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Troy Library, Beaumont Partner for 'One Book, One Beaumont'

The Sept. 18 and 20 discussions will focus on the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

The following information was supplied by the City of Troy.

The has partnered with for the Hospital’s first-ever reading event: One Book, One Beaumont.

The featured title is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta Lacks was a poor tobacco farmer who died of cancer at a young age, leaving behind a husband and small children. Doctors had taken cell samples from her without her consent — cells that never died, and ultimately were integral in developing the polio vaccine, uncovering the secrets of cancer and disease, and leading to breakthroughs in in vitro fertilization. 

This book explores the topics of bioethics and experimentation, while also remaining very much the story of the Lacks family.

The Troy Library has copies of this book in several formats: hardback, paper, large print, ebook (downloadable to eReaders), and audiobook. Check one out and join the discussion.

There will be two discussions of this book at Beaumont Hospital: Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4-5:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. The discussions will be held in Classrooms 3 & 4, which are on the main floor near the cafeteria.

Registration is required. Visit the Troy Library’s website www.troylibrary.info, click on the Programs Calendar, and then click on the date of the session you which to attend, to register.

Beaumont staff welcomes the Troy community to attend and participate with Beaumont staff in a conversation about this thought-provoking book.

For more information, please call the Troy Public Library at 248-524-3544.

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