The September book club meeting falls during Banned Books Week, so we have chosen Fahrenheit 451 to recognize this special week.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires–they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury’s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal–a place where trivial information is good and knowledge and ideas are bad. Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading this classic.
Book Club will start with a discussion of banned books in the rare book collections, followed by a discussion of the book.
Free and open to all, pre-registration required.