The first American man to go into space, Alan B. Shepard Jr. was born on November 18, 1923. On November 2, 1957 the USSR launched Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), which was the 1st animal to be put into orbit. On November 19, 1969 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad & Alan Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon. On November 13, 1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn. For this month’s Kokusaika, we’ll be celebrating the advancements in space travel by creating Nebula Space Jars. If crafting isn’t your thing, we will have a Wii U set up for those that want to play games.
Kokusaika is Japanese for “internationalization,” and that’s what this club is all about. If you’re interested in cosplay, anime, manga, gaming, etc., then this Japanese cultural club for teens is for you! This program is open to all teens ages 12 through 18. Cosplay is welcome. For more information, please contact Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.