Stop by the library starting September 14 to pick up your free copy of this year’s featured book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, while supplies last. E-versions are also available for download on Overdrive and Hoopla.

Read Frankenstein and attend library events  related to the book and you can be entered to win! We will give away THREE Walmart gift cards ($100, $50, $25). Register by using Beanstack ( Show your registration to at the main circulation desk for a prize. You’ll get an entry to put in the ballot box by the main  circulation desk when you finish the book and for every Henry County Reads event you attend. The final drawing will be on November 5.

Program Highlights

Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ball State Profession, Joyce Huff, leads a public conversation about Frankenstein.

Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein offers a compelling portrait of leadership gone seriously wrong. Dr. Richard Gunderman walks us through its portrayal of catastrophic leadership failures.

Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cassandra Bausman, Trine University Assistant Professor of English, explores the ways in which both Frankenstein and Jurassic Park help us think about the exciting yet potentially difficult relationship between scientific progress and imagination.

Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30-9 p.m.

Watch two big screen versions of this year’s Henry County Reads selection and enjoy free popcorn.

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This program is part of Indiana Humanities’ One State / One Story: Frankenstein, funded in part 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. Up to 70 organizations around the state will receive stipends and books to bring Frankenstein to life all across Indiana. Learn more at Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.