Book Recommendation: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot When Henrietta Lacks– a poor, African-American mother of five– died of cervical cancer in 1951, neither she nor her family knew that cells from her tumor had been taken without her knowledge. Henrietta’s aggressive cancer cells were the first to grow, thrive, and replicate in culture. … Read more

A fine tribute

From the Greenwich Time, Sunday, February 7, 2010: To the editor: I’m writing this letter about the two librarians, Ms. Mac and Mrs. K, who died last year. They were two people very close to me and having them go was very hard. I would just like to have people remember them like the way … Read more

InfoAnytime Is Back!

InfoAnytime’s Ask a Librarian service was discontinued for several months after state budget cuts, but CT’s libraries have rallied and contributed funds to bring it back! InfoAnytime is a virtual reference desk and is free of charge. This is a real-time web-based reference service staffed by professional librarians. You won’t need to download any special … Read more

DVD Diva: Romantic Movies

Romance will soon be in the air with Valentine’s Day coming, so why not have a candlelit dinner and watch one of these romantic movies with your sweetie: It’s always fun to watch Hugh Grant fumble his way through life as he tries to find his special someone. Two that I particularly like are Notting … Read more

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