Adult Book Club
The Library hosts a book club on the fourth Thursday of every month. Free to the public!
Upcoming Book Club:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
May 26, 2016, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Vienna Public Library Meeting Room
Her 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.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Vienna Public Library or through our eBook Consortium WV-Reads. For more information, call the Vienna Public Library at 304-295-7771.