Humans at Monroe Elementary School have been reading, writing and creating in preparation for a literacy night Thursday, Nov. 12, that features a robot, Mbot 2.0, and a special guest, Mrs. Shiny Pants.

The community is invited to the evening of "out-of-this-world characters" and fundraising, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

"Big-eyed Bob the Robot and the Sky Door," written and illustrated by students, will be shown on the "big screen," and students will reveal their characters and their story.

Mbot 2.0 will mechanically present a free science fiction book to each student.

A dessert auction will follow, after the literacy program wraps up at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 525-3504.