The "One Book" project
2014-15 book is "Frankenstein"
The voters have chosen Frankenstein, a novel written by Mary Shelley, as the One Book for 2014-15. There's a free e-book version online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/84.
Upcoming One Book events
Saturday, Sept. 27, 5 pm – Zombie Walk, starting at the Iowa Falls Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 6 pm – Frankenweenie at the Iowa Falls Barlow Library (hot dog, chips and pop for $1).
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 pm – The Science of Frankenstein lecture, Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC).
Thursday, Oct 16, 7 pm – Watch the classic Frankenstein movie, Kruse Main Hall (Hamilton Auditorium).
Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 pm – Ghost Story Dinner Cruise on the Scenic City Empress; meal cost will be extra (details TBA).
Monday, Oct. 20, 7 pm – National Day of Writing: Frankenstein Hint Fiction, Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC).
Getting a copy of the book
Copies of Frankenstein are located at the ECC Osgood Library and the Robert W. Barlow Public Library in Iowa Falls.
About the One Book project
The One Book project, an idea originated by the Washington Center for the Book, is an opportunity for communities to read and discuss a book together. Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA, has formed partnerships with the Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library in Iowa Falls, Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public Library, and groups and organizations in the surrounding communities, such as the American Legion, Hardin County Recreational Trails, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education. The One Book partnership strives to increase interaction among ECC students and local community members. Through discussion groups and activities planned throughout the fall, participants will develop knowledge and understanding about various people and cultures, as well as increasing overall literacy and joy of reading.
Academically, ECC faculty pair book topics with classroom projects and discussions. The Barlow and Doane Libraries include the One Book title in their monthly book discussions. Movies, lectures, panel discussions, and other activities are open to both students and any interested readers, both on the ECC campus and at the public libraries, as well other venues throughout the community.
For more information
For more information about the One Book Project at Ellsworth Community College, contact Michael Rottink, ECC English instructor.