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The Livermore Public Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a free sneak peek screening of the upcoming American Experience film, Chasing the Moon, a new six-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond. Chasing the Moon will premiere on KQED on July 8, 9 and 10. The Library will show a 32-minute excerpt from Part One: A Place Beyond the Sky, which explores the early days of the space race.

Synopsis of the excerpt:

It’s 1961, and the space race is gaining momentum. While the rivalry with the Soviet Union intensifies, President Kennedy publicly champions America’s space program and challenges the nation to land a man on the moon – even though he privately has concerns about the astronomical costs. And as the space program expands, the press come to play a significant role in promoting NASA to the American public.

The special screening will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library located at 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA. This is a free event open to everyone ages eight and up.

For more information about this and other library events, visit www.livermorelibrary.net., or call (925) 373-5500.