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Frankenstein Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

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Frankenstein - Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
Exhibit closed
November 15

Visit Tompkins County Public Library this Fall when the American Library Association's Traveling Exhibition Frankenstein - Penetrating the Secrets of Nature arrives!

The exhibition encourages audiences to examine the intent of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, and to discuss Shelley's and their own views about personal and societal responsibility as it relates to science and other areas. 

The summer reading of Frankenstein will take place in partnership with Cornell University, The Ithaca Journal, Borders Bookstore and many different community groups. 

Reading Frankenstein first will enable you to fully appreciate the exhibition and to participate fully in all the activities planned for the Fall in partnership with Cornell University, Ithaca College Humanities Department, and members of the Discovery Trail For more information and to stay informed check out this web page regularly . 

Mary Shelley
Check this page often for new information!

- Calender of Events (click for more)

Event Spotlight:
November 23 @ 2 p.m.

Is it Alive?
Sciencenter Showtime

Meet Norbert, the bearded dragon, and learn about the characteristics of living things and our responsibilities to the animals we care for.

Where: Tompkins County Public Library

- Cornell Freshmen Reading Project

- Exhibition Outline

- Ithaca Reads Frankenstein
Join us in a community reading of Mary Shelley's novel. Click Here!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Ebook
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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature was developed by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association.

It has been made possible by major grants from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., and the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md. The traveling exhibition is based upon a major exhibition produced by the National Library of Medicine in 1997-1998.

American Library Association National Endowment for the Humanities National Library of Medicine

Local program support has been generously provided by Cornell University, M&T Bank, and Borders Bookstore.

Cornell University Logo M & T Bank Logo Borders Bookstore Logo

We have also benefited from many local partnerships with community groups including the members of the Discovery Trail.

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Last Revised November 8, 2002