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Dark Matter

by Blake Crouch

About the Book

“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves?

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

About the Author

Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the TNT television show based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He has written more than a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications including Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Crouch lives in Colorado.

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Doors and Gateways of Grand Rapids Photo Walk

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6:30 pm
Main Library  –  111 Library St NE
(Meet on the front steps of the library)

Entrances take us into different worlds all the time—street to home, public to private. Doors and gates are symbolic in our everyday lives. Join photographer and artist Dianne Carroll Burdick on a photo walk of historic Grand Rapids. Learn tips and tricks for shooting urban architecture and discover interesting vantage points. Bring your own camera. All skill levels welcome. Submit your favorite digital photos from the walk to be added to the archives in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department. Program will take place rain or shine.

The Science of Dark Matter

Monday, July 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Main Library  – 111 Library St NE

What exactly is dark matter and what does it mean to our understanding of the universe? Join Paulette Epstein, Planetarium Manager and Staff Astronomer at the Michigan Science Center, as she discusses why scientists think dark matter exists. Learn what it could be made out of and the different detection methods available to scientists right now. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

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