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Frankenstein at the library

Don't be scared. Be a part of the party welcoming Frankenstein to the library in October.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley, and the Douglas County Library will celebrate with film screenings and a book discussion.

The library will show the 1931 classic movie, "Frankenstein," at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the large meeting room. "Young Frankenstein," the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy, will show at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. These viewings are free, and popcorn will be provided. No pre-registration is needed.

Fittingly, the discussion of Shelley's book is set for Halloween day, at 2 p.m.

Courtesy of the Friends of the Douglas County Library, free copies of the book are available to participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Several print copies can also be requested within the Viking Library System, as well as ebooks and downloadable audiobooks online via Overdrive, Hoopla and Project Gutenberg.

These events are part of FrankenReads 2018, sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America, which encourages libraries, universities, schools and theater companies to host Frankenstein-related events.

For more information, visit, email, or call 320-762-3014.

Minneapolis artist to lead workshop

Noted Minneapolis artist Peter Haakon Thompson will lead "Ready? Go! Make Your Art Mobile," a workshop for area artists, from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Ave., in Fergus Falls.

At stake is a $10,000 commission for creating for a Ready Go Mobile Art Project, a traveling art tool that would engage residents in west-central Minnesota.

All artists are welcome to attend the workshop, but only those in Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Otter Tail and five other nearby counties are eligible for the commission, sponsored by West Central Initiative and Springboard for the Arts.

Haakon Thompson, community development coordinator for Springboard, uses participation, interaction and conversation as mediums for his art. He is a co-founder of The Art Shanty Projects, a public event that turns local frozen lakes into interactive, artist-driven temporary communities.

In Fergus Falls, Haakon Thompson will define the mobile artist concept, give samples of current mobile art in action and discuss how to conceptualize an idea for a mobile artist tool.

Third Thursday open mic

The Evansville Art Center at 111 Main Street invites musicians to play at Open Mic Night Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The art center offers a sound system and a full keyboard Yamaha piano. A regular group of musicians plays in this venue and and welcomes new performers.

The concert is free, however donations are accepted and concert-goers may bring a treat to share. The art center provides beverages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.