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Big Read at local library showcases “Fahrenheit 451”

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“Fahrenheit 451” was published in 1953 and depicts a future America that frowns on books, in fact to the point of outlawing them and having copies burned. It has won numerous awards and also been adapted for film, plays and as inspiration for other novels.

The Big Read was founded in 2007 as an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to give readers an opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community and to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

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