It has been 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, and PSPL is celebrating! Join us throughout the month of October for a series of programs based on the novel and its lasting influence on both literature and pop culture.


Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night
Monday, October 1 @ 6:30pm
River Room

Join us for a screening of this drama-documentary that tells the story of the celebrated gathering in Geneva, 1816 which led to the creation of both Frankenstein and the first modern vampire story.



Saturday, October 13 @ 7:00pm
The Grand Theatre

Join us at The Grand Theatre for a special screening of this 1931 classic starring Boris Karloff, the story of Dr. Frankenstein who tampers with life and death when he pieces together salvaged human body parts to create a monster.

Free ticket required, available at the Check Out Desk.


Unstitching Frankenstein: Reading like an English Major
Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30pm
River Room

Join Professor Catherine Vedder for an examination of Frankenstein and its themes, discovered and discussed through a closer look at Mary Shelley’s novelistic techniques of structure and style. Such themes include Shelley’s critique of the family, as well as her reaction to intellectual and cultural trends of the Romantic era.



Book Discussion: Frankenstein
Tuesday, October 30 @ 6:30pm
River Room

Join us to discuss Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Please register online before stopping by the Check Out Desk to pick up your copy of the book.



All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or