One Book, One Michiana
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by Mary Shelley


One Book, One Michiana


March 28 - May 3, 2014


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Or, The Modern Prometheus

This classic novel is groundbreaking in many ways. First, it was the beginning of the modern horror genre and secondly, it was written by a very young woman with an interesting life, Mary Shelley. Many other similar monster stories have emerged since this was published in 1818, as well as various movie versions of the story.

At SJCPL and other Michiana libraries you’ll find many copies of our One Book selection, as well as companion novels and informational books, movies, and events throughout the five weeks beginning March 28th and continuing into May. We invite the entire community to read and discuss our selected title for 2014.

Our programming concerns many aspects of science and horror from grave-robbing to DNA testing, “horroragami” to repurposing discarded junk, and from medical ethics to electrical experiments. We will once again present our popular Trivia Night including a “monstrously” fun round of general knowledge questions, and our Edible Book Contest including creations with a monster theme.

    Other special events include:
  • A breakfast book discussion with Tricia Sloma and Hank Herreman
  • Tea at Tippecanoe Place with a dramatic portrayal by Mary Ann Moran
  • The taping of Dinner and a Book in the WNIT studio
  • A presentation of National Theatre Live: Frankenstein at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

We would like to thank all of our Michiana libraries, schools, book clubs, media outlets, organizations, and businesses for joining and supporting us as we celebrate One Book, One Michiana!

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