Thursday Afternoon Read November 2021
Time & Location
About the Event
NOTE: This month's book club is meeting on the THIRD Thursday instead of the second due to Veteran's Day.
Join us for an in-person book discussion on Andy Weir's “The Martian.” We will meet in the Idaho Room at the library.
About the book: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills — and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
Stop by the library, give us a call, or visit our online catalog to place a hold on a copy of the book!