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All events are free and open to the public!

Wednesday March 1, 2023 6:30 pm (in person event)
“Is Anyone Out There?
The Search for Life Beyond Earth”

NASA Ambassador, Pat Monteith
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South St. Bridgewater, MA

Tuesday, March 7 5:00 pm - Event postponed from February 28! (in person event)
Book Discussion 

West Bridgewater Public Library
80 Howard St. West Bridgewater, MA

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 6:30 pm (in person event)
“Invading Mars: will we ever inhabit this world?”
Prof. Joseph Doyle, Bridgewater State University
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St. East Bridgewater, MA

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 2:45 pm (Children’s event)
“Space Travel”
Read and talk about how space travel works
Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth Street Halifax, MA

Call: 781-293-2271 to register

March 15, 2023 7:30 pm (Wednesday)
Book Discussion

Topic: Project Hail Mary book discussion - if ET life is found, how will we respond? Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 907 425 9793
Dr. Tom Kling from Bridgewater State University's Physics Department will be joining us!

March 16, 2023 10 am (Thursday)
The Martian - Book Discussion
Bridgewater Senior Center 10 Wally Krueger Way

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:00 pm (in person)
The Martian - Book Discussion
Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth Street Halifax, MA
Call: 781-293-2271 to register

Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:00 am (in person event)

Join Carolyn DeCristofano, Plympton resident and author of A Black Hole is NOT a Hole, for an interactive exploration of the universe’s most extreme and mysterious objects.

Playful activities and demonstrations will help us explore questions such as: What are they, anyway? How do they form? Why are they invisible? And if they’re invisible, how can people find and investigate them? This program is best for kids in Grades 3-6, but everyone is welcome to participate--including grown-ups!
Plympton Public Library
284 Main Street

Thursday April 6, 2023 1:00 pm (in person event) “Meet an Astronaut” Ron Reynolds, NASA Astronaut
Bridgewater Senior Center 10 Wally Krueger Way

April 7, 2023 8:30 PM (Friday)
Viewing the Universe
Bridgewater State University Observatory (5th floor)

Science and Mathematics Center 24 Park Ave.
Parking available behind building
Rain Dates: April 14 or April 21

Tuesday April 18, 2023 7 pm (in person event) Book Discussion: Project Hail Mary Bridgewater Public Library 15 South St. Bridgewater, MA

Our Current Read



Two Books by Andy Weir
The Martian and Project Hail Mary


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All the Books We've Read

2005-2006            Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich 

2006-2007            My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

2007-2008            Night by Elie Wiesel

Fall 2008               Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Spring 2009         Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 

Spring 2010         Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Fall 2010               In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Spring 2011         Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 
                                 by Stephen Puleo 

Fall 2011               Dragon House, by John Shors

Spring 2012         The Town that Food Saved, by Ben Hewitt

Fall 2012               The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan

Spring 2013         In The Heart of The Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Fall 2013               We Band of Angels, by Elizabeth Norman

Spring 2014         A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson and 
                                Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Fall 2014               The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Spring 2015         Cold Case to Case Closed by Richard Little

Fall 2015               The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb, 
by Nicholas Rinaldi

Spring 2016         Life, Animated by Ron Suskind

Fall 2016               Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac

Spring 2017         The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony

Fall 2017               On Pluto; Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s,
                                by Greg O’Brien and
                                 Lewy, Mom and Me, by Peggy Bushy

Spring 2018         Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, by Reba Riley

Fall 2018               The Island of Worthy Boys, by Connie Hertzberg Mayo

Spring 2019         Freedom by Any Means and Forbidden Fruit,
                                by Betty DeRamus

Fall 2019               The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

Spring 2020         Thanks A Thousand, by A.J. Jacobs

Fall 2020              Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Spring 2021          Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Fall 2021              The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Spring 2022          A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka by Lev Golinkin
Fall 2022.              Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puleo


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