Adult Reading Program Begins
Everyone is a winner when they read books from the Syracuse Public Library and sign-up in the Go Green for My Community Adult Reading Program. Some of the staff of the library are making unique bookmarks from wallpaper samples and paper pieces. Adults can choose a bookmark when they sign-up to read books for the other prizes.
Go Green will include 5-weeks of reading with three grand prize winners names drawn on Oct. 1. The winners will each have a $25 donation made in their name to a local charity of their choice. One of the grand prize winners will be the top reader with the highest number of books read during the Go Green program.
More than thirty books will be given away, along with reusable, custom designed bags. Any patron who checks-out books, audiobooks or e-books from the Syracuse Library is eligible to enter the Go Green for My Community Adult Reading Program.
Book Club is Reading“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
Requests are being taken for copies of the 2010 book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her family didn’t know that the cancer cells taken from their mother were the same cells that are grown for medical research in laboratories around the world. The book follows the history of Henrietta Lacks and later her family’s reaction that the research cells, known as HeLa cells, have been used in multi-million dollars of research. Rebecca Skloot spent ten years researching the book. In it she reveals a history of experimentation on African-Americans, the emerging history of bio-ethics and the legal debate of tissue ownership. Place a hold for a copy of the book through the Evergreen system or call the Syracuse library at 574-457-3022.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, members of the Pottawatomie, Lima family, will be around the corner at the Community Center. The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum is bringing informational activities about the life of Chief Five Medals. This is a free, outdoor event. The Syracuse library has books about local Indian groups, including the Pottawatomie who lived and passed through the area.