Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience

 

Read Across Texas, an initiative by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Texas Center for the Book, encourages communities to engage in tough but important conversations. In 2017, we invite Texans to use books as a bridge and talk about what happens when veterans come home.

The Round Rock Public Library, along with libraries and organizations across Texas, are participating in this inaugural effort to engage in a dialogue with the brave men and women who have served our country surrounding what happens following their transition when they return stateside.

How You Can Participate

Join us on Tuesday, May 16, from 7 to 8:30 in Meeting Room B to discuss “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” by Ben Fountain.

Check out this video of Ben Fountain discussing “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, February 23, 2017.

 

You can also keep up with our monthly recommended reads

 

February

 

March

 

April

 

May

The White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte

 

June

Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq edited by Lisa Bowman and Shannon Cain

 

July

The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens

August

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

 

September

October

The Long Walk by Brian Castner

November

Readers’ (and Viewers’) Choice