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Moon Dreams: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Special Collections Reading Room Exhibit

2019-07-19 09:00:00 2019-07-19 18:00:00 America/Denver Moon Dreams: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Main Library

Friday, July 19
9:00am - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-07-19 09:00:00 2019-07-19 18:00:00 America/Denver Moon Dreams: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing From the Collections of the Salt Lake City Public Library Main Library

From the Collections of the Salt Lake City Public Library

Exhibit runs from July 19–August 17

Moon Dreams: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

From antiquity, people have been fascinated with the heavens, observing the stars, the motion of the planets, and especially, the surface and phases of our nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon.  This fascination inspired authors, artists, and musicians to create works that explored outer space when humans still lacked the ability to physically leave the boundaries of our atmosphere. Dreams became reality, nurtured by the Cold War competitive drive, when the Soviet Union launched Vostok 1 and Yuri Gagarin became the first person to reach outer space and circle the globe.  Not to be outdone, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States quickly ramped up its efforts and in less than a year, John Glenn orbited the earth three times. The space race was truly on and the goal was to be the first nation to successfully land a man on the moon, and bring him home again. It took only a little over seven years to accomplish this astonishing feat when on July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin safely landed on the surface of the moon and took those historic steps for all mankind.

With books, ephemera, Legos, and artifacts from NASA, this exhibit celebrates the men and women who imagined, engineered, tested, re-tested, and finally succeeded in fulfilling a dream humans had cherished for millennia--to walk on the Moon.  

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

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Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
We're closed Wednesday July 24
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 Closed
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00am - 8:00am
Rooftop Terrace

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fireplace Level 2

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room