Lab Girl

In cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts, Harford County Library is offering the public copies of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, an award winning scientist who writes beautifully.  Contact your local branch to pick up a free copy.

Called one of the best books of the year by, among others, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Time, and NPR, the memoir “does for botany what Oliver Sacks’s essays did for neurology, what Stephen Jay Gould’s writings did for paleontology” (New York Times). It’s “Immediately engrossing and extremely readable” (the Guardian).

“Some people are great writers, while other people live lives of adventure and importance.  Almost no one does both.  Hope Jahren does both. She makes me wish I ‘d been a scientist.”  Ann Patchett

“Breathtakingly honest…Gorgeous…At its core, Lab Girl is a book about seeing–with the eyes, and also the hands and heart.”  American Scientist
This book complements Nature’s Best Hope, the current selection for Harford County Climate Action’s book club e as it is about the wonders of the plant world.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 

You may also join a Virtual Book Discussion in April- choose one of the times below and register.

April 10 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM : NEA Big Read Virtual Book Discussion

April 15 20201 1:00 – 2:00 PM : NEA Big Read Virtual Book Discussion

HCPL is proud to partner with Maryland Public Television (MPT) to bring “NEA Big Read” to Harford County! 
Join us for a special virtual book discussion of the memoir, Lab Girl, by award-winning scientist Hope Jahren. Call your favorite HCPL branch to get details on how you can receive a free copy of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren…while supplies last. 
Geared toward those from 11th grade to adult.
The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. It broadens the understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Click here to register. 

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