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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adults Give your brain a work-out by reading and discussing some timely nonfiction titles during the Nonfiction @ Night Book Club at our Stratford Branch!

The book we'll read and discuss for May is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. This 2011 book is about Henrietta Lacks, known to scientists worldwide as HeLa. Lacks' cells were taken without her knowledge and became one of the most important tools in medicine, used to develop the polio vaccine, develop in vitro fertilization, cloning and more. But Henrietta's family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent.

Join our new Nonfiction @ Night Book Club and discuss fascinating books and topics with your neighbors. From history and social issues to science and psychology, nonfiction illuminates any number of areas, making you more intelligent and well-rounded. And it's easy to do: Just read each month's book and show up! New attendees are always welcome.

For more information, call our Stratford Branch at 715-687-4420.

  • 📅 Wed., 5/1/19, 67pm @ MCPL Stratford

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Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more. 🖶