One Giant Moon Step to Fun This Tuesday

Join us on Tuesday, May 10 for a special night of moon discovery as part of the All Alexandria Reads month-long campaign.

ACPS is hosting a unique chat with NASA Goddard moon geologist Noah Petro, who works on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, which is currently orbiting the moon and has been since 2009.

The moon chat will be followed by one of the best family space alien movies of all time.

There will also be a photo booth and a chance to win books selected for the 2016 All Alexandria Reads.

5:30 p.m. Pizza and drinks for sale

6 p.m. Moon geologist Noah Petro

6:20 p.m. Book giveaway

6:25 p.m. Movie 

Don’t forget that the authors of our selected books want to hear from you. Send your letters to the ACPS Office of Communications, 1340 Braddock Place, Alexandria VA 22314 and we will send them on to the authors.

Missed the list of All Alexandria Reads books? The books on the list are:

themartian “The Martian” by Andy Weir (for teens) – The story follows American astronaut, Mark Watney as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 and is required to improvise in order to survive. This science fiction novel was also made into a 2015 movie directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.
GeorgesSecretKey “George’s Secret Key to the Universe” by physicist Stephen Hawking, author of “A Brief History of Time”, and his daughter Lucy (older elementary school-aged children) – This is a book where the main character, Cosmos, the world’s most powerful computer, can draw windows to look into outer space, as well as doors that act as portals allowing travel into outer space. The children’s book is written like a story and aims to describe aspects of the universe in a manner that is accessible to children. It starts by describing atoms, stars, planets and their moons. It then goes on to describe black holes, which remains the topic of focus in the last part of the book.
Mousetronaut “Mousetronaut” by astronaut Mark Kelly – Astronaut Mark Kelly flew with “mice-tronauts” on his first spaceflight aboard space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. Mousetronaut tells the story of a mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The mouse works as hard as the bigger mice to show readiness for the mission and is chosen for the flight. While in space, the astronauts are busy with their mission when disaster strikes, and only the smallest member of the crew can save the day.
AstronautWives “The Astronaut Wives Club” by Lily Koppel –This is the true story of the wives of the first astronauts into space and to land on the moon. Get comfy. You will not be able to put it down once you start reading it!

See a full list of Alexandria Library events for the month.

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