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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Author Visit: Fred Burton, Author of Chasing Shadows

Note: This was not our regular meeting, but it was a special event related to us.

On May 11th, 2011, Fred Burton (who visited our group to talk about his book Ghost last spring) spoke at the Round Rock New Neighbors luncheon. Frank introduced Fred and sold books while Fred signed them. Our book club was well-represented by members of RRNN and book club members not affiliated with RRNN.

Burton has published a new book in April, called Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. Fred told us about the murder of the Israeli father of one of his classmates when he was in high school and how that political murder went unsolved until Fred reopened the file on it and worked on solving it. The book recounts the story of the murder, how it affected Fred, and how Fred worked to bring justice for the family involved.

Fred answered questions from the audience, covering such topics as the Mexican cartels, Al Kaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Chinese viewpoint, Iran, and the media.

1 comment:

Dee said...

So glad Fred had what sounds like a good visit to RRNN. He is a very entertaining speaker & seems to hold nothing back when asked his opinion. It was an honor to have my photo used on his last book, sorry I missed visiting to hear him speak.