Each season the Amarillo Public Library features an author and a book or books by said author, for their Amarillo Reads Program.  This winter they will be focusing on Mary Shelley and starting with the book Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley Manuscripts Form Part Of An Exhibition At The Bodleian Library
Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Several events will be focused around this great author and this great book.

Each Thursday, starting January 19th - February 9th at the Downtown Library at 6pm, they will be featuring a movie based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

January 19th - They will show the 1931 version of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff

January 26th - The library will show Young Frankenstein, released in 1974 starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, and Peter Boyle

February 6th - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, released in 1994 starring Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, and Helena Bonham Carter

February 9th - Victor Frankenstein from 2015 starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Jessica Brown Findlay

Plus, the Downtown Town Lunchtime Book Club meets each month and this month they will be discussing Frankenstein and The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.

This will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 12:15pm at the Downtown Library.

Then on Saturday, January 28th at 10am, WTAMU professor Dr. Monica Smith Hart will be discussing Mary Shelley.  The discussion will include her writing, but also the circles she was in, from her famous parents, her husband who was a poet plus all her great friendships with other writers.

So get ready to enter the world of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein and more for Amarillo Reads at the Amarillo Public Library.


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