In 1818, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. What would nineteen-year-old Mary think if she knew that, two hundred years later, we’re still reading, discussing, and celebrating her novel? On October 22, the Penn Yan Public Library hosted a talk called Frankenstein at 200. Audience members watched a TEDEd refresher on the story, and then were treated to lively discussion about the book by Keuka College chemistry professor Andy Robak and local writer Bethany Snyder. Hosted by Adult Services Librarian Alex Andrasik, Frankenstein at 200 was captured on audio for the first episode of the new podcast, PYPL’s Cardigans and Conversation.
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What is absolutely *best* in a podcast is the invocation of that mood which sits us down in a cozy den with a small group of dear friends who love and respect each other, as is obvious through the comfortable conversation that flows and invites and provokes us. What is *worst* is that we so want to join in, add our own voices, and our fingers cannot possibly hit the pace to allow us entre. I thoroughly enjoyed this. More Cardigans, please.