‘FAHRENHEIT 451’ HAPPENINGS
As Nevada County reads Ray Bradbury’s classic “Fahrenheit 451,” here are a few events to keep the fire burning:
• Discussion groups will be held at various locations throughout the county. The first discussion group meets Thursday, Jan. 20, from 7-9 p.m. inside the Houser Room at the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office, 112 Nevada City Highway. Subsequent meetings will be held on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon at the same office, and from 6-8 p.m. at Grizzly Hill School, 16661 Old Mill Road, Nevada City.
Meetings will also be held at the Penn Valley Library, 11336 Pleasant Valley Road; the Bear River Library at 11130 Magnolia Road, and at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.
• “Book Burning and Censorship,” lecture and discussion by San Jose State University library science professor Jim Schmidt at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. Jan. 28, 7:30-9 p.m. Free.
• “Science Fiction Literature and 451,” a lecture and discussion by noted science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. Feb. 22, 7:30-9 p.m., Madelyn Helling Library. Free.
• Screenings of Bradbury’s movies at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. “The Illustrated Man,” on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m., Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.; “Fahrenheit 451” on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission for each film is $5 for children, $6 for adults.
• Book Club Night, Tues. Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Miners Foundry, offers a chance to meet other book clubs and discuss “Fahrenheit 451.”
• “Fahrenheit 451” read-a-thon, 12-6 p.m. Jan. 14, NCTV studio, behind Imaginarium.
• “Fahrenheit 451” essay contest: Write an essay of no more than 600 words on whatever “burning issue” you choose. First prize $100, plus an autographed photograph of Ray Bradbury, $50 second prize, and five $20 third prizes. Open to all ages. Deadline for entries is Feb. 15 and forms are available at Odyssey Books, Harmony Books and The Book Seller.
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