Here is a list of books our TAB members have read and loved recently! The call numbers have been included so you can come and check them out at Reston Regional Library. (All summaries are taken from Novelist unless stated otherwise.)

Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones (JFIC JON)

Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.

Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan (FIC KWA)

Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son’s relationship with an American girl.

Symptoms of Being Human, Jeff Garvin (YFIC GAR)

A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.

Atomic Habits, James Clear (158.1 C 2018)

One of the world’s leading experts on habit formation reveals practical strategies that will teach readers exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo (YSF BARDUGO LEIGH)

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

The Radium Girls, Kate Moore (363.1799 M 2017)

Recounts the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs during World War I, describing how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a battle for workers’ rights.

Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela (B MANDELA 1994)

The leader of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people.

ShipwrecksAkira Yoshimura (FIC YOS)

Isaku is a nine-year-old boy living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village on the coast of Japan. His people catch barely enough fish to live on, and so must distill salt to sell to neighboring villages. But this industry serves another, more sinister purpose: the fires of the salt cauldrons lure passing ships toward the shore and onto rocky shoals. When a ship runs aground, the villagers slaughter the crew and loot the cargo for rice, wine, and rich delicacies. One day a ship founders on the rocks. But Isaku learns that its cargo is far deadlier than could ever be imagined. – Goodreads

Breakout, Kate Messner (JFIC MESSNER KATE)

Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek–two months of swimming, popsicles, and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town’s maximum security prison, everything changes. Doors are locked, helicopters fly over the woods, and police patrol the school grounds. Worst of all, everyone is on edge, and fear brings out the worst in some people Nora has known her whole life. Even if the inmates are caught, she worries that home might never feel the same. – Goodreads

Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire (SF MCG)

 Shares the story of Jack and Jill before they tumbled into Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, relating their experiences in a childhood world of monsters, mad scientists and fateful choices.

Graphic Novels To Check Out

*Smile By Raina Telgemeier

Smile (Smile, #1) by Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

Awkward By Svetlana Shmakova

Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School, 1): Chmakova, Svetlana: 9780316381307: Books

Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don’t get noticed by the mean kids.

Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.

On her first day at her new school, Penelope–Peppi–Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she’s already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the “nerder girlfriend.” How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!

Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can’t help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he’s a member of her own club’s archrivals–the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!

*Sunny Side Up By Jennifer L. Holm

Sunny Side Up (Sunny, Book 1): Holm, Jennifer L., Holm, Matthew:  9780545741668: Books

Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun — it is the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. It’s full of . . . old people. Really old people. Luckily, Sunny isn’t the only kid around. She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon they’re having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors. But the question remains — why is Sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that won’t be secret to Sunny much longer. . .

*^Over The Garden Wall By Jim Campbell and Amelia Levari Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 (1) (9781608869404): Campbell, Jim,  Levari, Amalia, McHale, Pat, McGee, Cara: Books

Two lost brothers venture across a strange forest and discover incredible and bizarre things on their journey home in a style reminiscent of The Wind in the Willows and Sleepy Hollow.

Return to the Unknown with new Over The Garden Wall stories that expand the world of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network series.

Writer and artist Jim Campbell spins a tale that follows Greg and Jason Funderburker as they traverse the Unknown and find new friends along the way. Meanwhile, the Woodsman’s daughter Anna, wanders alone in the Unknown after her father is tricked by the Beast.

Written by Amalia Levari with artist Cara McGee—find out how Anna learned to survive on her own as she starts her journey to save her father before his fate is sealed. Both of these stories are something no Over The Garden fan will want to miss!

Nimona By Noelle Stevenson Nimona (9780062278227): Stevenson, Noelle, Stevenson, Noelle:  Books

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Note: All book summaries are the summaries found on the back of each respective book.

*Denotes that the book is part of a series.

^Denotes that the book has a tv show or movie adaption.

Books To Read To Start Off Spring

^Howl’s Moving Castle By Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle - (World Of Howl) By Diana Wynne Jones (Paperback) :  Target

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

^The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden - 2nd Edition By Frances Hodgson Burnett (Hardcover) :  Target

The plot centers round Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her parents in a cholera epidemic. However, her memories of her parents are not pleasant, as they were a selfish, neglectful and pleasure-seeking couple. Mary is given to the care of her uncle Archibald Craven, whom she has never met. She travels to his home, Misselthwaite Manor located in the gloomy Yorkshire, a vast change from the sunny and warm climate she was used to. When she arrives, she is a rude, stubborn and given to stormy temper tantrums. However, her nature undergoes a gradual transformation when she learns of the tragedies that have befallen her strict and disciplinarian uncle whom she earlier feared and despised. Once when he’s away from home, Mary discovers a charming walled garden which is always kept locked. The mystery deepens when she hears sounds of sobbing from somewhere within her uncle’s vast mansion. The kindly servants ignore her queries or pretend they haven’t heard, spiking Mary’s curiosity.

^Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda By Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Dial A for Aunties By Jesse Q. Sutanto

Dial A for Aunties: Sutanto, Jesse Q.: 9780593336731: Books

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for their family wedding business—“Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream cake flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

Interior Chinatown By Charles Yu Interior Chinatown (Vintage Contemporaries) (9780307948472):  Yu, Charles: Books

Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man. Every day, he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here too. . . but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy—the highest aspiration he can imagine for a Chinatown denizen. Or is it?

After stumbling into the spotlight, Willis finds himself launched into a wider world than he’s ever known, discovering not only the secret history of Chinatown, but the buried legacy of his own family, and what that means for him, in today’s America.

Note: All book summaries are summaries found on the back of each respective book.

*Denotes that the book is part of a series.

^Denotes that the book has a tv show movie or adaptation.

Books to Read During Black History Month

Here are some recommendations of books to read– especially during Black History Month!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. 

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, because of a biased system he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white.

Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it?

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields?

Before there was a dead body, Enchanted’s dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey’s charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he’s dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted.

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani

This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack.

But then Kate dies. And their story should end there.

Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind.

Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do to save the people he loves.

Note: All book summaries are the summaries found on the back cover of each respective book.

*Denotes that the book is part of a series.

^Denotes that the book has a tv show or movie adaptation.

YA Book Recommendations

Here’s a list of YA books to read if you liked “One of Us Is Lying” by Karen M. McManus!

If you liked…

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1)

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

    Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

    Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

    Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

    Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

    And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Then you’ll also enjoy…

People Like Us by Dana Mele

People Like Us

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.

Losing Brave by Bailee Madison & Stefne Miller

Losing Brave

Amid the turmoil of her sister’s disappearance, Payton feels lost as the one left behind. Her mental state wrought and reckless, she tumbles from the graces of popularity to the outskirts of high school society, where she attracts a rag-tag group of friends—and a troubling romance with her sister’s boyfriend, Cole.

Though Payton remembers nothing of the day Dylan disappeared, she must pry into her own mind when another missing girl’s body is recovered from a nearby lake, the victim’s features eerily similar to Dylan’s. The further Payton presses into the recesses of her memory, the more danger surrounds her. The darkness around her sister’s disappearance grows and the truth becomes more and more unbearable. What she finds might just cost Payton her life.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners–and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

Note: All book summaries are the summaries found on the back cover of each respective book.

*Denotes that the book is part of a series.

^Denotes that the book has a tv show or movie adaptation.

Books BookTok Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Here’s some recommendations that have been trending on book side of Tik Tok!

The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.

Queen Sarban the Ninth must conceive a daughter in order to protect her world from destruction. Assassins, though, creep ever closer to her doorstep.

Ead Duryn is loyal to the hidden society of mages. While acting as a lady-in-waiting, she protects Queen Sarban using forbidden magic.

Tané has been a dragon rider her whole life, but must make a decision that will alter her life.

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

There is a library between life and death, and within it lies the chance to see the endless possibilities of your life. Along with the book of your life, there are other stories discovering what your life could’ve been like if only you made a single different decision.  

Lore – Alexandra Bracken

Every seven years, the Agon begins, a form of punishment for a past rebellion of nine Greek gods who must walk the earth while being hunted by ancient bloodlines. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled after a rival bloodline killed her family. 

As the next Agon emerges, Lore is seeked out by two participants: a childhood friend long-thought dead and an injured Athena. Athena offers an alliance against the murderer of Lore’s family and a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind for good. But Lore’s decision to rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost. 

If We Were Villains – M.L Rio

What if a role was taken too far? 

Oliver Marks and his friends play the same roles both on and off stage. But when the  casting is changed, one of the plays comes to life and a student is found dead. Everyone now must face their greatest performance yet:  convincing the police, and themselves, that they are completely innocent.

Wilder Girls – Rory Power

The Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine after the Tox hit. First the teachers died one by one. Then the students, their bodies becoming disfigured and strange. Now, after eighteen months of confinement, the girls don’t dare to travel out of school grounds, into the woods, where the Tox is most dangerous. But then Hetty’s best friend, Byett, goes missing, forcing her to face the horrors of the Tox and the hidden truths of the past.

