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. ]
July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
Thanks to Cindy V. for sending me listings of 2 TV series you might find interesting, and you might have access to:
The Son (book by Philipp Meyer), starring Pierce Brosnan. On AMC starting April 8.
American Gods (book by Neil Gaiman) on Starz, starting April 30.
The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature Texas author Paulette Jiles discussing her upcoming novel News of the World, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
WHERE: The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas.
WHY: All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting April 3, 2017, at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, online at folgeorgetown.org/calendar, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
THE BOOK: In 1870 a 10-year-old girls makes a journey back to her aunt and uncle’s home after living with Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four year earlier. Subsequently she is traded to Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a 70-year-old war veteran, who takes her 400 miles to her family near San Antonio.
Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday May 16th 7:00-8:30. They will discuss Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain. They will be voting on future book choices. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
Book Buzz - June 6th, evening - Round Rock Public Library - Free, but seating is limited. Reservations are necessary and will open closer to the time of the event.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Went to see Storm Warning movie I blogged about
By Pam. This was a not-well-publicized Round Rock Reads event [even library employees at the movie admitted that], and the LAST RR Reads event on Crusade for Justice. There were only 10 people other than the author Ken Anderson and library staff. Ken, who had never heard of the movie, watched it with us. When he spoke after the movie he said "wow", then "no resemblance to Dan Moody's life".... I beg to differ. It was a dark movie, but KKK is a dark subject. Ronald Reagan was great. This was the only movie Doris Day ever died in - no funny business here. I asked Ken how he researched for the book. He said by looking at 365 days x 7 years of Austin American (morning and afternoon editions) on microfilm/fiche (I get those mixed up). I also asked about other books about Moody or Fergusons. He said no one has written any except there is a book on Ma Ferguson that is quite good. He laughed and said he isn't really welcomed in Bell County anymore!