2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

The Children's Room is closed until further notice due to flooding. Story times will be held upstairs in the Mello Program Room.

Fall hours begin Tuesday, September 7.

The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing with Libby Copeland

This presentation will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on Libby Copeland’s years of research for her book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families.

 

We will meet at 6:30 PM via zoom for this discussion.  Please include your email address when you register for this discussion so that a link may be sent to you.  

Room Reservation: 
Tuesday, October 05
Program Time: 
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Name of Organization: 
Portsmouth Free Public Library
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Magnus
Contact Phone Number: 
401 683-9457 ext. 113
Contact Email: 
carolyn.magnus@gmail.com
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