Ferdinand Library hosting interactive movie “October Sky”

The Ferdinand Library will hold a free interactive event on Thursday, April 4th, at 4 p.m., featuring the movie “October Sky,” in preparation for the upcoming eclipse.

The movie is the true story of a boy’s dreams of going to space despite his coal miner father who wants him to follow in his footsteps. Homer Hickman Jr. became interested in rocket science after seeing Sputnik cross the sky. However, his dad disapproves of his son’s love of space, but the son (played by Jake Gyllenhall) begins building rockets with the help of his friends and teacher. Rocketry, he hopes, will prove his ticket to a good life. 

The movie is rated PG and is based on a true story and the book, “Rocket Boys.”

The Library will make the movie interactive by providing snacks and activities related to its plot.

While registration is not required, the library says it is preferred if you do. Registration can be made at jdcpl.us or by calling 812-367-1671.