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The cover of 'Hidden Figures'

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East Baton Rouge Parish Library System is celebrating its One Book One Community selection with a free launch party at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Main Library. 

This year’s book is Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures,” about the black women mathematicians who helped the United States win the space race.

The free, family-friendly launch party includes food, music, games, prizes, stargazing and a cake walk. Special guests include Dr. Tamiara Wade, a former learning expert at NASA Stennis Space Center, and Alyssa Carson, a 16-year-old aspiring astronaut. Alyssa has attended Space Camp seven times, Space Academy three times, Robotics Academy once and is the youngest graduate of the Advanced Space Academy.

Forum 35 also will be at the party to welcome to the NASA STEM Team.