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

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series events will be listed here. Next event:

Nov 1, 2017 2:00 PM in the Georgetown Public Library.

Highlight and right click on this "link" to see everything you need to know to attend. https://folgeorgetown.org/event/hcas-meg-gardiner/
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was given to author Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Amazon is planning a video series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. Date of release is not yet announced.
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The Texas Book Festival will be on the grounds of and inside the Capital building on November 4th and 5th.
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Donna Johnson is moderator for a session at the Texas Book Festival: Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 3:30-4:15

Session Location: Cap. Ext. 2.012

Signing Location: Main Signing Tent

Author(s): Ben Taylor, Michael Frank

Moderator: Donna Johnson

Description:


Defining Moments, Indelible Memoirs

A handshake with JFK in 1963 and an eccentric Hollywood aunt shape the respective lives of Ben Taylor (The Hue and Cry at Our House) and Michael Frank (The Mighty Franks). As their years unfurl through these distinct American lenses, the writers approach boundaries of time, family and memory, while reconciling childhood forces with the men they have become.


Monday, August 4, 2003

Seabiscuit Wins Our Unbridled Enthusiasm

At our recent meeting, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand, was described with unbridled enthusiasm. As we went around the circle, more and more positive aspects of the book were pointed out. If I remember correctly, Patty has done a lot of horseback riding, Loretta went to the Kentucky Derby on her honeymoon but didn't see the Biscuit there, I lived near the Pimlico track for a while long after Seabiscuit's day, and several others have been to the races.
IMHO, the movie is worth seeing, but the book was better! It is fun to see the races on the screen

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