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Virtual: Books on Main Adult Book Club

Event Type: Adult Book Club
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/20/2021
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 
What: Book discussion of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

When: Wednesday, January 20th @ 12p

Where: This book club will be held virtually over Zoom. An invitation with the meeting ID and discussion questions will be sent after we receive your registration.

Who: Everyone wishing to broaden their reading horizons. If you haven't read the book - no problem - We would love to have you join us anyway!

How: Books are available at the front desk or through self-service hold pickup.

Summary: Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘colored computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets and astronauts, into space. Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War and the women’s rights movement, ‘Hidden Figures’ interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.

See link below to register.

Contact: Robin Mitchell
Contact Number: 4794188655
Link: Click here to register