- Kathleen Hughes
At our Beyond the Stars Fabulous Friday, get involved in hands-on STEM activities (that might get a little messy) while exploring the wonders of outer space.
Salem Church Branch, February 3, 4:30-5:15; February 17, 4:30-5:15
Porter Branch, February 10, 4:30-5:15
These space-themed programs are inspired by Hidden Figures: Young Reader's Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly, which is the true story of African American women who worked for NASA as “human computers.” These women mathemeticians were in charge of making complex calculations without a calculator! Their important calculations contributed to sending rockets and astronauts into space. This amazing story was recently made into a PG movie (see trailer below) and is the focus of our community-wide Rappahannock Reads.
Are you interested in more space-related reading? Check out Space, by Simon Holland, or To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space, by Carmella Van Vleet.