The Mission Begins
Join us for a Mission to Mars
In 2035, humanity has finally sent its first mission to Mars—but a freak dust storm cuts the mission short and forces the crew to evacuate.
The team’s botanist and engineer Mark Watney is not so lucky: flung out of sight by the powerful storm, Watney is presumed dead, and the mission commander makes the difficult decision to abandon their search for him in favor of getting off the planet before they are trapped.
Except Mark Watney is alive.
Stranded with low food supplies, damaged machinery, and no way to contact his crewmates or mission control, Watney must rely on his ingenuity, engineering skills, and dogged refusal to quit if he is going to survive Mars’ unforgiving environment long enough for rescue to arrive.
Join the mission this March with the Vigo County Public Library and the 2024 Wabash Valley Community Read selection The Martian by Andy Weir.
The Wabash Valley Community Read is an initiative of Vigo County Public Library that aims to foster curiosity, a love of reading, and a sense of community. Around 3,000 books will be distributed in the community starting in March 2024.
Friends of the Vigo County Public Library
Indiana State University
Brazil Public Library
Clinton Public Library
ISU Cunningham Memorial Library
IVY Tech Community College Library
Marshall Public Library
River City Art Association
Rose-Hulman Logan Library
Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Rooney Library
Sullivan County Public Library
Wabash Valley Art Guild
And 9 Local Book Clubs