Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was first published anonymously in 1818 and has never been out of print since. In honour of the 200th anniversary, Delta libraries will be celebrating all things Frankenstein throughout October and particularly during Frankenweek (Oct. 24 to 31).
Escape from Dr. Frankenstein's Laboratory will be held from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Tsawwassen Library. Dr. Frankenstein has created a monster and is ready for the final piece - a brain! Do you have what it takes to stop the evil Dr. Frankenstein from bringing his monstrosity to life? Teams of two to four will use science to solve the clues, find the brain and escape the notorious laboratory. Program is for ages 10 to 14.
If you are eight years or older, come to the Ladner Pioneer Library on Monday, October 22 between 2 and 4 p.m. to transform into Dr. Frankenstein and create your own monster Frankenstuffie using recycled stuffed toys. Make it creepy or make it cute; either way you'll go home with a unique stuffie friend. Registration is required.
There will be a free screening of Frankenstein’s Daughter to celebrate Frankenweek at each of the Delta libraries. This campy 1958 low-budget horror movie is one of many adaptations of Mary Shelley’s classic novel available on IndieFlix. With an audience score of 2.5/5 on Rotten Tomatoes and 3.8/10 on IMDb, this film is entertaining for all the wrong reasons. It is suitable for teen and adult audiences.
Frankenstein’s Daughter will be shown at the George Mackie Library on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Tsawwassen Library on Monday, Oct. 29 and at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30. All screenings go from 7 to 8:30 p.m.