January 30, 2017 – The book selection committee for Nevada County Reads & Writes has announced that the community read selection for 2017 will be The Martian by Andrew Weir. The Martian, made into a popular movie starring Matt Damon, follows an American astronaut as he attempts to survive on Mars with few supplies and the efforts of a team of scientists to rescue him and bring him home.

An exciting and diverse schedule of events related to The Martian is being planned by the Committee and will be announced soon. Events will include programs on astro-gardening, survival skills, and astronomy, as well as lively book discussions.

Copies of The Martian are available at all Nevada County Community Library branches and through the Library To Go/Overdrive link on the Library’s home page.

Nevada County Reads & Writes is a collaboration between the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools and the Nevada County Community Library.

For more information, please contact Crystal Miles, branch manager of the Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch, at (530) 470-2692.