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Book Club - From Book to Big Screen

Monday, October 17 - 12:00 PM




 

 

 

Oct 17 | Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly  

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or 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 by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America's fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these "computers," personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America's greatest adventure and NASA's groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine. 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 history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.

Nov 21 | The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle  

Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing

 

 
  

 

 

 

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Location

5710 12th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
Event Type
Senior Citizen
Club

Organization

Stark County District Library

Date / Time

Monday, October 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Perry Sippo Branch
Phone:
(330) 477-8482
Email:
perry@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/6852017