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  • Texas in her Own Words is the winner!

    Thanks to everyone who showed up at Tuesday night's kickoff celebration of Round Rock Reads!  A special thanks to City Council Member Carlos Salinas for announcing the winning book and to author Tweed Scott for his entertaining talk. We'd also like to thank Starbucks for providing coffee and yummy pastries and for Barnes and Noble ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 02-14-2008
  • And The Winner Is....

    You'll find out if you come to the Round Rock Reads kickoff celebration this Tuesday night at the library!  At 7 PM, City Council Member Carlos Salinas will announce the book that we will read as a community in the coming months.  Author Tweed Scott will talk to us about what a real Texan is, we'll have yummy snacks, and Barnes ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 02-10-2008
  • It's time to vote!

    I know, I know...it's not the easiest time of year; the holidays are over, time to take down the Christmas decorations, time to start working on those New Year's resolutions.  What's there to look forward to, you ask?  Round Rock Reads!  You get to vote, starting TODAY! What book should our city read during the ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 01-01-2008
  • What should we read?

    You get to help decide.  Starting January 1st, the Round Rock Public Library will launch its second annual Round Rock Reads program with a 31-day election that will determine the book our city will read in 2008.  You can vote online on the City's website starting January 1st, or you can vote in-person at ballot locations ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 12-17-2007
  • The author speaks

    I got a response from Mr. Urrea this week answering the questions some of us had about his book, The Devil's Highway.  I'll post his response here.  The questions I asked him in my email were: Why did you write the book?  And, are you in touch with any of the survivors?  Here is his response: " ...As far as ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 09-07-2007
  • The Book

    We had a great brown-bag discussion of The Devil's Highway last Saturday. Near the end of the event, we came up with a few questions for Mr. Urrea, the author, so I've been waiting to post until I heard back from him. Well, he hasn't responded yet, but I promise I will let you know when he does. This is what we decided to ask ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 08-03-2007
  • Panel Wrap-up

    The panel discussion on immigration Monday evening at City Hall was lively.  A crowd of about 50 people were in attendance, and many stayed until the end to ask questions of the panelists.  Reverend Dr. William Sappenfield served as the moderator and each panelist got approximately two minutes to answer each of Dr. ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-26-2007
  • Immigration Panel Discussion Monday night moved to Council Chambers

    We've moved the Immigration Panel Discussion from the library to the Council Chambers in City Hall.  The acoustics are better at this location, plus the disucssion will be videotaped and podcasted.  If you can't make the discussion (Monday night, 7-9 PM), it will be broadcast live on Channel 10.  Council Chambers are ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-19-2007
  • Los Trabajadores/ The Workers

    Monday night, the documentary film, Los Trabajadores/The Workers screened at the library. I was pleased with the attendance (28); clearly there are folks in Round Rock who care about the immigration issue and how it affects us here in central Texas.  The film's director, Heather Courtney,was in attendance as well. For those ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-11-2007
  • One side of the story

    The Dustin Inman Society was featured on NPR this week.  This grassroots group advocates securing America's borders and enforcing deportation "in such a way that creates an inhospitable climate so that illegal immigrants will leave, and employers won't hire them," said president of the group, D.A. King.  You can ...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-06-2007
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