Hackney Library to Celebrate “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Day” on August 21, 2012

On Tuesday, August 21, Hackney Library will be celebrating “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Day.”   On that day, the library will be a hub of activity with two events centering around this year’s Freshman Year Seminar (FYS) Summer Reader–journalist Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown, 2010): 

  • First will be a Book Signing from noon to 1:00 pm in the library, one of several events on campus that day sponsored by Barton College’s Division of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and featuring David “Sonny” Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks, the subject of Skloot’s book.  Sonny Lacks will be signing copies of Skloot’s book.

For more information on the book signing, see our blog entry.

  • Later in the day, Hackney Library’s Open House, to be held from 4-7 pm, will continue to focus on themes explored in Immortal Life as it also provides a twist on the usual fun and activities the Barton community has come to love and expect during our Open House events, including free t-shirts (designed byBarton art professor Susan Fecho), giveaways, food, etc., as well as tours of the new Office of Student Success  (Tutoring and Career Services) and the library’s newly-reconfigured Research and Information Commons, plus a new display of art by Barton student Greg Oakley (recipient of the Milton Rogerson Photography Award).  The Open House is sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library.

For more information on the Open House, see our blog entry.

Join us on August 21, 2012 for the book signing and Open House to help us celebrate “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Day!

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