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.

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!