One Book, One Community Read 2019: The Martian

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Join us 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!  

What would you do if you were stranded on Mars?  Astronaut Mark Watney is about to find out after his crew leaves him behind, thinking he is dead.  Watney is alone on a harsh, alien planet and faces mammoth odds for survival. As the world watches, his determination and ingenuity help him to conquer obstacle after obstacle.  But will it be enough to get him home? Drawing on his extensive research, author Andy Weir provides an adventure story with the right amount of science, humor and thrills!

 

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.

STRANDED ON MARS ESCAPE ROOM – Saturday, June 15 –  3:15 to 4:00 PM

You have been stranded on Mars!  In order to survive until help arrives, you will need more food.  But everything you need to grow food is locked up. Can you solve the puzzles and unlock the box? For ages 10 – 17. Limit 10 participants. Registration recommended. Call 508-539-1435 or email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org to register.

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!

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