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.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Meeting

We had a nice turnout for our guest speaker, Jim Hornfischer, author of Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, Ship of Ghosts, and Neptune's Inferno. Jim became interested in WWII in the Pacific at a young age, due to his model-building and playing war games (such as Midway and CA) Jim graduated from Colgate in 1987 and went right into the book publishing field, where he soon became the go-to guy for books on the Pacific War. He moved to Austin in 1993.

More interested in surface warfare than either carrier battles or submarines, he was encouraged to write an account of the Battle of Samar (part of the larger engagement of Leyte Gulf), during which the heroic crews of tiny destroyers confronted the huge battleships and cruisers of the main Japanese battle fleet. This was published in 2004 as the Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors.

Jim now acts as an agent for other writers, including Fred Burton and George Friedman (of Stratfor), Rich Frank (working on a trilogy of the Pacific War), Ron Powers (Flags of Our Fathers), Annie Jacobson (Area 51), and others. He is also assisting Marcus Lutrelle (Lone Survivor) with his second book, Service.

We held out business meeting after Jim's presentation. Books nominated for March included One Thousand White Women (Fergus; it turns out we have already read this), Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay; previously nominated), and Molokai (Alan Brennert, about the leper colony in Hawaii). We voted decisively for Molokai. Our book for February is Into Thick Air. At that time, Patty will nominate for April.

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