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Adult Book Club

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This month’s selection is:

Cover image for Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space raceHidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

“Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.” — Publisher’s description

Book ClubAdult Book Club

Interested in reviewing and discussing intriguing contemporary fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics?  Then you’ll love our Adult Book Club!

Join us as we explore books of all kinds—contemporary fiction, special interests, current and past affairs, fun trends, memoirs, etc. The purpose of the Thursday Book Club is to offer readers a fresh approach to the traditional book club.

Copies of the Adult Book Club book selections will be available at the library and to order.  Reserving a copy is highly recommended.

Book discussions will be held the last Thursday of the month.

Call (964-2020) or drop by for this month’s selection.

We look forward to sharing a reading adventure with you!

Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Fort Bragg Library
Phone:
707-964-2020
Website:
fortbragglibrary.org

Venue

Fort Bragg Library
499 E Laurel St
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Phone:
707-964-2020