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Library Express, Curbside, and Virtual Services

All Access Book Club

The “All Access Book Club” meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. via free conference call.

The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is our book selection for November 5, 2020. This book chronicles the life of African American Henrietta Lacks, who in 1951 had cervical tissue removed and grown in culture (without her permission); producing the first continuously replicating human-cell samples for research. It  discusses subsequent medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine and AIDS treatment. It also explores bioethical concerns involving tissue ownership. Best seller. 2010

This title is available from the Talking Books collection as DB 70661 (audio). It is also available in the Fairfax County Public Library collection in these formats:

To join the event:

  • Call 703-324-1800 or toll-free number 1-877-862-8112;
  • At the prompt, enter the code 389887.

Upcoming Book Club Events and Titles:

  • December 3 — Long way down by Jason Reynolds

For more information including upcoming titles, please call Access Services at 703-324-8380 or email

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