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.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Club Meeting, 19 Oct. 2015

Some announcements: The Texas Book Festival was another big success, with over 300 authors and good weather. Amanda Eyre Ward will be speaking at Georgetown Library. At the Round Rock Library there will be a Literary Matters Trivia Night (Tuesday, November 10th, 7 PM) and the First Annual Literary Festival (Saturday, Nov. 14th, from 1 to 5). Carol will nominate in December (for February), and Patty will nominate in January (for March).

Before Cindy T. led the discussion of The Martian, Jay nominated for the book we will discuss in January. We chose Too Close to the Falls, by Catherine Gildiner, a memoir of her growing up near Niagara NY, covering her life from age 4 to 12, during which she helped in her Dad's pharmacy and delivered drugs to his customers (including Marilyn Monroe's sleeping pills). Jay also recommends Gildiner's subsequent memoirs, After the Falls (ages 12-21) and Coming Ashore (in her 20's). Books nominated but not chosen were Richard Russo's The Risk Pool (a novel about the father he never knew), and Jenna Blum's Those Who Save Us (a novel about how non-Jews dealt with the Holocaust). Frank will be getting in copies of Too Close to the Falls for us, and some of her later books if we want to continue reading the compelling memoirs about her life.

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