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Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

February 9, 2:00 PM

Main Library

Type: Movie
Age: Adult and Teen, Elementary 6-11 Years, Seniors, Tweens 10-12 Years
Topic: Astronomy & Space, Mathematics, Movies, U.S. Civil Rights Movement, West Virginia

“Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson,” an hour-long documentary produced by MotionMasters, focuses on the young woman from West Virginia who graduated high school at age 14, college at age 18 and went on to become a physicist, space scientist and mathematician famous for accuracy in celestial navigation. This documentary includes an interview with Johnson herself, as well as interviews with NASA's chief historian, a curator at the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum, and an interview with author Margot Lee Shetterly. It is best suited for grades 3 to adult. Refreshments are provided courtesy of The Friends of the Library.

Location Details: 3rd floor John V. Ray Room

Contact Name: Terri McDougal

Contact Email:

Contact Phone 304.343.4646,x1233

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