The Literary Garden: Book Discussions
Clayton Hutcheson Conference Room
Facilitated by Palm Beach County Librarian
There are few pleasures in life that surpass that of reading a good book or cultivating your own garden. Join us as we partner again with the Palm Beach County Library System to combine these two distinct joys in life! This series will provide an opportunity for book lovers and garden enthusiasts to come together and experience exciting fiction and nonfiction titles. Each month on a Tuesday night, we’ll discuss a different title while we take in the beautiful grounds of the Garden. To register and obtain a copy of the titles, please call Rochelle Wolberg at ext. 1751.
Book Title: Hidden Figures
By: Margot Lee Shetterly
The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller
Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture 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.
This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.