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.


Monday, April 28, 2003

Mrs. Dalloway Has a Party and We Look In

We read Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, right around the time that the movie "The Hours" was showing. This might have been a coincidence, a "synchronicity" of sorts. This has happened a number of times with our group, reading a book and then having the movie come out soon after. It might be that these books are more visible among the media when a movie is in the offing, so our nominators have them in the back (or front) of their minds.

Not much in the email archives about our Mrs. Dalloway discussion:

One of the questions Patty mentioned when she nominated the book which I thought was interesting as I read the book is, "Why is this book still popular today?" This doesn't just mean because of the current movie, The Hours, but why has the book remained popular into these modern times in general.

Austin may be planning to read Holes, by local author Louis Sachar, but Austin is also very much reading Mrs. Dalloway right now! I'll bet more people in greater Austin are reading Mrs. Dalloway right now than ever before combined!

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