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

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!

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.


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 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.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Source, the library, & etc.

First of all, thanks to the alert attendees at Monday's discussion who knew that The Source is by James Michener, not Irving Stone! It's a memorable book that I'd recommend for those who particularly enjoyed the layers of historical lore (and potential for misunderstanding by future societies) in People of the Book. That format, rather than any particular episode or character, was what I appreciated most about People.

Two reminders about upcoming/ongoing events at Round Rock Public Library: Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger is July's choice for adult book club discussion. You have two options for sessions on Tuesday, July 6. The 2:00 discussion will meet in the back room at Star Co., a nifty cafe venue just down the street from the library (114 E. Main). The 7:00 session can be found in Meeting Room B at the library. White Tiger won the 2008 Man Booker Prize and has generated a great deal of comment. You'll understand why when you read it.

Also, the library's adult summer reading program (open to RRPL cardholders) runs through August 9. Since you read anyway, why not enjoy the fun of documenting your literary activity and entering the prize drawing? Prizes include two $100 Best Buy gift cards and a few other nice awards. This year's theme is "Connect to Your World: Read" and you are welcome to count books that you purchase, already own, etc.; titles don't have to be checked out at the library in order to qualify.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

I wish I had known about this sooner. I would like to read White Tiger. It was nominated once but not chosen; maybe it will get a second chance with us. Thanks for the info, Linda!