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Spare Parts Book Discussion

March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

Discuss Spare Parts, an amazing and inspiration story with fellow community members and Reader’s Advisor, Laura Cavers.  


In 2004 four undocumented Mexican American high school students from Pheonix, AZ went up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT who had been granted $10,000 from ExxonMobil, to building an underwater robot for a prestigious technology competition.  The Phoenix teenagers scraped together less than $1000 and built their robot of mostly scavenged parts. This was never a level competition and yet, their machine performed the competition’s obstacle course flawlessly …… and won.

LAURA WOODWARD CAVERS is the Reader’s Advisor at New Canaan Library.  She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College and has been teaching writing for three years at Darien Library as well as the facilitator for of the Darien Library Writer’s Workshop for six years.


One Book New Canaan: Booklet

Download the full schedule or visit the Information Desk for the complete booklet and join the community through shared story, events and experiences. One Book New Canaan is underwritten by a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.


March 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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