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Morning Book Group
Friday, Sep. 21, 2018, 10 – 11 a.m.
Morning Book Group
WhereNortheast Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.
Book DescriptionHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She 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, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
View in Catalog"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
Next Month's Title"Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
NotesThis group meets the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
Contact InfoNortheast Branch
Contact Phone206-684-7539
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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