Reel Discussion at Richmond library: 'October Sky' about coal miner whose son develops passion for rocket science in age of Sputnik 1
Event: Reel Discussions
Place: Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug. 13th, at 6 p.m.
Come view the movie and join us for a group discussion afterward. On Tuesday, Aug. 13th at 6 p.m., we will be showing the movie is “October Sky” and RML Reference Librarian, Jim Doyle, will be the discussion leader.
In the movie, John Hickam is a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons, Jim and Homer, to follow in his footsteps. But Jim gets a football scholarship, and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik 1 crossing the sky. John disapproves of his son's new mania, but Homer begins building rockets with the help of friends and a sympathetic teacher. Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a better life.
For more information, call the library at 343-9550 or log onto www.batavialibrary.org.