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

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!

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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.
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HILL COUNTRY AUTHORS SERIES

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 www.folgeorgetown.org/calendar. 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.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Books for Texans Book Club - join now to vote for next 6 months books!!

Posted by Pam Fuchs.
I love our book club, but if you have a particular interest in books related to Texas, fiction and nonfiction, now's the time to ALSO join [free] the Books for Texans Book Club. Meets monthly, 3rd Tuesday at the Georgetown Public Library. Sponsored by the Williamson Museum.

The reason to get involved now is because you have until Monday 12/7 to submit 2 recommendations for books the group would read Jan thru Jun 2009, then vote for your 6 favorites from the compiled of all recommendations; the top-6-most-vote-getting books will be read during those months.

If you read this after 12/7 but before 12/15, you still have an opportunity to attend the 12/15 meeting and vote.

More details:
The next Books for Texans meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15, in the Hewlett Room at the Georgetown Public Library at 7:00 p.m. December's book selection is "True Women" by Janice Woods Windle. Refreshments will be special offerings from the "True Women Cookbook".
Book Recommendation Deadline
The deadline to recommend books for the next 6 months is Monday, December 7. Mickie Ross will put all of the recommendations together in an email early next week and we will vote at the December meeting. If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can send your vote by email to mross@williamsonmuseum.org before 6:00 pm on December 15. Below is the information on how the book selection process works.
Step 1: Submit suggestions.
Our first step is getting input on what you would like to read January thru June. We hope each of you will propose up to two books for consideration. If you have already submitted forms, we will include them in our considerations.

To submit suggestions:
- Use the Book Recommendation Form [at williamsonmuseum.org, click on Books for Texans Book Club ]and complete as much information as possible about each book. Email your forms to mross@williamsonmuseum.org no later than Monday 12/7.

Step 2: Email list of suggested books to members.
This list, with information about each book, will be emailed the week before the meeting. Members will have time to review and consider which books they wish to vote for.

Step 3: Vote on book choices.
Each member will vote for 6 books - on or before December 15th.
Voting will take place at the December 15th meeting. The 6 books with the most votes will be the winners.
Step 4: Winning book choices announced.
Winners will be announced at the December 15th meeting. The winner with the least number of pages will be our January read. Museum staff will determine the order of the remaining 5 months of books and email list.

Requirements for books proposed:
1. Must be about Texas and can be fiction or nonfiction.
2. Must be readily available and paperback.

1 comment:

David A. Bedford said...

I really like what you are doing in your club. My new release, Angela 1: Starting Over can't meet your requirements because it's not paperback. It is set in coastal Texas and Texan readers will love it, so I just want to let people know about it. To find out more, just click on my name and follow the link to my website. I also invite you to read my blog at www.davidabedford.aegauthorblogs.com