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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Author Visit - Karen Valby

Author Karen Valby delighted us with her stories about her book, Welcome to Utopia: Notes From a Small Town, and its characters! Valby's experience of several years of living near Utopia, Texas was clearly special and precious to her. We could tell she was and is very fond of the people she was involved with in Utopia.

Because the stories Valby told us were her own and those of the people of Utopia, I decided to leave this posting with a photo of Valby at our meeting. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all, isn't it?

This is a photo of Karen Valby on the right. On the left is RRNN Programs Coordinator Karen Hartle. Karen Valby was signing books for us and had to hurry to pick up her child from a program, so I didn't want to bother her. Just took this one photo when she was talking with Karen. Two Karens.

Those who attended the meeting enjoyed hearing Karen Valby's stories. For those who were unable to be there, the book and the afterword in the paperback version will have to suffice for info about the residents of Utopia, a small town at the brink of pop culture. 

1 comment:

michael j said...

karen, i just read your article/post about your weight lifting experience. You write so cute! And you are are adorable Michael