Author and Forensic Anthropologist Mary Manhein to visit library

ANITA YOUNG Ascension Parish Library
Mary Manhein

Dead men tell no tales ... or do they? To some people, bones do tell a story. Mary Manhein, renowned forensic anthropologist, is one of those people. Whether you're interested in forensic anthropology as a career or are simply curious about reading bones, this program is one that you won't want to miss. Just beneath the surface, you will find that each set of bones does, in fact, have its own tale to tell.

Manhein is the director of the LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Lab and is widely known as “The Bone Lady”. Her recognized expertise continually prompts interviews on national news and network television programs. She is the author of two non-fiction books, The Bone Lady and Trail of Bones, and one fiction novel, Floating Souls: the Canal Murders.

A visit with Manhein is scheduled for Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Gonzales. The library will be closed at this time, so you will need to enter through the doors facing S. Irma Blvd. This program is designed for teens but is free and open to everyone. Due to limited seating, registration is required. Ms. Manhein will have copies of her books available for purchase and signing. For more information or to register, please call or stop by any Ascension Parish Library location.