Book Club | Wednesdays | 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Two books will be featured throughout this series: The Story Within by Amy Boesky and Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly.

Join us for all or just a night or two! Books can be reserved at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. After the book club join us for RAC Chats located on the main level in the Grand Lobby. Although registration is not required it is encouraged.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics | Part II Justice: The DNA Revolution in the Courts & Part III Behavior: Do Genes Make us the Way we are?

Join us for an intriguing discussion on DNA used to solve cold and new criminal cases. Does genetics play a role in who will become a criminal? We understand that genes give us eye and hair color but could it also tell about our mental stability, personality and talent? Also is there really a “gay” gene? Explore more on this last night of our Book Club!

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics.

Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. This weeks discussion (Part IV) will discuss how genetics is involved with GMOs, saving endangered animals, creating new food through transgenic animals and using animal organs to have humans! Join us every week or just the weeks that interest you!

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | The Story Within | Kick off night for The Story Within

The Story Within by Amy Boesky is comprised of essay stories created by various people. These stories explore what is involved in making decisions about genetic diseases and how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. This book was created in hopes to expand conversations about genetics and identity. It has also increased debate and generated questions. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is very complicated and deeply personal.

Join us for all or just a night or two! Books can be reserved at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. After the book club join us for RAC Chats located on the main level in the Grand Lobby.

Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | The Story Within Part I Finding Out: Genetics and Ideas of Self

Part I Finding Out: Genetics and Ideas of Self: brings awareness to the challenges of genetic decisions such as: whether to be tested, who to tell, whether to have children, and whether and how to treat children medically, if treatment is available.

The Story Within by Amy Boesky is comprised of essay stories created by various people. These stories explore what is involved in making decisions about genetic diseases and how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. This book was created in hopes to expand conversations about genetics and identity. It has also increased debate and generated questions. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is very complicated and deeply personal.

Join us for all or just a night or two! Books can be reserved at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. After the book club join us for RAC Chats located on the main level in the Grand Lobby.

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | The Story Within | Part II Intervening: Living with Genetic Differences

Part II Intervening: Living with Genetic Differences: These differences vary from major medical issues such as cystic fibrosis to something very benign such as the color of our hair or eyes. As we read, people affected by genetic disease respond to such choices in varied and personal ways.

The Story Within by Amy Boesky is comprised of essay stories created by various people. These stories explore what is involved in making decisions about genetic diseases and how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. This book was created in hopes to expand conversations about genetics and identity. It has also increased debate and generated questions. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is very complicated and deeply personal.

Join us for all or just a night or two! Books can be reserved at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. After the book club join us for RAC Chats located on the main level in the Grand Lobby.

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | The Story Within Part III Passing Down Genetics and Family

Part III Passing Down Genetics and Family: A child is a combination of genes of which they get half from mom and half from dad. Usually these genes are happy together, but what if there are differences? This part reflects again on the challenges of genomic decision and challenges us to expand our sense of what “health” is or whose life has value.

The Story Within by Amy Boesky is comprised of essay stories created by various people. These stories explore what is involved in making decisions about genetic diseases and how genetic information shapes the ways we see ourselves, the world, and our actions within it. This book was created in hopes to expand conversations about genetics and identity. It has also increased debate and generated questions. All of their stories remind us that genetic health is very complicated and deeply personal.

Join us for all or just a night or two! Books can be reserved at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. After the book club join us for RAC Chats located on the main level in the Grand Lobby.

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics  Book Kick off and Part IV Plants & Animals: Genetic Engineering and Nature

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics.

Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in.

This weeks discussion (Part IV) will discuss how genetics is involved with GMOs, saving endangered animals, creating new food through transgenic animals and using animal organs to have humans! Join us every week or just the weeks that interest you!

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics | Part VI Dilemmas: Genetic Technologies and Individual Choices

Who should be able to know your genetic information, should it be private? Are frozen embryos people or property? Why is everyone opposed to cloning? Can we improve the gene pool through eugenics?

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics.

Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in.

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics | Part V Disease: The Genetic Revolution in Medicine

We all know people with either cystic fibrosis, breast cancer or Alzheimer disease but have you ever thought of being tested for them or if you might be as risk of getting one? Would gene therapy help? Part V will examine these questions and address the burden of knowing you have the gene for one of them.

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics.

Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in.

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics | Part I History: Using DNA to Understand the Past

Abraham Lincoln was very tall for his generation, leading researchers to think he may have had a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome… did he? This part also digs into the past of royal families! Can bones give us more details? Read part 1 and join us to discuss!

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics. Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in.

Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.

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