Mayor Ivy Taylor Launches Library Book Club With Rocket Boys

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and the San Antonio Public Library launched the Mayor’s Book Club, beginning a campaign that will involve reading and special events at Library branches, parks facilities and senior centers that are related to the themes of the book, “Rocket Boys.”

Rocket Boysby former aerospace engineer Homer H. Hickam, is the story of Hickam’s teen years in West Virginia and his growing interest in rockets and space. It is also the inspiration for the film, October Sky. The book will be available in print, AudioBook, eBook at local libraries or go to SAPL/Overdrive to access the eAudioBook. 

The book club and related SAPL events will run during October and November of 2014. In November, the Central Library will host a open discussion for anyone to share their Rocket Boys experience. For more information on The Mayor's Book Club you can visit

Branch libraries also offer book club kits to start your own book clubs! For more information you can visit