Round Rock Reads 2011
Round Rock Reads! is an event where the community reads the same book and then discusses it and participates in special programs tied to the theme of the book.
The Round Rock Reads 2011 Winner
Go Down Together: The True, Untold story of Bonnie & Clyde by Jeff Guinn Nonfiction
“...in this intensely readable account, [Guinn] deromanticizes two of America's most notorious outlaws (they were never... particularly competent crooks) without undermining the mystique of the Depression-era gunslingers. Clyde Barrow, a scrawny kid in poverty-stricken West Dallasin the late 1920s, stole chickens before moving on to cars, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Buck. In 1930, he met 19-year-old Bonnie Parker, and during the next four years Clyde, Bonnie and the ever-revolving members of the Barrow Gang robbed banks and armories all over the South, murdering at least seven people. Bonnie, who fancied herself a poet, wrote, Some day they'll go down together, and they did, in a Louisiana ambush led by famed ex–Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. With the brisk pacing of a novel, Guinn's richly detailed history will leave readers breathless until the final hail of bullets. 16 pages of b&w photos. (Mar.)
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Kick-off: Documentary film and speaker Mike Cox
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4
The Round Rock library will present the documentary film, Hunting Bonnie and Clyde, in Meeting Room C. Ice cream and popcorn provided! At 8 p.m., Mike Cox, local author and award winning journalist, will speak on the Texas Rangers. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to purchase Mr. Cox's books. He will be available to sign copies of his works.
Classic Film Night: Bonnie and Clyde
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12
The Round Rock Public Library presents our first ever Classic Film Night featuring the 1967 award winning film, Bonnie and Clyde, starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. This is perfect tie in to this year's Round Rock Reads. Popcorn provided!
1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17
The public is invited to join the Round Rock New Neighbors Book Discussion Group at the La Frontera Barnes and Noble store to discuss Go Down Together: The True, Untold story of Bonnie & Clyde.