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antari– magicians with the rare power to travel between the realms of London: Red, Grey, White, and, long ago, Black. 

While Kell works officially as an ambassador for the Maresh Empire, she also works as an unofficial smuggler– giving those willing to pay a glimpse of the other worlds. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London where she runs into Delilah Bard, a pickpocketer with lofty goals. Together must stay alive and protect their worlds as dangerous magic and treachery set afoot. 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

What if you were granted immortality but cursed to be forgotten by everyone you meet? Welcome to the life of Addie LaRue. Her life has spanned through centuries and continents, history and art. After nearly 300 years, though, everything changes. Addie stumbles into a young man and he remembers her name. 

Fantasy Books

Here’s a list of recommendations!

An Affair of Poisons – Addie Thorley

Alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced into her mother’s Shadow Society (a group of murderers) after helping her poison King Louis XIV. (based on true events)

The Wrath and the Dawn – Renée Ahdieh

Eighteen year old King Khalid marries a new lady every night but executes her at dawn. Sixteen year old Shahrzad volunteers to marry him seeking vengeance for her best friend, who was once his wife. (also has a Webtoon!)

Half Bad – Sally Green

Both White and Black witch, Nathan must escape his incarceration before his seventeenth birthday. Three gifts await from his deadly father, to receive them, Nathan must first find him.

Squire – Tamora Pierce

Keladry dreams of becoming a lady knight. After passing the final exams, she continues to pursue her goal while facing people who patronize her.

The Reader – Traci Chee

Sefia and her aunt flee into the wild after her father is murdered. When her aunt disappears, she finds a mysterious object, the first book she’s ever seen. Sefia then explores her destiny during the journey of finding out why her father was killed.

Happy reading!

Upcoming Events

Here’s a wide range of upcoming virtual events! Registration is needed.

Online Coding Club

Learn Java programming.  We’ll hear about women in tech and then work on coding projects.  For beginning to intermediate coders. Meeting every other Tuesday January 11 through May 18, it’s encouraged but not required to attend every session.

Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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Teen Otaku Club

Welcome to the Teen Otaku Club! ”Otaku” is Japanese for someone who likes anime and manga. In this club, teens participate in discussions about their favorite anime and manga! Register below to receive the Zoom invite code. Invite codes will be sent out 30 minutes before the program start time.

Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

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Jennifer Eubank combines breathing, poses, mindfulness and meditation in this session. An invitation to join this virtual class will be emailed 1-2 days prior to the start time. 

Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 10:00 – 11:00 am

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Hooked on Crochet

Want to learn a new skill? One that is fun, cute, colorful, and versatile? Get Hooked on Crochet!

This beginner program will introduce the elements of crocheting, the tools you need, and get you started on your first project! See examples of what you can do with this new skill and share your own creations!

Materials needed: a crochet hook (any size), yarn (any color)

An invitation will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the program begins.

Next meeting: Wednesday, January 27th, 11:00 – 12:00 pm

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Introduction to Basic Quranic Grammer

The Holy Quran is known for its beautiful language and people from all faiths appreciate it for its literary value. We are offering an ongoing Basic Quranic Grammar class which is essential to understand and enjoy the text. While the ability to speak Arabic is not required, the ability to read it is a prerequisite.

A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registrants on the same day of the event. 

Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 11:30 – 12:30 pm

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Where are the Time Travelers?

We can’t travel easily right now but just imagine if we could travel through time! Einstein’s theory of relativity suggests that time travel might be possible. Dr. Ehrlich, professor of physics at George Mason University, invites you to consider why this is true, and explore how one might build a time machine. The paradoxes involved with time travel and how they might be resolved will also be considered.

Perfect for those interested in STEM!

This program will take place via zoom. An email with login information will be sent to registrants a day before the event.

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

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Hope you enjoy these events!

TAB Meeting Reminder

TAB Meeting

Next meeting we’ll have a guest speaker, Doctor Sarah Sheard, a PhD in systems engineering. Dr. Sheard has been a systems engineer for many years so she’s experienced changes within the field. She also ran her own business for seven years, and, though retired, is still active in systems engineering organizations.

We’ll be able to ask questions about her work and lifestyle so come prepared! Send your questions to the TAB coordinator via email at by February 1st.

Meeting date: Thursday, February 11th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

See you there!