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. ]
The TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL will be held in and around the Capitol Building November 4-6 2016
If You Can Get the Smithsonian TV Channel, You Can Watch "Sinking the Lusitania: An American Tragedy"
The sinking of the Lusitania and the impact it had in determining the fate of World War I is widely known. But few know the stories of the passengers and crew aboard the doomed luxury liner, or the German commander who ordered the deadly attack on May 7, 1915. Follow the final voyage of the massive ship, from her celebrated exit from New York's Pier 54 to her 18-minute plummet off the coast of Ireland. Through firsthand accounts, meet the men, women, and children who rode the "Greyhound of the Seas" into a war zone, and into history.
The show will be on the Smithsonian Channel August 11th at 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and August 21 at 4:00 PM. There are several video clips you can watch - they're good!! http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/sinking-the-lusitania-an-american-tragedy/0/3420538
(Thanks to Peggy for this information.)
Georgetown Library Presents author Karen Mahajan, who wrote The Association of Small Bombs, November 2, 2:00 pm. $15.00 ADMISSION. More information soon or contact the Georgetown Public Library
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Recommend One Second After as a complement to World Made by Hand
Hello book friends,
I have just finished our January selection World Made by Hand which I very much look forward to discussing in January. After you’ve finished it, if you’re looking for more, I recommend One Second After* by William R. Forstchen as a good complement. One Second After addresses life in the IMMEDIATE aftermath (in this case of an electromagnetic pulse), while World Made by Hand represents life 10+ years later. Each book triggered lots of pondering - but about somewhat different things.
*Billie Perkins nominated this book for our club a few years ago but it was not selected.