The Lost Family: Take a dive into DNA testing with Libby Copeland October 13

Libby Copeland explores the mysteries of DNA testing on October 13, 2020 with  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Come one, come all to the greatest discussion on earth! This one is flipping lives upside down.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room (RSCR) invites you to participate in a virtual discussion on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. with author Libby Copeland to explore the culture of genealogy, and the science and business of DNA testing as the topic of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are.

The Lost Family traces the journey of one woman, her unusual DNA test results, and a relentless, methodical drive for answers that becomes a modern genetic detective story. Additionally, Copeland’s new book investigates how home DNA testing impacts communities including adoptees, the donor-conceived and those who didn't start out with questions about their families – but now have questions based on their home-testing DNA discoveries. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting conversation!

Called “an entertaining and impressively comprehensive field guide to the rapidly evolving world of genetic testing,” by The Washington Post and “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing,” by The Wall Street Journal, Copeland’s The Lost Family is sure to be your next favorite read. “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” event is hosted online through Zoom by RSCR Librarian Shelia Bumgarner and is recommend for everyone ages 16-100.

Click here to register for this event.

How to join an online program
This event takes place on Zoom. Please register by 4 p.m., October 12, which is one day before the event. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting.

New to using Zoom? Check out these resources to help you get started.