September 25, 2007

Discussions -- What Book Would You Save?

In his classic novel Fahrenheit 451, author Ray Bradbury created a futuristic society that burned books. The main character, Guy Montag, finds a group of men who have formed a loosely organized rebellion to save books. Their plan is to “keep the knowledge we think we will need.” The group saves books that represented “bits and pieces of history and literature and international law. Each man had a book he wanted to remember, and did.” Which book do you remember best? Which book touched your soul, opened your mind, and changed the way you see the world? If you lived in a society that burned books, what is an important book that you would want to save from the fire?

There will be several discussions on this Big Read NH theme:

There will also be other activities related to this Big Read NH theme:

  • Frost Free Library (Marlborough) is inviting their patrons to enter a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Toadstool Bookshops by contributing their book to save title when they visit the library. Visit the Frost Free Library for more details
  • During October the Weeks Public Library (Greenland) will have a Books to Save display in the library
  • The Center for the Book at the NH State Library has a Books to Save display in the NH Author's Room

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