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.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Virginian: First Western

We had a great group at Barnes & Noble last Monday! If you were one of those lucky enough to be with us, you left with a fairly complete understanding of The Virginian, by Owen Wister, and its place in history. I opened the discussion with something one of you who couldn't be there at the meeting had told me: that this book was a basis or inspiration for Star Wars. This potentially fabulous concept fell flat. No one could do much with it, especially those who had read the book and seen the movies. Oh well. We moved on to discuss The Virginian as indeed the basis and model for most every Western novel written after it...the good ones, anyway. Perhaps it was because The Virginian was so well crafted; or maybe it was because not only was it well-crafted and good reading, but it also included every aspect of a real but fleeting lifestyle plus more. I thought it interesting that when we dissected the history, we found that the time of the stereotypical cowboy lasted only about 40 years. Considering how many books and knock-offs such as TV shows and movies center on the cowboy life, ie, life at the time of The Virginian, one would think the era had lasted 100 years! We had some disagreement as to whether the protagonist in the book was an outsider or an insider among his peers. Certainly, he was a leader! You know if Cary Grant played him, he was a leader! Most of us enjoyed The Virginian; there were a few who found the writing somewhat hard to get into. Several who don't generally seek out Westerns were surprised at how much they enjoyed the book, myself among them.

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