Fahrenheit 451 (Coming Oct. 28)

By Brain Power in Book Club

August 25th, 2017

451In Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” the American government has banned all books. Any books that are found are burned on the spot by “firemen” employed for the purpose. (Did you know that paper burns at 451°F?) Distracted by the pursuit of comfort and pleasure promoted by the mass media, the illiterate citizens lack the knowledge to understand their situation or make it better by defying the tyrannical government that keeps them ignorant. But one fireman begins to question the wisdom of burning the books they find, and he secretly takes one home…

This book club event will be held at the wonderful Civic Centre Resource Library in Vaughan (address and image below). We will be given a guided tour of the building by the librarian! What better place to discuss Bradbury’s chilling vision of a world without books than in this stunning new library!