stated. We discussed Venice, too, which does seem to be an interesting place that is badly in need of modernization. One of the themes of the story was morals; many characters in the story killed people, but each character felt that they were a moral person. What did you think? Another theme was war, and the long-term ramifications, such as giving people moral choices combined with life/death choices and creating havoc for more years than anyone knows. We talked about some possibilities that might be fun to entertain were you to read the book a second time but were too complicated to figure out at our discussion…such as the possibility of the Adam being the son of Gianni.

The book was a great one for discussion – lots there! A new movie is about to be released of another book by the same author – The Good German, with George Clooney. I saw the coming attractions and it looks good. It seems to be in black & white. Kind of synchronicity that our group read Alibi without knowing that the author was considered so highly!

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