PEPPERELL -- Be part of the international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" -- it's so much more than the movies!

FrankenREADS is a project of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, funded by a Chairman's grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

As part of this celebration, the Lawrence Library will be hosting two events. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., we invite you to come and learn about the "monster", his creator, and the woman behind it all, Mary Shelley. UMass Lowell Professor Todd Avery will present a lecture on the novel and lead discussion.

The second event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will be screening the latest movie about Mary Shelley starring Elle Fanning (Rated PG-13, run time 2 hours).

Both events are open to adults and teens ages 13 and up. Light refreshments will be served.

Please register at by clicking on Upcoming Events, or by calling the library at 978-433-0330. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. For information, contact Donna Andreason at 978-433-0330 or by emailing