“It’s Alive”: Join in the Frankenstein Fun

Monster madness is brewing at FCPL as One State / One Story: Frankenstein begins! Events kick-off  Sat, Feb 17, 1:00-3:00 with Monster Bash, a party featuring several stations; Make-Your-Own-Props Photo Booth, STEM Projects, Monster Mad Libs, and  Frankenstein books plus swag! Marmoo’s Cupcakes is bringing free treats and the celebration will feature a Storytelling Competition and Monster Creation.

Local author, Charity Singleton Craig, will lead the Storytelling Competition. Charity will share writing tips before allowing participants to tell their own story. To learn more about Charity Singleton Craig visit her website.

At Monster Creation, party-goers will be Dr. Frankensteins creating their own monsters- complete with names and backstories. Entries will be voted on by Library staff and the public via the FCPL Facebook page. The winning entry will be turned into a stuffed animal that will be displayed in the Children’s Department. Additionally, the winner will receive a stuffed animal of their monster to keep. The Monster Bash is an event for all ages and registration is still open at myfcpl.org.

          Sign up for the Frankenstein Comic Creation Club held on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. starting February 28th. The classic novel’s relationship to modern society will be illustrated at each meeting as the club plans a comic book. This is a multi-generational program that will be of interest to anyone who enjoys manga, art, science, literature, or pop culture.

          Local indie author Jeff Bennington will visit Harry’s Coffee Bar on Wednesday, February 21st. Bennington is the Amazon bestselling author of four supernatural and sci-fi books. His newest release Federal Underground tells the story of alien invasion and government conspiracy. Also, Reunion is a supernatural thriller which details the aftermath of a high school shooting. Bennington is the founder of the Kindle Book Review, an avid blogger, and a 2018 qualifier of the Boston Marathon. He will share his writing experiences with a Frankenstein tie-in and answer questions.

One State / One Story: Frankenstein is an initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book, to encourage Hoosier to read the classic novel as it turns 200 in 2018. More than a dozen programs- including a digital gaming worship, a sci-fi and horror writing festival for teens, community reads and read-a-thons and college and university partnerships- will bring Frankenstein to life all over the state. One State / One Story: Frankenstein has been made possible in art by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.IndianaHumanities.org/Frankenstein.

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