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Monrovia Friends of the Library Meeting

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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Members of Monrovia FOL meet to discuss fund raising and other activities for Monrovia Library. Read more about Monrovia Friends of the Library Meeting

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Monrovia Friends of the Library Meeting

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Monrovia Friends of the Library Meeting

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Friday, September 7, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Monrovia Friends of the Library Meeting

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Home School Story Time at Monrovia - Back to School Olympics

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Home schoolers from kindergarten through third grade are invited to Home School Story time at Monrovia.  This month we will hone our library skills with games and books with an Olympic theme.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet together and discuss curriculum ideas for this school year. Read more about Home School Story Time at Monrovia - Back to School Olympics

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Family Movie Night at Monrovia

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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Join us for movie magic at Monrovia Public Library!  Popcorn and drinks available for minimal fee.  Tickets are free and are available at the Monrovia Circulation Desk. Read more about Family Movie Night at Monrovia

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Craft Night at Monrovia - Paper Bead Jewelry

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Learn how to craft creative and beautiful jewelry from paper beads made from recycled magazines at Monrovia Library Craft night.  Please call 256-489-3392 or stop by circulation desk at Monrovia to sign up please.  Teens and adults only. Read more about Craft Night at Monrovia - Paper Bead Jewelry

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Family Movie Night at Monrovia

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Beat the summertime heat and join us for a family-friendly movie at Monrovia.  Read more about Family Movie Night at Monrovia

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Tuesday Night Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.

Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave.

Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia—a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo—to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Read more about Tuesday Night Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Tuesday Night Book Club: The Postmistress

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Sarah Blake
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The Postmistress

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.

On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter.

In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape.

The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them- but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen.

The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during war­time, when those we cherish leave. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right. Read more about Tuesday Night Book Club: The Postmistress

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