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One City-One Book – The Martian – Book Discussion June 18 at Main Library

In conjunction with the St. Petersburg Library System’s 2016 One City One Book Initiative, the Friends of Main Library will lead a book discussion for The Martian by Andy Weir at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.  

                   Overview of The Martian 

Mark Watney, botanist and mechanical engineer, is a member of a crew on a ground-breaking mission to Mars. The crew, in the process of completing their mission, is forced to evacuate due to a severe sandstorm. Mark, struck by flying debris during the storm and thought to be dead by his crew, is left behind in order for the crew to safely return home. Mark awakes to find himself alone, the only human on the planet, and immediately begins a passionate fight for survival against significant threats to both his body and his mind.

The St. Petersburg Library System’s service philosophy is to offer programs and services as a part of its community development initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the education, economy, ecology, equity, efficiency and engagement of the city of St. Petersburg.  For more information about this Friends of Main Library activity and other library programs for adults, call the Main Library at 727-892-5295.

About Your St. Petersburg Library: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community.  It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit



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