Downtown Library Book Talk to Focus on Great American Read Monsters and Villains

Celebrate 200 years of Monsters and Villains, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. Augustana English Professor Darcie Rives-East will explore the continuing influence of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, one of the Great American Read books, on modern-day monsters and villains.

Rives-East teaches a survey course in American literature as well as upper-level seminars on early and modern American literature. Her interests include women’s and ethnic studies and popular culture, with a particular emphasis on speculative and Gothic literature and film.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or at least 72 hours before the event.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, 367-8700, or visit


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