Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Organizational Meeting in May

Meeting today! Get involved in Galveston Reads 2013 project! We welcome new committee members. At this organizational meeting we will discuss plans for next year and talk about volunteer options. Rosenberg Library: 4:30 to 6 pm: Randall Room~~

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Second Saturday Book Club at Rosenberg Library

Attention Readers: Join us for the next meeting of Rosenberg Library’s
new book club!
Second Saturday Book Club
Noon to 1pm
Rosenberg Library, 2nd Floor, McCullough Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and help choose the first book to be read for our monthly meetings. Participate regularly or occasionally, whatever works for your interest and schedule.

2012 Selection Choices: primarily reading fiction, with nonfictions once every 3 months or so.

March : Lucky: by Alice Sebold (prequel to Lovely Bones, book to movie)
April: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
May: Salt by Mark Kurlansky

**Contact Poom at ptaylor@rosenberg-library.org or 409-763-8854 x115 for more information.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Author Lisa Genova will visit Galveston on March 6th!

Best-selling author and Harvard Ph.D., Lisa Genova, will be in Galveston on March 6 to speak about her book, Still Alice, this year’s Galveston Reads selection. Genova will speak at 5pm at UTMB’s Levin Hall as part of the Lefeber Winter Series on Aging Lecture and then will speak to the public at 7pm at Galveston College Student Center, 4015 Avenue Q.

Galveston Reads is pleased to welcome Lisa Genova to Galveston and to provide the public with the opportunity to learn from her, free of charge. Genova travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, ways to prevent, and what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM.

Genova deftly blends neuroscience expertise with insight into the human condition and relationships to create engaging and powerful novels. “In describing literary works seldom would we say ‘love story’ and ‘chilling’ in the same breath, yet that juxtaposition seems most apt in this instance as Alice’s world changes rapidly with the onset of this disease,” said Professor Michael Berberich, Galveston College, of Genova’s first novel, Still Alice.

A touching, true to life story told from the perspective of a fifty year-old Harvard University professor afflicted by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Still Alice won the 2008 Bronte Prize and the 2011 Bexley Book of the year, debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained a best seller for 40 weeks. It was nominated for the 2010 Indies Choice Debut Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association, was the #6 Top Book Group Favorite of 2009 by Reading Group Choices, a 2009 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, a 2009 Indie Next pick, a 2009 Borders Book Club Pick, and a 2009 Target Book Club pick. There are over a million copies in print, and it has been translated into 25 languages. Genova’s second book, Left Neglected chronicles the challenges of a “career driven supermom” whose life is changed following a car accident and brain injury. Left Neglected, a #1 Indie Next Pick, spent 7-weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list in hardcover and is now a paperback bestseller. Genova is writing her third novel, Love Anthony, the story of a boy with autism. Books will be available for purchase, to have autographed by the author, at the March 6th event.

Lisa Genova graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in Biopsychology and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University. Prior to her success as a novelist, Genova worked as a lab technician, NIH Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School Neuroanatomy Instructor, Healthcare Industry Strategy Consultant, and even an as an actress. In a revealing question and answer dialogue provided by her publisher, she describes her life as “blessed, expressive, unplanned, fearless, hopeful, full of love” and lists Still Alice as her greatest professional achievement to date.

Genova’s visit is the culmination of the Galveston Reads 2012 Event Series and is sponsored by the Rosenberg Library, Kempner Fund, Sealy Center on Aging UTMB, UTMB Department of Family Medicine, Galveston College, Texas A&M Galveston, Inn at the Waterpark and Moody Gardens. In its 9th year, Galveston Reads encourages unity through literature, hosting discussions, events, films and bringing speakers and authors of national acclaim to Galveston.

For more information, please visit or call the Rosenberg Library 409-763-8854 ext. 115.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Movie Night at TAMUG and Embracing Aging Art Exhibit Photos!

Thanks to Glennda Rassin for these photos from Pelican Island, Texas A & M Galveston and at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Last Book Discussion at UU Fellowship

Last book discussion, Still Alice by Lisa Genova at UU Fellowship tonight: 7 pm.

502 Church St

Galveston, TX 77550

Friday, January 27, 2012

Movie Night: Away From Her

Great turnout from our Moody Methodist friends, along with all our readers and avid movie buffs! We had around 40 people brave perilous passage to TAMUG, across to Pelican Island. It was well worth the drive to hear Alan Griffin lead our discussion of the movie, in relationship to the book, Still Alice.

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Director: Sarah Polley

Writers: Sarah Polley, Alice Munro (short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain")

Stars:Julie Christie, Michael Murphy and Gordon Pinsent

Thank you to Dave Baca, Jack K Williams Library, TAMUG, who arranged for the movie showing and the refreshments! Along with a huge thank you to Alan Griffin for leading the discussion following the movie!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Movie Night: Room Change~

Away From Her, at TAMUG is going to be shown at:

Classroom and Laboratory Building in room 100. To get there cross the Pelican Island Bridge and turn right into the main entrance. Park in the parking lot to the right. Facing the clock tower the CLB is the building immediately to your right. Room 100 is on the end of the building closest to the parking lot.

Thursday, Jan 26th, 2012
7 pm