Tuesday, September 27, 2011
October United We Read Programs
Now that you’re reading the 2011 United We Read book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot, visit the Library for free programs dedicated to many of the intriguing issues raised in the story. Don’t yet have a copy? You can put one on hold, or faster yet, download it as an ebook or audiobook.
Book Talk Monday, October 3rd, 6:30pm
Share your thoughts about “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” with your friends and neighbors during a book talk.
Why Do We Need Immortalized Cells? Wednesday, October 5th, 7pm
Professor and former Lilly scientist Dr. Sheila Little explains what a cell is, cell research, why we need immortalized cells, and her personal connection to the story.
How To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Tuesday, October 11th, 6:30pm
Get tips on how to reduce your risk of cancer from Katie Crawford of the American Cancer Society.
Science, Faith, Immortality and Social Justice: The Case of Henrietta Lacks Tuesday, October 18th, 6:30pm
Anthropologists Dr. Kathryn Coe and Dr. Lisa Staten talk about the faith of the Lacks family, the immortality of Henrietta’s genes, and social justice as it relates to Henrietta and her descendants.
Who Owns My Body? Tuesday, October 25th, 6:30pm
The story of Henrietta Lacks raises profound questions about our relationship to our body. Dr. Richard Gunderman discusses ownership of the body- are we our body? Do we own it? Are we at liberty to sell it, or portions of it?