Knitting Between the Lines: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Join us at the Bailey Cove Library for a fun and entirely casual hour of knitting and conversation. We will meet each month on the 2nd Thurs at noon as a “lunch bunch” group. Bring your lunch, your knitting or crochet, and your sense of humor! Knitting needles, yarn, and encouragement will be provided for beginners. This month, we will discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bailey Cove meeting room