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One Book, One Michiana 2014: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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2014's One Book One Michiana selection is Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley. Published in 1818, Frankenstein is considered one of the first examples of horror and science fiction literature. You can check the book out at the St. Joseph County and Elkhart County Public Libraries, which encourage as many people as possible in the community to read the same book at the same time.

In addition to reading the book, South Bend-area readers will have the opportunity to participate in a host of Frankenstein-related activities throughout the area from March 28 through May 3rd of this year. For the full list, visit

Activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. A partial list of activities:

April 1, 4 p.m. German Township Branch, 52807 Lynnewood Ave., South Bend: It's Alive: Exploring Electricity with Notre Dame's Chemo Demo Team.

April 1, 6:30 p.m. Francis Branch, 52655 Ironwood Rd., South Bend: Monster Mash with South Bend Contra Dancers and live band RiverRun - all ages/experience welcome.

April 2, 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. - and each Wednesday through May 7 at Forever Learning Institute, 54191 Ironwood Rd., South Bend: "Frankenstein and Mary Shelley" class. Call (574) 282-1901 for more information.

April 2, 5:00 p.m. arrival, 6 p.m. taping - WNIT Studios, 300 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend: Live taping of WNIT Dinner and a Book

April 3, 6:30 p.m. Osolo Branch Library, 3429 E. Bristol St., Elkhart: PG-rated movie Frankenweenie

April 3, 6:30 p.m. Bittersweet Branch, 602 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka: Frankenstein: Pop Culture Myth Vs. The Real Deal (teens and adults)

April 4, 3 p.m. Elkhart Main Library, 300 S. Second St., Elkhart: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

April 4, 5-7 p.m. Downtown South Bend "Book the Bend" - Dr. Frankenstein's monster stalks the streets of South Bend!

April 5, 2 p.m. 1st floor café, Main Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend Edible Book Festival

Coming Up from South Bend Book Examiner: There's Something About Mary Shelley

Previous One Book One Michiana Books:

2010: One Book One Michiana kicks off a community-wide celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

2011: Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam

2012: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2013: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara


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