The Round Rock Public Library is creating a non-fiction adult reading group for people seeking artistic, cultural, and intellectual opportunities.
It's first meeting will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, to discuss Dr. Andrew Weilâ€™s latest book: Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future.
About the reading group
The Round "Rock, Paper, Scissors" group will meet monthly to discuss books of interest to members. It was named by Dr. Blair Carter, the group facilitator, as a way of conveying the importance of having fun while reading and discussing interesting books. (The rock, paper, scissors game, some of you may remember, is a peaceful way of settling differences, often learned in childhood and forgotten later in life.)
The purpose of the group is to have fun while learning about new things. Members of the group will be involved in determining its direction and content. Consider coming and helping to make it happen!
About Dr. Carter
Dr. Blair Carter, the group facilitator, has been an avid reader since he was a little kid playing "rock, scissors, paper" with his friends and family. He learned this game before beginning his attendance at the Indiana University School in Bloomington. He loves reading, writing, (and even "arithmeticking"). From a more formal perspective he has several college degrees: a BA from UT, an MA from Michigan State, an MBA from the University of Houston, and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston (part of the Texas Medical center). He also is Certified in Public Health and is a Project Management Professional.
He has worked as a professor, academic administrator, writer, entrepreneur, and in other capacities. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Health Care KEYS (Knowledge and Experience @ Your Service), located here in Round Rock. He does have a life but doesnâ€™t let it interfere too much with his reading.