Brown Bag Book Group, last Thursday of every month at noon.
Mystery Book Group, second Thursday of every month at 10:30.
Upcoming book group meetings:
July 27, 2017 @ 12pm: Brown Bag Book Group
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by by Margot Lee Shetterly. Discuss the book and then watch the film!!! 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 shots 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.. Feel free to bring your lunch. Popcorn and soda served.
August 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am: Mystery Book Group
The mystery book club will be reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. Copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
From GoodReads: "After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office."