In previous years, the Friends have organized a Holly House Tour in Pompton Lakes, celebrating the season with access to a selection of artfully decorated homes.
In light of the current pandemic, we felt the next best alternative was to share our town’s lighted decorations with you online.
Visit our one-off web page to tour the town from the comfort of your armchair. Can you spot your house?
One Book, One Town 2020 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce this year’s selection for One Book, One Town 2020: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
No one could have predicted that the death of 31 year old Henrietta Lacks in 1951 would change the course of medical science. But the incredible story of Henrietta’s “immortal” cells–used in the development of vaccines for polio, certain cancers and sent into space to research the effect of zero gravity–is the substance of this book. It’s also the personal story of the Lacks family, who first learned of this research decades later.
Against the backdrop of the global pandemic we are experiencing now, the HeLa cell story examines the same issues we face today: the complicated relationships among race, health care and medical ethics.
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The Friends of the Pompton Lakes Library is an independent non-profit volunteer organization working to further the educational and informational needs of the community through its support of the Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library, also known as The Pompton Lakes Library.
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