One Book, One Community

By KBJR News 1

March 8, 2012 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 12:49 PM CDT

Duluth Libraries are bringing community together and sparking interest in reading with the One Book, One Community event. Carla Powers with the Duluth Public Libraries sits down on NewsCenter Today to explain all you need to know about the program.

This years book choice is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”.

The program begins March 8th with the showing of the documentary "Unnatural Causes" and continues through April 18th with a presentation by the books author.

For information about One Book, One Community, visit www.duluth.lib.mn.us

Other One Book, One Community events will include:
• “Unnatural Causes” showing and discussion in two parts, 6:15 to 8 p.m. March 8 and March 12 in the Duluth Public Library’s Green Room. St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services sponsors this documentary as part of The Un-Fair Campaign.

• Saturday Sprites: Winter Gala, 10 a.m. to noon, March 10, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Cost: $4 for HNC members, $7 for non-members. Call 724-6735 or email info@hartleynature.org

• Rambling & Reading in the Woods, 10 a.m. to noon March 17. Hartley Nature Center. Cost: Snowshoe rental fee (if needed). For more information, call 724-6735.

• Henrietta Lacks and the Ongoing Transformation of Healthcare in the U.S., 7 p.m. March 26, Duluth Public Library Green Room, 520 W. Superior St. Dr. Jon Sande, director of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Ethics Program, will set the context within the history of U.S. medicine since 1910 and in terms of the cultural mores of 1951.

• Creativity Tank, 3 p.m. March 28, Virginia Public Library Auditorium, 215 Fifth Ave. S. Discover the science of water and paper. Designed for 3rd through 6th graders. For more information, call (218) 748-7525.

• Book discussion, 6:30 p.m., March 29, Duluth Public Library Green Room. Discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” led by College of St. Scholastica faculty.

• Creativity Tank: Art & Water Discovery, 1 to 3 p.m. March 31, Duluth Public Library Green Room. Children & families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of discovering how water and art intersect. Adults must accompany children younger than 6.

• Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. April 4, Virginia High School Library, 411 Fifth Ave. S., Virginia. Discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” To register, call (218) 742-3990.

• A Perspective on the Mission of Johns Hopkins, 7 p.m. April 9, Duluth Public Library Green Room. Dr. Stephen Huddleston of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore will focus on patient care, research and teaching, and the ramifications of ethical questions raised by “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Dr. Huddleston will join St. Luke’s Hospital in July.

• National Library Week Book Discussion, noon, April 10, Virginia Public Library Auditorium. Brown Bag Lunch discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” sponsored by the Friends of the Virginia Public Library.

• Saturday Sprites: Spring Sing Along, 10 a.m. to noon, April 14, Hartley Nature Center. Cost: $4 for HNC members, $7 for non-members. Kids and parents learn ways to enjoy nature together. Call 724-6735 or email info@hartleynature.org.

• Exploring Nature, 10:30 a.m. April 14, Cloquet Public Library’s large meeting room, 320 14th St., Cloquet. Kristine Hiller from Jay Cooke State Park will present a talk for all ages inspired by the science and naturalist themes of “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.”

• Henrietta Lacks: Readers’ Theater, 6:30 p.m., April 16, Cloquet Public Library, large meeting room. Participants read brief selections from the book and from comments submitted by community members in various professions.