It seems strange to think that one person in the 1950s unwittingly helped cure polio and changed medical science forever. It’s even stranger to think that the family of the woman, Henrietta Lacks, had no idea about it for decades.
Time for an update on our North Oak book clubs. The North Oak Branch hosts a book club on the third Wednesday of every month. This is led by Jennifer from our staff. Feel free to call or stop by for information. The North Oak Branch also offers support for our community book groups. Two years ago, I had three clubs using our branch as their resource for their club‘s books. Today our branch is helping fifteen groups on a regular or occasional basis.
Did you ever wonder what the Battle of Gettysburg was really like and why it was so important? Find out the answers to these questions at our book discussion of The Killer Angels on March 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Boardwalk Branch. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is a historical novel that tells the story of this pivotal battle from the viewpoints of officers on both sides of the conflict.