Author Talk: Libby Copeland

Monday, September 27, 2021 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join Libby Copeland for an online discussion of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

September 27, 2021

Events > Author Talk: Libby Copeland

Monday, September 27
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Online Zoom Meeting


Join Libby Copeland for a discussion of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with no thought to the long-term effects. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe. Copeland weaves this exploration with the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless search for answers that becomes a genetic detective story.

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

This program will be held via Zoom. Registration required to receive the Zoom meeting ID.

Sponsored by Newington, Berlin, Wethersfield, and Rocky Hill Libraries.


Video Chat

We will meet online with a video chat using Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, it is very simple and user friendly. We recommend installing Zoom on whichever device you will use (computer, smartphone, tablet) before the program starts. When you click the invite link, you will be prompted to open or install Zoom.