Download and print FLAT FRANK
Color him in and then take him along with you on your October travels. Take photos with Flat Frank around town or on your Fall Break trip. When you post to Instagram and Facebook, be sure to use #JCPLFlatFrank so we can see them. Maybe you'll see yourself on our in-branch screens and social media, too!
One State / One Story: Frankenstein is an Indiana Humanities Program and has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.
ALL THINGS FRANKENSTEIN
FRANKENREADS BOOK DISCUSSIONS
Join us for special book discussions at each of our branches in October. Rediscover the horror and havoc of the famed monster. The first 200 people to register and attend one of these events will receive a free copy of Frankenstein.
Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Oct. 3 / 6-7 p.m.
Franklin Branch Mon / Oct. 15 / 6:30-8 p.m.
White River Branch Mon / Oct. 15 / 7-8 p.m.
Trafalgar Branch Tue / Oct. 16 / 6-7 p.m
Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Oct. 23 / 2-3 p.m.
White River Branch Wed / Oct. 31 / 1:30-3:30 p.m.
FRANKEN-READS: ADULT MONSTER MASH
Join us at MashCraft Brewing where we'll discuss Mary Shelley's classic from 6-7 p.m. Then from 7-8 p.m., we'll celebrate with games, trivia, costume contests, a photo booth and more! Adults (21+)
MashCraft Brewing (1140 N. SR 135, Greenwood)
Mon / Oct. 8 / 6-8 p.m.
Learn how to do Frankenstein makeup and discover spooky tricks that will take your costume to the next level.
Children & Teens (grades 5-12)
Franklin Branch Mon / Oct. 1 / 6:30-8 p.m.
THE SCIENCE OF MAGIC
Frankenstein’s monster was brought to life with science and a bit of magic. Mad Magical Scientist, Daniel Lusk, explains how magicians use science to perform their magic.
Children (birth-age 12); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome
White River Branch Thu / Oct. 4 / 6:30-7:15 p.m.
ZAP! ELECTRIC SAFETY
Electricity brought Frankenstein's monster to life; now see what can happen with electricity in this sizzling presentation by Johnson County REMC. Please register.
Children (grades K-6); Child’s Caregiver Required, Families Welcome
Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / Oct. 8 / 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Trafalgar Branch Thu / Oct. 11 / 11 a.m.-noon
White River Branch Mon / Oct. 15 / 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Franklin Branch Tue / Oct. 16 / 4-5 p.m.
TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BODY SNATCHING
A 19th century boom in medical schools and medical education created a supply problem for physicians and students whose demand for cadavers could no longer be satisfied with the corpses of criminals and unclaimed bodies in morgues and poor houses. In response, a ghastly new profession emerged–body snatching. Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, Sarah Halter, will talk the history of anatomical education and body snatching in Indiana and the scandals, public outcries and court cases that finally led to change.
Clark Pleasant Branch Tue / Oct. 9 / 6-7 p.m.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION: MONSTER MOVIES
Try using stop motion animation to create the next monster masterpiece. All materials will be provided to make a cast, design a set and plan out your own short movie! Please register.
Children (grades K-6)
White River Branch Wed / Oct. 10 / 4:30-5:30 p.m.
IT’S ALIVE! FRANKENSTEIN FOLLIES
Conduct electrical experiments and maybe even wake up your very own monster! Please register.
Children (grades 1-6); Families Welcome
Franklin Branch Wed / Oct. 10 / 4:30-5:30 p.m.
A VISIT WITH MARY SHELLEY
This one-woman event is a unique opportunity to a “meet” Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. In this dynamic portrayal, storyteller, Adrienne Provenzano compares versions of Frankenstein and puts Shelley's life as a 19th-century literary woman into historical context. Please register.
Trafalgar Branch Sat / Oct. 13 / 2-3 p.m.
CONFRONTING THE TERROR OF DEATH: HOW DEAD IS TOO DEAD IN ART?
Death is a common theme in creative arts - from plays to paintings to novels, as seen in Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein." Franklin College Professor of Art, Dr. Svetlana Rakic will explore how death has been depicted throughout art history. Using examples ranging from medieval to contemporary art, Dr. Rakic will share how the portrayal of death in Western art has developed and changed over time. ADULTS--
Please Note: Due to graphic depictions, some of the images may be disturbing to sensitive viewers.
Franklin Branch Wed / Oct. 17 / 6:30 p.m.
Get ready for Halloween with not-so-scary tales from professional storyteller, Sally Perkins.
Children (grades K-6); Families Welcome
White River Branch Thu / Oct. 18 / 7-7:45 p.m.
Meet us in the Urban Forest for some Halloween fun. Wear your costume, listen to some not-so-scary stories and bring a flashlight as you trick-or-treat along the StoryWalk trail.
Franklin Branch Fri / Oct. 19 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.
FAMILY MONSTER MASH
It's a mash, a family monster mash! Join us for all things Frankenstein including crafts, games and treats. Please register.
Clark Pleasant Branch Mon / Oct. 22 / 6:30-7:30 p.m.
CAN FRANKENSTEIN HELP US UNDERSTAND GLOBAL WARMING?
In this talk, Dr. Phillips, Assistant Professor of English, Franklin College, draws connections between two eras of climate change concerns, with a look at how Shelley's appeals to reason and emotion reflect the ways we talk about climate science today. Please register.
Clark Pleasant Branch Wed / Oct. 24 / 6-7:30 p.m.
During Frankenfest at Halloween Town on October 27, 2018, the Johnson County Public Library is hosting an all-day Read-a-Thon of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley's remarkable novel that turns 200 in 2018! We're looking for volunteers who are willing to read aloud for 15-minutes each during the Read-a-Thon. Click here to volunteer to participate.
JCPL's Frankenfest at Franklin's Halloween Town promises to be an unforgettable culmination to One State / One Story: Frankenstein, our statewide read of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In addition to the Read-a-Thon, join us at Frankenfest for fun for all ages including Dr. Frankenstein's Lab, a hands-on STEAM experience, plus games, crafts, photo opportunities and more.
Library Services Center Sat / Oct. 27 / 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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