Monday, April 11, 2016

Tonight! (and Thursday!)



MONDAY, APRIL 11
Buena Vista Branch
7:00 p.m.


RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS
an author talk by Nathalia Holt
In the 1940s and ‘50s, when the Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women to be "computers." Before the digital age, that meant that these women used pencil, paper, and math skills to transform rocket design, help bring about the first American satellites, and make the exploration of the solar system possible. Hear their story! In addition to the author, Sylvia Miller, one of the Rocket Girls interviewed for the book, will be a special guest!

We believe that this program will be popular with adults and teens alike, and it has been well publicized in the media as well as at the schools, so be on time (or better yet, early) or you probably won't get a seat!


THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Buena Vista Branch
6:30 p.m.


POETRY WORKSHOP FOR AGES 14 AND UP!
with Juan Cárdenas and Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas of the Los Angeles Poet Society

Join us for National Poetry Month to learn two new poetic forms: the musical Ekphrastic method (using one art form to inspire another) and the Humument (human document) process, which is similar to the blackout poetry we did last year!




We hope to see you at the library for these programs! Proof of attendance will be provided for those whose teachers offer extra credit.


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