What's something all of us in the world can do together? Revel at the beauty of the night sky! Celebrate World Space Week, opens a new window from October 4–10, 2018. This year's theme is Space Unites the World. How will you celebrate the cosmos?
- Out of This World Teen Books, opens a new window. Tales include aliens, exploration and cautionary tales!
- Astronomy in Fiction, opens a new window. Novels about real-life astronomers, lovers looking at comets and more.
- If You Liked Hidden Figures, opens a new window. Learn about how women shaped the future of space exploration.
- Space: What Movies Can Tell Us, opens a new window. Movies based on true events and imaginative films about space and unknown worlds beyond.
The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space. —John F. Kennedy
- Stream a space-related film on Kanopy, opens a new window.
- Learn all about astronomy, from its ancient origins to present-day breakthroughs on Kanopy, opens a new window.
- Visit hoopla, opens a new window for books, movies and audiobooks on space, the cosmos and more for all ages.
- View October Sky, opens a new window, a film based on the true story, opens a new window of a coal miner's son who takes up rocketry, on Tuesday, October 9, at Koelbel Library, opens a new window.
- Register your child for a STEAM program, opens a new window.
- Browse upcoming technology programs, opens a new window.
- See what astronauts read, opens a new window—because they have to unwind somehow.
- BookRiot made a list of 50 Must-Read Books Set in Space, opens a new window. How many have you read?
- Astronaut books and media for kids, opens a new window and adults, opens a new window
- Space documentaries, opens a new window
- Books and films by Neil deGrasse Tyson, opens a new window, one of the best known astrophysicists
- Books and films by Carl Sagan, opens a new window, who brought astronomy into the public eye