50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Landed on the Moon!

To celebrate this historic event, Boise Public Library will host NASA Ambassadors to explore how we got there, what we’ve learned since then, and why Artemis—NASA’s current project—plans to return. Please join us!

July 10, 6:30 p.m. - 
Library! at Collister
July 16, 4 p.m. - Library! at Bown Crossing
July 17, 7 p.m. - Main Library

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Visit Overdrive for a closer look at Apollo 11's epic journey! 
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Commemorative Activities

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality: International Space Station Tour
July 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Library! at Hillcrest
Experience the inner-workings of the International Space Station from the European Space Agency's Samantha Cristoforetti, holder of the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight by a European astronaut.
Space Crafts
Space Crafting: Buttons & Beads 
July 16 & 17 - Library! at Hillcrest 
Join us in the Camas Create space to make a commemorative 50th Anniversary button or space-themed Perler bead art. 

Apollo VR

Virtual Reality: Apollo 11 

July 19, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Main Library
Experience the first moon landing through the eyes of those who lived through it!

Storytime: The Moon

Saturday Stories: The Moon & Outerspace 
July 20,  10:30-11 a.m. 
Our regular storytime shoots for the stars this week with moon and space-themed stories and dancing!


Space Crafting: Moon Rocks & Stomp Rockets
July 20,  11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Main Library
Join us for space snacks, moon-themed crafts, a planetary scavenger hunt, and more!

NASA Maker Camps
NASA Maker Camps, Ages 8-12 - Sign-Up

July 31 - Aug. 2 - Library! at Collister

Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, campers will build (and launch) water rockets, lunar habitats, and battery-powered lunar rovers. This camp is made possible with a grant from the STEM Action Center.


STARLAB - All Ages
August 6, 4-6 p.m. - Library! at Hillcrest
August 10, 6-7 p.m. -  Library! at Bown Crossing - Sign-Up
August 10, 7-8 p.m. - Library! at Bown Crossing - 
Immerse yourself in an exploration of constellations and learn how the stars have been used throughout history to navigate, tell stories, and track the passage of time by enjoying a simulated demonstration of the night sky inside of an inflatable planetarium. The STARLAB is is made available by The College of Idaho's Whittenberger Planetarium.


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