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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We Stay for Evacuation Plan

Last week's author visit with Joe M. O'Connell (Evacuation Plan) - We had a good turnout and a good time! Joe told us a lot of the history behind the book. He won a competition to write a book about Christopher House, the hospice in Austin. He didn't tell us much about the contest. I was going to ask, but we got into so many topics that I never got back to that.

He first did some poetry about some of the patients he met there and their families. He told us about some of these people he met and he read some of the poems to us, and he told us where these real peoples' stories intertwined with those that he wrote up as fictitious characters for the book. He said there was one man, a patients, who kind of intimidated him, and so he just didn't bother to get to know that patient. That was the model for the main character of the book, Charlie Wright!

It was interesting to learn about Joe's process as well as about the people he met and their hospice stories. He brought the hospice to life! (Pun intended.) I think it was more fun to hear Joe's details and to ask him questions if you had read the book, but there were some good universal themes covered.

Joe said he thought the 2 main ideas of the book were (1) Forgive your parents, and (2) We make our own happiness. Interesting that the author has an interpretation that isn't necessarily the same as those of the readers, and Joe was the first to bring up that idea and give us license to interpret the book. He seemed to enjoy our comments, too.

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