Reading Along The Appomattox returns for the third year. Our selection for 2017 is "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, which explores the role of African American women in the NASA "space race" of the 1960's.
As part of the community read, this book is the October selection for all our book groups.
We will be screening this acclaimed film with outstanding performances by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner at the Hopewell Library. This movie is rated PG, appropriate for family viewing.
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m
Saturday, October 21, 11:00 a.m
From Virginia to Outer Space: The real stories behind Hidden Figures
Saturday, October 7, 2:00 p.m, Hopewell Library
Dr. David Morgan, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy from Richard Bland College will talk about some of the NASA missions portrayed in the book and film, and discuss the history of "human computers" in mathematics and science.
This event is hosted by the Hopewell/PG Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served following the talk and discussion.
Saturday, October 21, 2:00 p.m, Hopewell Library
In this program for kids of all ages, learn a little about how rockets work, make your own rocket, and then - best of all-LAUNCH IT!