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Books Between Bites -October 5th-The Emperor of All Maladies -A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Muherjee. Reviewed by Linda Castleman. (More info below)

Second Saturday Book Sale - We will not be having Second Saturday Sales or Monday and Thursday sales for a while due to the remodeling of our Friends area. It may take a few months, but we will let you know when they will start back up.



Emporer of All Maladies

The Friends of the Library invite you to Madden Auditorium on Wednesday, October 5 at 12:15 p.m. for Books Between Bites.

Linda Castleman, retired lawyer, avid reader, and lifelong learner will review the book The Emperor of All Maladies -A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Muherjee, cellular biologist and oncologist.

The book follows the history of cancer dating from the Egyptian physician, Imhotep, in 2625 B.C. to modern times. The diagnosis of, and treatments for cancer are told through stories of victims, heroes, heroines and villains. The biography of cancer educates the reader to minute details of how, for example, leukemia was studied and treated. Cancer is considered the “emperor” because after thousands of years it has not been eradicated. We are fighting it as the second leading cause of death in this country and have recently set out in a moonshot effort to dethrone it.

Ms. Castleman will present a summary of what she has learned in the reading of the book. She will share the book as a daughter of a woman diagnosed with cancer at the age of 85.


Books Between Bites is a free program at the Decatur Public Library, sponsored by Friends of Decatur Library



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Second Saturday Book Sales - The Friends of the Library will not be having Second Saturday Sales for a while due to the remodeling of our Friends area. We will let you know when they will start back up. Also the Monday and Thursday sales will be postponed. Thanks for your support.