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October 10, 2017

Ontario City Library Presents Frankenstein's Legacy: 200 Year with the Creature

On Tuesday, October 24, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Ovitt Family Community Library will host the world’s foremost expert on horror literature, Les Klinger. The author and literary historian will speak in the Library’s main meeting room about Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, and why we still read and enjoy it 200 years after it was first published.

This event is one of the last in the Ontario Reads series devoted to celebrating the anniversary of Frankenstein. Les Klinger is promoting his newest book The New Annotated Frankenstein, which examines the history and context behind the novel, including insights into the life of Mary Shelley, the cultural iconography of The Creature, and a foreword from Guillermo del Toro. Barnes & Noble will be on-site to sell copies of Les Klinger’s book and other featured Ontario Reads selections. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Light refreshments will be served. 

The Ovitt Family Community Library is located at 215 E. C Street, Ontario, CA 91764. The New Annotated Frankenstein, as well as the original Mary Shelley novel in English and Spanish is available for checkout at both Ontario City Library locations.  For more information, please visit or call (909) 395-2004.

About the City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is Building A Better Tomorrow with urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as Southern California’s gateway. With three major interstates, two railroads and the Ontario International Airport, Ontario offers direct access from Los Angeles to the rest of California, and to North America. With approximately 170,000 residents and residential development on the rise, Ontario looks to double its population in the next 20 years, making it one of the 100 most populated Cities in the nation. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario dazzles with its amenities such as the Ontario Convention Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, and the Ontario Mills Mall.  To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit or call (909) 395-2000.

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City of Ontario Press Contact: John Andrews, Economic Development Director
Phone Number: (909) 395-2242

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