Space Foundation Participates in Library Program
The Space Foundation is playing a key role in the Colorado Springs' Pikes Peak Library District's All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR) program, which encourages diverse groups of all ages to read and discuss the same books and explore relevant social issues related to themes in the APPR selection. The 2009 book selections, partially inspired by the Space Foundation's National Space Symposium, which is held in Colorado Springs, are all space-themed: Rocket Boys/October Sky by Homer Hickam, Have Space Suit Will Travel by Robert Heinlein, The Space Tourist's Handbook by Eric Anderson and Joshua Piven, Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block, Space Wars: The Fisrt Six Hours of WWIII by Bill Scott, and other reading selections appropriate for younger readers.
Among the Space Foundation's APPR-related activities are:
- A rocketry demonstration at the APPR community kick-off Sept. 20
- A presentation to Pikes Peak Community College students of the state of the space industry by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham Oct. 14
- Sponsorship of the The Final Frontier Colorado Springs Philharmonic concert Oct. 17 (see related article in this issue of Space Watch)
- A special rocketry program for "tweens" presented by the Space Foundation education team on Oct. 21 at Colorado Springs' East Library
- A special rocketry program for teens presented by the Space Foundation education team on Oct. 28 at Colorado Springs' East Library