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POSTPONED! Loyalty Community Salon discusses Cancer with Dr Raju Rayavarapu

POSTPONED! Please stay tuned to our newsletter and social media for the new date. 


We have always felt that Loyalty is as much about community as it is about books. So with that in mind, we are launching a topical discussion series... A Community Salon at Loyalty Bookstores. 

The format of these Salons is a casual yet informative conversation aimed at educating the community on topics that are important and relevant to our everyday lives. Each Salon will be led by experts in their field who are also members of our local community. Each expert will recommend 3-6 books (for sale in the store) related to the topic of the evening. We will be holding A Community Salons once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. This is a conversation, not a lecture.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to interact with your neighbors in a place of ideas and diversity and share your thoughts and questions about these fascinating and important topics. Let’s gather, listen, ask questions and explore our world together.

The first three Salon topics are Cancer (3/18), US Elections (4/22) and Art Appreciation (5/20).


Dr. Raju Rayavarapu, a local of Lancaster, PA and now of Silver Spring, received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Franklin and Marshall College. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame where his dissertation focused on metastatic breast cancer and the development of therapies for the treatment of metastatic cancers. He completed his post-doctoral studies at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where he worked on autophagy, cellular self-eating, and its role in cancer cell survival. Raju spends his evenings reading, playing video games and staring deep into space.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
823 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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