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Hey, NoHo! The Big Read is coming.

Celebrate Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at the North Hollywood Regional Library

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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 Big Read at NoHo Library Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 www.nohoartsdistrict.com

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.

The Big Read at NoHo Library Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 www.nohoartsdistrict.com

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30pm

Create Blackout Poetry using pages from Fahrenheit 451

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Saturday, May 14, 4:00pm

Book discussion.
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.

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WHERE:

North Hollywood Regional Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood 91601
818-766-7185

For ADA accommodations please call 213-228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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Lisa Bianconi

Author: Lisa Bianconi

Editor of www.nohoartsdistrict.com

Lisa Bianconi
Editor of www.nohoartsdistrict.com