SUMMER READING 2022
Hollis Center Public Library is pleased to announce our 2022 Summer Reading Program-Where Can You Read? Our program will begin on July 9th and will end on August 6th. We have planned some fun and interactive activities and events to learn about what is available in our community and spark the kid’s imagination.
Readers will earn points towards prizes for reading, visiting our library and posting pictures of your special reading adventures on our Facebook page.
In addition to our regular Monday Children’s Story Time that runs from 10 AM to 11 AM, we will have weekly events and activities planned at different times about hiking, gardens, animals and summer food. Updates will be provided soon.
Interactive Story-time at the Hollis Center Library!
Mondays at 10am. Masks are optional. If the weather is good we will move outside.
Monday July 11, 3-4pm
This month's title is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
"The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space—a powerful, revelatory history essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America. The basis for the smash Academy Award-nominated film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
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 a shot 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.
Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future."
Typically the first Monday of every month from 3-4pm
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