CANCELLED: Book Club.
Join us at the Glenolden Library to discuss our March book club pick.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave.
- Thursday, March 26, 2020
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Glenolden Library