LET’S READ June & July 2019!
Book #1: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Follow Arthur Dent and Ford Perfect as they travel the galaxy, get into trouble and wreak havoc during their hilarious adventures. It all begins when Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team demolishes the planet to build a freeway. This Sci-Fi classic is filled with intelligent satire, barbed wit and comedy.
Book #2: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Space is a world without the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. In this nonfiction book Roach finds answers to real and funny questions about space travel. Including, what happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? Roach explores the bizarre space simulations agencies set up to answer these questions. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Roach takes us on an entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.
Multiply your reading experience when you join 2Book Topeka, our community reading initiative. Three times a year everyone in Shawnee County has the opportunity to read and talk about two books on a theme. Our June-July 2019 theme is space featuring The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.
We are a reading community and have come together 11 times in the past to read the same book, talk about it and enjoy events with the Big Read. Think of 2Book Topeka as “big read” times two! We started 2Book Topeka as our community read to meet the demand and enthusiasm generated by the Big Read. For many people the Big Read didn’t happen often enough.
2Book Topeka Book Club
- Sat, June 15 | 11am-12:30pm | Anton Room — Take part in the 2Book Topeka Book Club and discuss The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
- Sat, July 20 | 11am-12:30pm| Anton Room –Take part in the 2Book Topeka Book Club and discuss Packing for Mars.
Previous 2Book Topeka Reads
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