Join the Mashpee Public Library this month as we celebrate Mashpee’s One Book, One Community Read Program! This annual program is designed to inspire a sense of community through a shared reading experience. This year, in keeping with our “Universe of Stories” summer reading theme, we have chosen Andy Weir’s The Martian. Join the Mashpee Community in reading this New York Times Bestseller!
The library has scheduled a number of Martian-themed events in June. Here are some of the highlights:
Self Publishing Workshop With Sharon Anderson
Thursday, June 13 – 4 to 5:30 PM
The Martian was self-published. Want to self publish your book like Andy Weir? Sharon Anderson from the Cape Cod Writers’ Studio is here to help you learn in a free hour and a half self-publishing seminar. Call 508-539-1435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Learn more about Sharon at www.audacious-publisher.com
Movie: The Martian
Friday, June 21 – 2:30 to 5 PM
Join us to view the fantastic movie adaptation! Rated PG-13, it won a Golden Globe for Best Picture in 2015 and stars Matt Damon. Free popcorn and fun!
One Book, One Community Presentation – “From the Moon To Mars”
Saturday, June 29 – 1 to 2:30 PM
For more than forty years, NASA missions have explored Mars, the Red Planet, with orbiters, landers and rovers. It’s the planet most like our own with dust devils, giant dormant volcanoes and a thin atmosphere. Could we go and someday live there? By 2024, NASA plans to be going back to the moon and using a new gateway there to fly humans to Mars. Join Solar System Ambassador Pat Monteith as she discusses the Apollo missions, the 50 years since, and the plans to return to the moon and go to Mars.
Visit the library for a full list of events and to check out a copy of this thrilling Community Read!