One Book, One Westmoreland connects communities in Westmoreland County while promoting literacy by asking every Westmoreland County resident to read the same book and engage in discussions throughout the county. One Book, One Westmoreland celebrates local history, authors, and topics of interest.
To participate in One Book, One Westmoreland, view the current discussion schedule, visit a participating library to reserve a copy of the book, and attend the discussion.
Fall 2018/Winter 2019: The Space Barons
The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space.
Thanks to a partnership with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, participants will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to a WSO performance featuring music by John Williams, who composed the scores for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and more. This concert will be held at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Any Westmoreland County library member who participates in the Fall 2018/Winter 2019 One Book, One Community discussion at any participating library is eligible to purchase a ticket to the concert at a discounted price of $12.