Frankenstein party planned at library

The Jackson County Public Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” by participating in One State/One Story, an Indiana Humanities program made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.

“One State/One Story: The Science and the Fiction in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” is set for 6 p.m. March 29 at the library, 303 W. Second St. Seymour. All ages are welcome.

Dr. Monique Morgan, associate professor of English at Indiana University, will present a talk providing two contexts for understanding Frankenstein: The early 19th-century science and the literary precursors that influenced Shelley’s novel.

All ages are welcome, and there is a limit of 50 attendees. Those signing up may pick up a copy of “Frankenstein” at the checkout desk.

Another program, “Frankenstein: The Making of a Book Trailer” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 16 and 17 at the library.

Teens in grades 6 through 12 will have an opportunity to learn green screen technology, use editing software and write and act in their own book trailer during this two-day program. Participation in both days is required, and there is a limit of 20 teens.

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