Learn more about moon landing at Bloomingdale library

  • Commander Neil A. Armstrong took a photo of fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin working on the lunar surface. Learn more about the "The Moon Landing -- 50th Anniversary" with historian Jim Gibbons on Monday, July 15.

    Commander Neil A. Armstrong took a photo of fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin working on the lunar surface. Learn more about the "The Moon Landing -- 50th Anniversary" with historian Jim Gibbons on Monday, July 15. AP Photo/NASA

 
Submitted by Bloomingdale Public Library
Updated 7/9/2019 10:18 AM

This month, the Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, is celebrating a landmark achievement in world history.

On July 20, 1969, NASA's astronauts, Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin, became the first Americans to land on the moon in the Apollo 11 space journey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the space goal proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and how this mission was accomplished for the U.S. in 1969.

Join "The Moon Landing -- 50th Anniversary" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 15.

And be sure to return from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, for a drop-in matinee showing of "First Man," starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD. You must be present to win.

These events are free. Registration is required for "The Moon Landing" at mybpl.org to register.

The Bloomingdale Public Library, founded in 1975, provides access to high-interest, high-demand, informational, educational, cultural, and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies to approximately 22,000 residents of the Village of Bloomingdale and the surrounding areas.

The library strives to stimulate a desire to learn in children and encourage lifelong learning for all ages and to be responsive to the needs of the community with useful and timely access to knowledge, information and resources.

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