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Fifty Years After the Moon: Project Apollo

This year we will mark the 50th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon and Project Apollo’s ultimate success of President John F. Kennedy's goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” Check out these books and documentaries that explore the history of this amazing accomplishment, some coming straight from the men and women who were there when mankind first adventured into the stars.


Looking Back while Moving Forward

The year 1919 was filled with notable events: the ratification of two constitutional amendments, the Chicago Race Riots, a rigged World Series, and the culmination of WWI with the treaty of Versailles. Turmoil and conflict seemed to be around every corner and on every continent. These titles highlight those moments which have shaped future generations. As we step forward into the new year, let's look back to see where we've been.


How to Win at Aging

As baby boomers age, big changes are in store for our communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 one in five residents will be retirement age. Use the books on this list to get the most out of your retirement years by staying informed, healthy, and mentally sharp. Don’t forget about Library events like Memory Cafes or crafts and exercise programs at the Senior Socials at the Library Station and the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. See Bookends or the Library's Programs website for details.


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