Honoring Stephen Hawking at the Library


"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."

-Stephen Hawking

When Stephen Hawking passed away today, March 14th 2018, Niel deGrasse Tyson said he "left an intellectual vacuum in his wake." In remembrance of this brilliant man and all he did for humanity in his time here on Earth, let's take a look at some books, TV programs, and DVDs you can check out at the library to better understand Stephen Hawking and the universe he loved.

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at age 21 and given just two years to live. He lived another 52 years. Here are some resources to better understand ALS, maybe one day you will be the one to find a cure!

books covers of "Navigating Life with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers" and "Until I Say Goodbye"

What did Stephen Hawking mean to those around him? How would they describe the legendary figure? How would he describe himself? These books are authored by those close to him and examine the personal side of the public figure.

books covers of "Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" "Stephen Hawking" and "My Brief History"

Finally, let's take a look at some of the brilliant books, movies, and TV programs authored by the man himself. Did you know he even co-authored a series of children's books? You're never too young to start exploring the mysteries of the cosmos!

covers of "The Illustrated Brief History of Time" "Stephen Hawking's Grand Design" and "The Theory of Everything"

covers of "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" "On the Shoulders of Giants" and "Brave New World"

covers of "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt" "George and the Unbreakable Code" and "George and the Big Bang"

All of these titles are available through the Library by searching the catalog here, and some can be downloaded as audiobooks here!