august, 2020

sat08aug10:30 AM11:30 AMMain Library Literary Lions Book Club: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Main Branch

Event Details

This month marks Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday!  We’re celebrating by reading one of our favorite titles by Bradbury. His internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Reserve a copy of the book here. Contact Book Club Facilitator, Toni Siriani, at toni825@hotmail.com for more information.

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location

Main Branch

Organizer

Toni Siriani

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