Celebrate Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at the North Hollywood Regional Library
What is The Big Read?
The Big Read encourages communities to rediscover the joy of reading by selecting one annual work of literature to read citywide and on which to focus cultural events and activities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Big Read’s goal is to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Fahrenheit 451 is the 2016 Big Read selection. During the 1950s, science fiction writer Ray Bradbury wrote in Fahrenheit 451 about a future world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction. Firemen start fires rather than put them out. Their job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities: the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
The North Hollywood Regional Library, a.k.a. the NoHo Library, invites the public to help celebrate this book by offering programs and by asking for your choices as to which book(s) you would want to save from destruction.
Tuesday, May 10, 3:30pm
Create Blackout Poetry using pages from Fahrenheit 451
Saturday, May 14, 4:00pm
Borrow a copy to read.
Tuesday, May 24, 2:30pm
Fire Engine demonstration. Bring the whole family.
Which book(s) would you save from destruction? The NoHo Library is compiling a list.
North Hollywood Regional Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood 91601
For ADA accommodations please call 213-228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
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