This year mark’s the 50th anniversary of that fateful day when the world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man; one giant step for mankind.” The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is proud to celebrate that momentous occasion by presenting space-oriented programs all summer long for adults, teens and children. All programs are free and made possible by the generous support of the Haley Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

I SURVIVED! LIFE ON MARS, Saturday, July 13 at 11am is based on Andy Weir’s novel The Martian. Teens and interested adults will see if they have what it takes to survive on the Red Planet through a series of science experiments. Please register.

SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER—OF ARCHEOLOGY? Two worlds collide on Thursday, July 25 at 7pm as we welcome Dr. Steve Phillips of the Penn Museum who will give a live demonstration as to how space technology is helping archeologists uncover the secrets of lost civilizations. Please register.https://calendar.buckslib.org/event/5279382

SCIENCE FICTION—OR FACT? Thursday, July 25 at 6pm. It’s our first ever quiz night at the library. Test your knowledge of all things outer space. Enjoy some snacks and win some prizes! For teens and adults. Please register.

SUMMER READING SPLASH DOWN FINALE at 6:30pm on August 8 features Mad Science of New Jersey taking families on an exploration and demonstration of floating planets, rockets and Hovercraft. Please register.

For a different sort of “far-out” program, adult rock fans will want to join us for WOODSTOCK 50TH ANNIVERSARY on Thursday, August 15 at 7pm. Grab your bell bottoms and love beads and join us as Rick Rosen takes us on a psychedelic retrospective of the concert that defined a generation. Learn about the performers, the people and the music with history, live music and interviews. Please register.