MARQUETTE, Mich.—There are several events scheduled in October for the “One Book, One Community” program. All revolve around this year’s selection The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, about a Jesuit mission to another planet.

The schedule follows. Events are free unless otherwise noted:


·         A “War of the Worlds” presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. every Monday in October at the Shiras Planetarium at Marquette Senior High School. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and free for senior citizens.


·         A showing of the film “Avatar” with dinner catered by Babycakes is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Peter White Public Library. Tickets cost $10.


·         A public book discussion is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the Peter White Library’s Dandelion Cottage Room.


·         An “Extra Solar System Planets” presentation given by astronomer Scott Stobbelaar will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Peter White Public Library.


·         Snowbound Book Club discussion, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Snowbound Books on Third Street.


·         Mary Doria Russell, the author of “The Sparrow,” will participate in a reading and discussion of her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the NMU University Center.


For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/onebook.


Prepared By
News Director
September 27, 2010