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

Literary Events

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival will be Saturday and Sunday October 31 and November 1. We always talk about this event at our book club meetings. Everyone who goes enjoys it! The festival is such a wonderful literary event! It's fun to be among crowds of people who love books and reading! The Capitol building and grounds require your walking shoes but reward you for your efforts. The Capitol has marble floors, shiny wood, and comfortable chairs. Listening to a panel of authors talk to you while you sit in a swiveling chair in the Senate Chamber where famous Texan politicians have sat is an experience to savor!

Outside, you walk across the Capitol lawns to the street, and there are big tents set up. There is a children's area with several tents. My favorite children's author this year is Rosemary Wells. I remember reading her cute picture books with my children(she'll be speaking at a different location, though). In another big tent, cookbook authors will prepare recipes and give out samples all day. You'll find our Frank in the cooking tent this year! (Frank may not have chosen it, but I think he'll enjoy it!) There is a music tent with live music all day (of course, this is Austin)! Then there are the sales tents, with many books on sale. Do some advanced planning (advance planning? Which do you say?) and bring your holiday gift list with you to get great gifts for great prices! The main event is the tent where all the books by all the attending authors are sold, and the adjoining "signing tent," where the authors will be signing their books after their presentations.

Authors whose books we have read who will be speaking at the festival include David Liss (we read The Coffee Trader, and he has a new book), Amanda Eyre Ward who will meet with us on October 19th, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Ehrenreich (we read Nickel & Dimed, and she has a new book), Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and new book Eating Animals). Look how well-read our book club is! Did I miss any of our authors who are going to be there?

Several of us in the book club will be volunteering at the book festival, too! I hope to see you there!

To see this year's author listing and schedule, go to texasbookfestival.org

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