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October 3, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Mount Vernon City Library, Resource Room
315 Snoqualmie St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-6209

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Skagit Reads: Hidden Figures Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 3

All ages are welcome to join in the discussion led by our Book Club Coordinator, Reference librarian Betsy Cherednik on the book "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" by Margot Lee Shetterly. Shetterly is a researcher and entrepreneur. Her father worked for what became the Langley Research Center and his stories about the first female computing pool for NASA prompted her to begin research about the women portrayed in Hidden Figures. Shetterly is the founder of The Human Computer Project, an endeavor that is recovering the names and accomplishments of all of the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) and NASA from the 1930s through the 1980s.