Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Free during the day? Join us for the Cherrydale Branch Library's new afternoon book club, Chasing Pages. Coffee and tea will be provided.
April's title is "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly:
Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASAs African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in Americas space programand whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.
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 Americas fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Book Club copies are available at the Cherrydale service desk.
Newcomers always welcome. For more information, contact Ruth at 703-228-6330.