Read the book and come discuss it with other adults. *Check out your copy at the main level circ desk!
Synopsis: Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |
TAGS: | Ray Bradbury | Fahrenheit 451 | Book Club | Adults | Adult Book Club | 18+ |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(observance of Memorial Day!)|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||Closed|
The original planning of the Dickinson Free Library was begun in 1908 by the first library board. This original board, now known as the Dickinson Library Association, wrote to Andrew Carnegie proposing the building of the library with an original gift estimate of $15,000, further reduced to $12,500. A library tax was submitted to the people of Dickinson on April 6, 1908. The library was opened for circulation on Monday, January 3, 1910.
In April 1938 work began on the west wing addition—a WPA building project. The new wing is 20 by 40 feet with a full basement. The main floor added to the adult space and the basement provided children’s space.
Over the years various updates and additions have been made to the library. Some of them include: adding a Bookmobile to service rural areas, The Friends of the Library Garden Plaza, sound systems, and renovations of various spaces.