Each year, readers from all over Long Island gather together to participate in Long Island Reads, an Island-wide reading project designed to bring together readers from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties to discuss a book with a Long Island connection and participate in library-sponsored activities and events associated with the title.
This year’s pick is Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Franklin Square native (and Big Bang Theory guest star!) Mike Massimino. The memoir is the spellbinding true story of a Long Island boy who became one of our best-known living space travelers. Despite daunting challenges and numerous setbacks, Mike never gave up his dream of becoming an astronaut. His book brings the reader into a rare, wonderful world where nerdy science meets thrilling adventure, and pulls back a curtain on just what it really means to have “the right stuff.”
How Can You Participate In Long Island Reads 2018?
- Check out or download a copy of Spaceman from the Huntington Public Library collection; CD books and Large Print versions are available. Please ask one of our librarians to assist you in locating or downloading a copy.
- Participate in a local book discussion of Spaceman at the Huntington Public Library on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 pm in our Main Meeting Room. The discussion is open to all but registration is required (HMA397)
- Attend the free, ticketed, author event at the Hillwood Recital Hall on the C.W. Post Campus on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM where Eric Larson will read from his work, talk about the process of writing Dead Wake and answer questions. Information about free tickets for the event may be found after March 15 at longislandreads.org. Tickets are required for entry to the event and seating will be first come, first seated.
- Attend the free, ticketed author event at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm, where Mike Massimino will read from his work, talk about the process of writing Spaceman and answer questions. Information about free tickets for the event may be found on March 1, 2018 at https://longislandreads.wordpress.com. Tickets are required for entry to the event and seating will be first come, first seated.
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