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
Readers’ (and Viewers’) Choice
- The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
- Freedom Ain’t Free: An Anthology of the Veterans of Central Texas by Martin and Francinn Parker
- The Best Years of Our Lives (1947 Academy Award for Best Picture)