Morning Book Group
Wednesday May 17, 2017
11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells - taken without her knowledge in 1951 - became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, scientific discovery, and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.
Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at email@example.com or 508-647-6520.
Location: Community Room, lower level
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