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

Literary Events

What's New?__________

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, 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.

Monday, June 22, 2009

3 Members Read ALL of Team of Rivals!

Kudos to Barbara and Dennis, who read the whole book for this meeting! Both seemed to enjoy the book. I couldn't devote the time these past 2 months, and I was disappointed that I had to miss some of this reading experience. I listened to an abridged version, a 9-hour edition. During most of the audiobook, I sat with the book in my lap and read along. Sometimes I read parts of the book that were left out of the audio version. The book was well written, and a lot of it was fascinating! There was much insight into the historic characters and the details of their lives. The human aspects of these political people (and rivals indeed) were amazingly similar to the way people are today!

Sandy, who nominated the book, had read it when she heard Barack Obama say that if he became President and had to choose 2 books to bring to the White House, this would be one of them. For our meeting, Sandy had prepared a lot of detailed summary and analysis. This made the meeting very interesting for all of us and certainly helped those who were not able or willing to take on the challenge of this read. Thanks, Sandy!

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