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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 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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


Hours
Mon, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie 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 structure embraces a 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. 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

Canceled
Wed, Aug 12, 10:00am - 10:30am

Canceled
Thu, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Canceled
Fri, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Canceled
Sat, Aug 15, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Canceled
Sun, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Canceled
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Canceled
Wed, Aug 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

Canceled
Wed, Aug 19, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 10:30am

Canceled
Fri, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Canceled
Sat, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Canceled
Wed, Aug 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Canceled
Thu, Aug 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Canceled
Fri, Aug 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 02, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Sep 02, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Conference Room E

Thu, Sep 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Sep 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Wed, Sep 09, 10:00am - 10:30am