Programs & Events Details
One Book One Putnam 2018
Book Selection: Rocket Boys
by Homer Hickam, Jr.
The One Book One Putnam 2018 Reading Season officially begins Tuesday, January 9th at 5:30pm at the Palatka Golf Course Clubhouse. But you can check out ROCKET BOYS now at the Putnam County Library System. We have 25 copies in all (5 per branch). We also have audiobooks on the way as well as copies of the movie October Sky.
We'll be announcing our book discussion dates, movie screenings, and other fun programs soon. The One Book One Putnam Committee will also be announcing their list of speakers/presenters at the Kick-Off and Finale sometime in December.
Jan 9, 5:30 pm - 2018 Kickoff at Palatka Golf Course
Feb 22, 6:00 pm - Book Discussion at Bostwick Library
This is the 14th year for One Book One Putnam - a county-wide reading program designed to get everyone reading and discussing one book. Come read with us! Rocket Boys is family friendly and a popular read for middle and high school students.
About the book
Homer Hickam’s short article about his life as a young boy growing up in Coalwood, WV and aspiring to be a rocket scientist was called “The Big Creek Missile Agency” and was written for Air & Space Magazine in 1994. It received so much acclaim and interest, he was asked to write a book detailing the whole story. Rocket Boys: A Memoir was published by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and the movie based on it, October Sky premiered nationwide on his birthday February 19, 1999.
2018 BCAI College Scholarships are now available at Bostwick Library or download by CLICKING HERE. See details below.
Please visit or contact the library at 386-326-2750 for more details on any of the programs below.