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

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series:The Hill Country Authors Series will feature Air National Guard major MJ Hegar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the library. She is author of Shoot Like a Girl and we will be discussing her novel at the event. Please help us publicize this fund raising event and plan to join us at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St. The doors will open at 1:30 for a delicious dessert from the Red Poppy Cafe, with the talk beginning at 2 PM. Tickets will be available for $15 beginning April 2 at Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library and online at They may be purchased at the door for $18 on the day of the event.


Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently scheduled to debut March 30th. 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.

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