As part of the Hiram College Community Reading Program, the Kent Free Library will show a film about the life of Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

This new feature film directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour and starring Elle Fanning tells the story of Mary Shelley and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. At Lord Byron’s house party on Lake Geneva, guests engage in telling ghost stories, and Shelley creates an incredible character, which impacts literature and popular culture for centuries to come.

The movie is rated PG-13. Due to licensing restrictions, titles of feature films may not be published. No registration required. Those attending should pick up a ticket at the Information Desk beginning at 6 pm.

The Frankenstein Community Reading Program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Extending Humanities Scholarship and Learning Throughout Our Community.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the national endowment for the humanities. WKSU is the media sponsor for the program.

For more information about related events in the community, visit www.hiram.edu/frankenstein.