New Orleans native Edward Haslam will be at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, to discuss his book, “Dr. Mary’s Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics.”

The library is at 4747 West Napoleon Ave., and the event is free and open to the public. July 21 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Mary Sherman, a nationally known cancer researcher who was found murdered in her St. Charles Avenue apartment.

The murder sets the stage for the story of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics and medical journals, Haslam presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping from the JFK assassination to cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccines, the AIDS virus and biological weapon research using infected monkeys.

HASLAM WAS RAISED IN NEW ORLEANS AND A TULANE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AND EDITORS AND IS A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE PRESS CLUB OF FT. WORTH. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT CHRIS SMITH, MANAGER OF ADULT PROGRAMMING FOR THE LIBRARY, AT (504) 889-8143 OR WCSMITH@JEFFERSON.LIB.LA.US.

EAST BANK REGIONAL

  • 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190
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  • AUTHOR EVENT “DR. MARY’S MONKEY” BY EDWARD HASLAM: 7 p.m. Monday.
  • FAMILY NIGHT: 7 p.m. Monday.
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GRETNA LIBRARY

  • 102 Willow Drive, Gretna, (504) 364-2716

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LAKESHORE BRANCH

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NORTH KENNER BRANCH

  • 630 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 736-8730

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OLD METAIRIE BRANCH

  • 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 838-4353

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ROSEDALE

  • 4036 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 838-4350

HOURS: NOON TO 8 P.M. MONDAY AND TUESDAY; 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY; 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY; CLOSED SUNDAY.

  • STORYTIME WITH CRAFT: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday.
  • CRAFT: 1 p.m. Saturday.
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TERRYTOWN LIBRARY

  • 680 Heritage Ave., Terrytown, (504) 364-2717

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  • BUGMOBILE: 1 p.m. Thursday.
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  • RONALD MCDONALD: 2 p.m. Tuesday.
  • STORYTIME: 4 p.m. Wednesday.

WEST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

  • 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 364-2660
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