"One giant leap for mankind..."

On July 20, 1969, 40 years ago today, man first set foot on the moon. Guided by Apollo 11's orbiting command astronaut Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin landed the lunar model, Eagle, at 4:17 p.m., EDT on the surface of the moon. They walked on the moon's surface for 2 1/2 hours, bringing home photos and moon rocks and gaining the adoration of the American public.

The Library has some wonderful books and dvds on the landing. If you're old enough to remember, they may evoke an "I was there" (just watching, of course) memory. Or young people may be inspired to take another giant leap to the great beyond.