Foundation Series

An Evening with Dr. Mae Jemison 

Important updated information for An Evening with Dr. Mae Jemison (January 31)

All 740 tickets for this free event have been claimed. Each ticket represents a seat in the BGCS Performing Arts Center. WCDPL is excited and awed by the outpouring of interest and support shown by the community for this event with Dr. Jemison.

With seating capacity of the PAC reached (740 seats), a waiting list is effect. The waiting list is now full. 

If you're a ticket holder whose circumstances change and you find that you are no longer able to attend, please contact the library so that we can make your unneeded ticket(s) available for someone else. Email us at or call 419-352-5104, ext. 227 for more information.


Monday, March 9 at 7 pm.  BGCS Performing Arts Center.  Free* and Open to All.

Peace Corps Volunteer.  Dancer.  Physician.  Art Collector.  Engineer.  Astronaut.

Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman admitted into the NASA astronaut training program in 1987. Following more than a year of training, Dr. Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut and on September 12, 1992, she became the first African-American woman in space, spending 8 days onboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

Since leaving the astronaut corps in 1993, Dr. Jemison has continued her work as a scientist, educator, and innovator. Her many accomplishments and honors include:

  • Founder and President of the Jemison Group and BioSentient Corp, two medical technology companies.
  • Leader of the 100 Year Starship initiative to assure human interstellar space travel to another star within the next century.
  • Induction into the  National Women’s Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame.

*Free, with tickets. Use registration form below to get tickets or available to pick up in person from the Bowling Green library Check-out Desk.




The Foundation Series and Dr. Jemison's appearance are supported by gifts to the Wood County District Public Library Foundation.