It’s that time again – time to begin the 2018 One Book One Community (OBOC) celebration! Everyone in the whole family is invited to join us for a FREE, fun, family friendly LAUNCH PARTY at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 24, in honor of this year’s selection Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The 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 Tamiara Wade, Ph.D. 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 to graduate from 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!
There are various other events, programs, movie nights, book talks, crafts and more related to the book and OBOC that 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 with additional events periodically.
Here are some upcoming related events:
· Mid City Micro-Con: Welcome to Wakanda | FREE!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, February 10, Main Library at Goodwood
· LASM Discovery Dome Presents Magic Tree House: Space Mission & We Are Stars
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