Blast off with us at the One Book One Community launch party celebrating Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly at the Main Library at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 24! 2018’s title was first announced at the annual Louisiana Book Festival downtown in October 2017.
There’ll be free food, music, games, prizes, stargazing and even a “Moon Walk” cake walk! Our special guests include Dr. Tamiara Wade, former Learning Expert at the NASA Stennis Space Center; and Alyssa Carson, a 16-year-old aspiring astronaut who attended Space Camp seven times, Space Academy three times, Robotics Academy once, and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Advanced Space Academy! Learn more about Carson at www.nasablueberry.com. Partners Forum 35 also will be on hand to welcome the NASA STEM Team!
Lots of other events, programs, movie nights, book talks, crafts and more related to the book and OBOC will be scheduled throughout the community all spring long. All the events are FREE. A schedule and related information, as well as an InfoGuide, is posted at www.ReadOneBook.org, and it will be updated periodically with additional events.
Here’s a sample of the great things to come:
- LASM Discovery Dome Presents Magic Tree House: Space Mission & We Are Stars – Discovery Dome presentations run March 5 – 28; For a full schedule, pick up a copy of the Library’s monthly newsletter The Source, or visit the online calendar at www.ebrpl.com.
- Book Talk with Author of The Radium Girls Kate Moore -7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Main Library at Goodwood
- Hidden Figures Movie Night on the BIG Screen – 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, Main Library at Goodwood
- The World Behind Hidden Figures with Dr. Renee Horton -2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, Main Library at Goodwood
- History of Flight with Jim Slade & Katharine Wright – 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, Main Library at Goodwood
- And many more!
For more information about the FREE One Book One Community launch party, call (225) 231-3750. To learn about any of the Library’s other free programs, events or resources, visit us online.