Heroes are more than just comic book creations. Twenty-five real heroes grew up in Ohio and became astronauts! Educators from the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum visit the Lane Road Library on Monday, July 6 at 4 p.m. to talk about those Ohioans who defied gravity, including the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. One of the educators will also dress up in an Apollo-style spacesuit! Recommended for ages PreK and up. Register through our online program calendar.
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It's a book and t-shirt giveaway! Brandon Mull, author of the “Fablehaven” and “Beyonders” books, is writing a new series called “Five Kingdoms.” We have an advanced copy of the first book, “Sky Raiders.” Enter our drawing before January 21 for your chance to win this pre-publication copy plus a t-shirt. Get all the details on our kids' blog.
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The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
What were the girls of Atomic City working on? Thousands of young women seeking jobs poured into the newly built industrial complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. They were sworn to secrecy about their new lives at Oak Ridge. All they knew was they were working with a product called tubealloy that was part of the “Project” to build the “Gadget”. It was all classified but everyone was happy because they had work and were being well paid.
Then on August 6, 1945, the Oak Ridge workers learned what their efforts had wrought: the explosion of the “Gadget”—the first atomic bomb. Detonated over Japan to end World War II, the “Gadget” announced to the world that the Atomic Age had arrived. Fans of World War II will enjoy this book about the young women who helped the war effort by working to develop the first atomic bomb.