Get involved in One Book 2014!
Head out to a book discussion, explore science topics, or watch a film. We have a wonderful series of events lined up to help you get the most of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Book Club Discussions
Tuesday, May 6 at 10:00 am – Fishersville
Thursday, May 8 at 5:30 pm – Middlebrook
Monday, May 12 at 2:00 pm – Churchville
Tuesday, May 13 at 2:00 pm – Staunton
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 pm – Deerfield
Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm – Waynesboro
Friday, May 9 at 6:30 pm – Waynesboro Public Library
Friday Night Movie: Something the Lord Made
Set in Baltimore of the 1940’s, this movie tells the story of Dr. Alfred Blalock and the lab tech Vivien Thomas who defy strictly enforced racial boundaries to develop heart surgery techniques to help babies.
Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 am – Augusta County Library – Fishersville
The Science Behind The Immortal Life
Explore the science behind the book, and take part in a rousing discussion. Local professors Dr. Lundy Pentz and Dr. Paul Deeble will talk about their experiences in cell biology, cancer research, and even using HeLa cells in the classroom. Light refreshments provided.
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 pm – Waynesboro Public Library
The Cell in Modern Medicine
Susan R. Halsell will discuss a created cell line and medical & scientific discoveries.
Thursday, May 15 at 4:00 pm – Staunton Public Library
DNA: the Amazing Molecule
This workshop is suitable for students in grade 3 and up. The presentation is an introduction to the structure and function of DNA. Students will isolate DNA from their own cells in visible form.
Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 am - Augusta County Library – Fishersville
Advance Health Care Directives
What tools do you need to ensure that any decision regarding your future medical care will reflect your values and desires? Join Jennifer Robertson from Augusta Health as she covers the details of advance directives. Advance registration suggested. Light refreshments provided.
Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm - Staunton Public Library
Movie: The Way of All Flesh
Watch the documentary mentioned in the book. It was originally produced by Adam Curtis for the BBC.
Thursday, May 22 at 4:00 pm - Augusta County Library – Fishersville
Learn about the body’s building blocks with Dr. Steve Baron, Professor of Biology at Bridgewater College, and create a visible form of your own DNA to take home. For ages 7 to 10 with an adult. Advance registration required.
Thursday, May 22 at 5:15 pm – Augusta County Library – Fishersville
DNA Forensics: You Be the Scientist
Learn about the body’s building blocks with Dr. Steve Baron, Professor of Biology at Bridgewater College, and isolate your own DNA to take home. For ages 11 to 18. Advance registration required.