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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
Mon, Nov 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 24 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

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. A 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. The Rooftop Terrace, 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, Nov 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Nov 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Nov 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Nov 20, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lower Urban Room

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Nov 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena Gallery

Sat, Nov 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Urban Room

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Nov 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Nov 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Tue, Nov 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Nov 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Nov 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Dec 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Tue, Dec 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Dec 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Dec 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
OFFSITE: Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Thu, Dec 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Dec 05, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Level 3 Conference Room

Thu, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab Audio Station
Registration opens Friday, November 22 2019 at 9:00am

Sat, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Dec 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Saturday, December 7 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Mon, Dec 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Dec 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Dec 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Dec 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Dec 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Dec 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Saturday, November 30 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Dec 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, December 2 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Dec 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Dec 18, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Dec 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, December 4 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Dec 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fireplace Level 2