Frankenreads is a project of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, funded by a Chairman’s grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818) by encouraging people around the world to organize or participate in events celebrating the novel.
Along with the system-wide activities taking place throughout the library branches, each branch will offer special activities during October that will have a nod toward Frankenstein or directly honor the anniversary of the classic. The Johns Library is offering activities for both children and adults.
- Teen Read Week Writing Workshop: “It’s Written in the Stars Read” – Tuesday, October 9 from 4pm to 7pm
- Scavenger Hunt for kids of all ages (10 – 14 year-olds may have the most fun with it) : Solve the puzzles and track down the clues to build your own Frankenstein’s Monster. By yourself or with a friend, find all the pieces to earn a treat, and enter your name for a chance to win a prize. Come by after school on Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30pm for some sleuthing.
- Family Movie Night: Come by the Johns Library on Thursday, October 11 at 5:30pm to enjoy a Frankenstein themed family film. Please contact the library for the name of the film.