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“One Book – One Community” County-wide Reading and Community Activity – 9/15, through October!

It’s back – the annual County-wide reading and community event called “One Book – One Community!”

This is a fun and exciting community activity that invites everyone in Redwood City and throughout San Mateo County to read the same great book, at the same time. This October, we invite the community to read San Francisco Chronicle #1 Bestseller “Packing for Mars – the Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach – and you can attend some great community events all built around this book. Get the book at the Library, then join the fun!

What happens when science and humor intersect?  Science becomes interesting.  And Mary Roach understands this.

What are people saying about “Packing for Mars?”

“This completely awesome book’s awesomeness is so awesomely awesome that it’s difficult to get across just how awesome it is. It’s a fun, intelligent, and engrossing read, something that a dude can get excited about.”
– Douglas Lord,

– Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

There are a number of fun events involving “Packing for Mars” and they start TOMORROW September 15 – continuing through October, and featuring the exciting main event in Downtown Redwood City:
Author Mary Roach in Conversation at the Fox Theatre, Redwood City – Thursday, October 13 at 7 PM

Other events to be held in Redwood City include:

Let’s Talk Books – Packing for Mars: the Curious Science of Life in the Void
Thursday, Sept 15 at Noon
Join the community discussion of a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.  Location: Downtown Library Fireplace Room.

It Came from Outer Space – Music Program – Guitarists John Schott & Michael Dionne
Thursday, October 6 at 7pm
Guitar duo John Schott and Michael Dionne will perform space-themed songs through the decades. From Fly Me to the Moon to Space Oddity, we’ll explore the musical universe. John Schott is a Grammy-nominated guitarist (T.J.Kirk) and composer. Michael Dionne has toured the West Coast in the late ‘80s with his rock-punk band, The Garden.  Location:  Downtown Library Fireplace Room.

Astronaut or Alien? – Fun Space Crafts for Kids
Make your own rocket ship or UFO. Create spacemen and cosmic creatures.
Get ready to blast off with fun space crafts.  Locations:
Wednesday, October 12 at 2 pm – Redwood Shores Library – 399 Marine Parkway
Wednesday, October 19 at 3 pm – Fair Oaks Library – 2510 Middlefield Rd.
Wednesday, November 2 at 7 pm – Downtown Library – 1044 Middlefield Rd.
Thursday, November 3 at 2 pm – Schaberg Library – 2140 Euclid Ave.

Another Science Fiction – Advertising the Space Race
Thursday October 20 at 7 pm
With author Megan Prelinger presenting a vivid slideshow of space art from her recent book.  Learn how rockets and spaceships were imagined before they were real, and how some fantasies of fifty years ago have taken to the sky, while others live only in science fiction. Based on ‘50s and ‘60s era lushly illustrated rocketry recruitment ads.
Location:  Downtown Library Fireplace Room

The annual “One Book – One Community” is always great fun for book lovers, and newbies alike. Bring a friend or family member to any or all of these events.




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