October 19, 2015

Every Saturday a Party

Big Book Sale Oct 24
Monster Bash Oct 31
Troop 33 Pancake Supper Nov 7




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October 10, 2015

Bliss

We occasionally get questions about the precursors to Montgomery College: Bliss Electrical School and Montgomery Junior College. Here is some information (unverified).

160 room building ?!

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October 08, 2015

Takoma in the 30s 40s 50s

Sunday Oct 11th
On Sunday we will talk about, and listen to, some Southern roots music. 12:30 to 1:30 approximately.

We will try to end in time for you get up the hill to Historic Takoma for this program at 2 pm:

Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park

Meet the Author of THE LAST TROLLEY STOP
Heber Bouland was born in Washington, D.C. in 1928 and lived there for twenty four years. Hear his eyewitness candid account of the Great Depression. He lived with his family on the DC side of Takoma Park, and just over the city line in Maryland was the last stop for trolleys arriving from downtown.

Takoma Park was a neighborhood of contradictions. Within less than two blocks of his home lived a U.S. senator, plus an alleged communist, and several black families living in one room shanties. Men from the shanties worked in the nearby terra cotta plant and the children limped to their small segregated school on legs crippled with rickets. White neighbors often terrified the children by siccing growling dogs on them.

From summer visits to his uncle’s small tobacco farm in western Kentucky, Bouland witnessed rural white poverty where toddlers labored long hours in the fields and often smoked or chewed tobacco. Besides the heartbreaking accounts of poverty and bigotry, he will entertain you with folksy stories about the humorous and the naughty.

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October 04, 2015

Celebrating Sally Ride

Tam O’Shaunessy accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom for Sally Ride

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. – Science author Tam O’Shaunessy will talk about her new biography of America’s first woman astronaut (and O’Shaunessy’s life partner), Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space.

Dr. O’Shaunessy has donated Dr. Ride's papers and personal possessions to the Air and Space museum. She will join a panel at the museum on October 6th at 1 pm. View the event live.

O’Shaunessy's post on the Sally Ride Doodle
Amazing Slate article

The new book was designed for children 10 and up. Politics and Prose will sell copies, but no purchase is necessary to attend this free program.

What else is happening this week?



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