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Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Event Type: Adults Program
Date: 1/29/2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Please join us for a discussion of this New York Times Bestseller which tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American cancer patient, wife and mother, and of her cells, known as HeLa cells. HeLa cells are used daily in labs worldwide, yet Lacks' family was unaware of their use until more than 20 years after her death. Local physicians Dr. Ebonee Davis and Dr. Barbara Williams will lead us in an informal discussion. Light refreshments will be served. Reading copies are available at all SJCPL locations. Call 282-4630 for more information or reserve a copy of the book. No registration necessary. Author Rebecca Sklott will speak at Saint Mary’s College on February 27, 2013.
Library: St. Joseph County Public Library
Location: Dickinson Conference Room
Contact: Pat Gable
Contact Number: 282-4615
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Williams and Dr. Ebonee Davis