On Monday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m., the public is invited to the Massillon Public Library for a book discussion of "Fahrenheit 451," as part of The Big Read 2014.
" is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago when it was first published.
In the book, Guy Montag is a fireman whose job is to start fires. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Montag had been a fireman for a decade, and he enjoyed his job. He never questioned the midnight calls, or the firemen’s joy over watching pages being consumed by flames. He never questioned, that is, until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who described to him a time when people were not afraid to have books, and a professor who told him of a future in which people were free to think for themselves. Then, Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!
No registration is required for this free program. For more information,,contact the library at 330.832.9831, x 314 or visit the Big Read
section of the website. The Big Read 2014
is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.
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.