First Thursday Book Discussion: One Read Runner-Up

Thursday, October 5 › Noon-1 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

One Read panelist Marty Riback will lead a discussion of this year's runner-up title, "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly. This is the true, but little-known story of a small contingent of African-American women who were the 'human computers' that helped launch rockets and men into space. In the still highly-segregated post-World War II South, these extraordinary math whizzes got a rare chance to fully utilize their skills at the Virginia aeronautical testing lab that was the precursor to NASA.


Registration: Not required.