Celebration of ‘Hidden Figures’ continues with book talks, outdoor movie at Baton Rouge libraries

Celebration of ‘Hidden Figures’ continues with book talks, outdoor movie at Baton Rouge libraries

The 2018 One Book One Community (OBOC) celebration of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly continues with various other events, programs, movie nights, book talks, crafts and more.

The OBOC launched in late February with a free, fun, family friendly Launch Party at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., which featured food, music, games, prizes, stargazing and even a Moon Walk. Special guest Alyssa Carson, a 16-year-old aspiring astronaut talked to the crowd about the wonders of outer space and encouraged youngsters to follow their dreams. Mayor Sharon Broome also was in attendance and addressed party goers with an inspiring message.

All the events are free. A schedule and related information, as well as an InfoGuide, is posted at www.ReadOneBook.org, and it will be updated with additional events periodically. Here are some upcoming related events:

 LASM Discovery Dome Presents Magic Tree House: Space Mission and We Are Stars. Presentations run now through March 28; For a full schedule, pick up a copy of the Library’s monthly newsletter The Source, or visit the online calendar at www.ebrpl.com.

Discuss Hidden Figures with Tamara Wade, Ph.D., 10 am, Tuesday, March 20, Main Library at Goodwood

 Book Talk with Author of The Radium Girls Kate Moore, 7 pm, Saturday, March 24, Main Library at Goodwood

Hidden Figures Escape Room Mission for Adults, 4 pm, Thursday, March 29, Delmont Gardens Branch

 Hidden Figures Movie Night on the BIG Screen, 7 pm, Friday, April 6, Main Library at Goodwood

The World Behind Hidden Figures with Renee Horton, Ph.D., 2 pm, Saturday, April 7, Main Library at Goodwood

History of Flight with Jim Slade & Katharine Wright, 2 pm, Sunday, April 22, Main Library at Goodwood

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