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

Literary Events

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The TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL will be held in and around the Capitol Building November 4-6 2016

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Hill Country Authors Series—November 2

Austin author Karan Mahajan will speak at the next Hill Country Authors Series on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 2 pm at the Library on his latest novel The Association of Small Bombs.

In this novel Mahajan writes about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation. His book is about the effects of one small bombing on all the people who were there, or associated with the people who were there. It tells how this bombing affects people for the rest of their lives. It also covers the terrorists: how they set up the bombing, and what happens to them during the blast. And afterwards: are they caught, do they have a trial?

The Austin-American Statesman said “A tour de force of psychological probing and empathy.” And the New York Times Book Review noted that the book is “Wonderful …smart, devastating, unpredictable and enviably adept in its handling of tragedy and its fallout.”

The Huffington Post said “In a post-9/11 world, this novel should be considered a must-read.”

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, at the WOW!mobile, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A delicious dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served with the presentation.

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Round Rock Public Library Events: Book Buzz Thursday, November 10th

6:00 PM - Introduction to the Round Rock Friends of the Library. Learn about this volunteer group and grab seats for Book Buzz.

7:00 PM - Book Buzz: A publisher will summarize books that will be published during the next year. There will be prizes and refreshments and a free book for everyone!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We'll always have Paris

For those now reading The Paris Wife, may I suggest a photo book that will give an excellent feel for life among the artists and writers in Montparnasse during the 20's? If you can find a copy, take a look at Kiki's Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900-1930. And be sure to read the captions and text (and even the footnotes!). It really enriches your understanding of the life and times of the art community in Paris. It seems like everyone was there then.This is also when Barnes was amassing his wonderful collection of art (which some of you may have seen part of, when it came to the Kimball).

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

Please bring it to our discussion?