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May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 –
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505
Summer Reading Club for Grown-Ups “launches” with this program featuring author Jeffrey Kluger discussing his newest book, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon. Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad.
In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.
Summer Reading Club for Grown-Ups runs through July 27. Sign up at burbanklibrary.com and you will automatically be entered in our weekly prize drawings. Read books. Write reviews. Attend programs. And enjoy the summer.
More information can be found on the event calendar at burbanklibrary.com or call 818-238-5620