This Month's Can't Miss Event

Rocket Girls

Book Discussion
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

"Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars" by Nathalia Holt.

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. 

For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. 

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Driving Directions

From Downtown:
Take I-26 West to the Goose Creek/Monck's Corner Exit 209A. From Hwy. 52 make a left turn on Otranto Road. The Library will be on the left just past the K-Mart.

From West Ashley:
Take I-526 to I-26 West. From I-26, take the Goose Creek/Monck's Corner Exit 209A. From Hwy. 52 make a left turn on Otranto Road. The Library will be on the left just past the K-Mart.

From Folly Beach and James Island:
Take Folly Road to the James Island Connector (Hwy. 30). Follow signs to Charleston. Exit to West Lockwood Drive. Turn right toward Hwy. 17 North and take it to I-26 West. From I-26, take the Goose Creek/Monck's Corner Exit 209A. From Hwy. 52 make a left turn on Otranto Road. The Library will be on the left just past the K-Mart.

From Summerville:
Take Hwy. 78 to Hwy. 52. From Hwy. 52, take a right on Otranto Road. The Library will be on the left just past the K-Mart.

From Mt. Pleasant:
Take I-526 to I-26 West. From I-26, take the Goose Creek/Monck's Corner Exit 209A. From Hwy. 52 make a left turn on Otranto Road. The Library will be on the left just past the K-Mart.

Otranto Road Contact Info

Address:
2261 Otranto Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: 843-572-4094

Branch Manager:
Deborah Harris

Hours of operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Services

Wi-Fi available?   Yes
Public Internet / MS Office workstations?   Yes
Color copying and printing?   Yes, $0.25 per page
Black & white copying and printing?   Yes, $0.10 per page
Public scanner? Yes
Fax machine? Yes
Public meeting rooms available? Yes, Book a Room here
Public Notary? Available by appointment

History

The Otranto Road Regional Library is one of four regional libraries that opened between January and June of 1992. Otranto Road Regional opened March 5, 1992. The regionals have identical physical plans and are all 14,000 square feet in size. Each has an auditorium for use by the public, in addition to a small conference room.