Saturday, July 20
2-3pm: Margaret and the Moon
4-5pm: The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon
$5 per person per event / $10 for both presentations / 3 years and under FREE
From 2-3pm: Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing is a nonfiction picture book about a pioneering scientist who turns her love of math into a celebrated career with the United States space program. When this problem-solver discovers a new invention called a computer, she uses it to solve one of the hardest problems ever—flying astronauts to the moon. In the process, she breaks boundaries for women and becomes an American hero.
From 4-5pm: Timed to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 in 2019, The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean is a nonfiction children’s picture book about the only artist to travel in outer space. Alan Bean is both a brave astronaut and a painter who expresses his feelings through art. After the Apollo 12 mission, he pursues a one-of-a-kind dream: painting the magic and mystery of his trip to the moon.