On Wednesday March 12, at 6:00 p.m., the public is invited to Massillon Public Library for a free showing of the film "Fahrenheit 451." This program is part of the Big Read 2014, featuring the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
In "Fahrenheit 451," Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books in a futuristic American city. In Montag’s world, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive very fast, watch excessive amounts of television on wall-size sets, and listen to the radio on “seashell radio” sets attached to their ears.
Following the movie, attendees are invited to remain for refreshments and discussion led by Massillon Public Library’s Young Adult Specialist, Emily Hisey. The Big Read 2014 is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.
No registration is required for this free program. For more information, contact the library at 330.832.9831, ext. 321.
The Massillon Public Library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East. Free parking is available directly across Second Street from the library’s ground-level entrance, which is handicapped accessible.