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Posted on: July 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Summer of Space continues at Rock Island Public Library

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The Rock Island Public Library continues its summer of space with two movie events timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk.

The library's July Cinema at Southwest movie selection features the 2018 historical drama about astronaut Neil Armstrong and the space race. Rated PG-13, the story focuses on NASA's mission to land on the moon and Armstrong's role on the crew during the years 1961-69. First Man will be shown from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, July 18 at the Rock Island Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road.

On the next day, the library shows the 2019 moon landing documentary Apollo 11, produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. The 93-minute film consists solely of archival footage, including newly discovered, previously unreleased large-format footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. Apollo 11 takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission.  The film will be shown at 10:00 am on Friday, July 19 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street.

Both events are offered at no charge, and are open to the public. 

For more events in the library's Summer Universe of Stories programming, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ or follow the Rock Island Library on social media.

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