Enjoy ‘The Martian’ with fellow readers of all ages


Ahhh, summer reading. Do you enjoy a lively discussion of a good book? Have you had the pleasure of a book discussion including the voices of several generations adding their unique perspectives? Age to Age and Cloquet Community Education have a winner for readers this summer.

“The Martian,” now a major motion picture starring Matt Damon, chronicles the adventures of astronaut Mark Wattney when he is stranded on Mars following an accident. Reviewers have called “The Martian” by Andy Weir, “Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense...The best book I’ve read in ages.” “One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time.”

Here’s how the Age to Age summer book event will play out:

1. Read this summer’s pick, “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Get on the registration list by calling 218-879-1261. Some free copies of the book are available for high school students and both hard copy and ebooks are available through the Cloquet Public Library.

2. Comment throughout the summer on the group’s blog and read the comments of other Cloquet residents at ages-themartian.blogspot.com.

3. Join Cloquet Community Education and the Age to Age group for refreshments, door prizes and a lively discussion of The Martian from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at The Avenue Coffeehouse (in the old Chief Theater) in West End Cloquet. This event is best suited to readers ages 15-100.