The Big Read

2014: "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury


For the 7th year, your Massillon Museum is hosting The Big Read! This year's selection is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Events will take place in March and April.

The Big Read Kick Off: FREE!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
1:00-3:00pm
at the Massillon Museum

Free books will be distributed to the public at this time, and additional copies will be available from our partners the Massillon Public Library and its branches, with some copies available at the local YMCAs, Massillon Rec Center, and other local businesses.

A full schedule of free and low cost events provided by the Museum, Massillon Public Library, Stark Parks, and other partners, can be viewed below and at the NEA's website.

Big Read Upcoming Events:

Saturday, April 5 • 2:30 pm
Fahren-hike 4.51 and Campfire
*CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING OF TOWPATH
*

Tuesday, April 8 • 6:00 pm • @Kozmo’s Grille
Book Discussion with John Kiste
(National Library Week)

Monday, April 14 • 2:00 pm • @Massillon Public Library
208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH, 44646
Book Discussion with Library Staff

Tuesday, April 22 • 12:10–12:50 pm • @MassMu
MassMu Brown Bag Lunch: Sherie Brown
“Books Under Fire: The Ongoing Battle for the Right to Read”

Wednesday, April 23 • 7:00 pm • @Washington High School
One-Act Plays and Poetry Reading



Previous Events this Year:

Saturday, March 1 • 12:00 to 2:00 pm • @MassMu
Do the Mu! “Recycled Book Beads” with Barb Hall

Saturday, March 8 • 1:00 to 3:00 pm • @MassMu
The Big Read Kick Off and Book Give-Away
Meet The Big Read partners • Ray Bradbury exhibit
Massillon AHEAD art show • Meet Massillon firefighters
Book signing—Nelly Toll & luke kurtis

Saturday, March 8 • 7:00 to 9:00 pm • @MassMu
Opening—Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll
Studio M exhibition opening—INTERSECTION, luke kurtis

Monday, March 10 • @Sippo Lake Park—Exploration Gateway
Stark Parks—Massillon Fire History Exhibition • Through 5/30

Wednesday, March 12 • 6:00 pm • @Massillon Public Library
Film Screening and Book Discussion with Library Staff

Saturday, March 15 • 11:00 am • @Massillon Public Library
208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH, 44646
Super Saturday (Kids & Families) • Learn about Ray Bradbury
Registration Required

The Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library presents a very special Super Saturday program, Fahrenheit 451, on Saturday, March 15, at 11:00 am. Kids and families, come learn a bit about author Ray Bradbury and why his book is titled Fahrenheit 451! You’ll hear a short excerpt and discuss the “firemen” in the book. Then you’ll have a chance to design your own “fireman’s” uniform and draw up “What Book Would You Save from Burning?” to be displayed in the library. You’ll finish up by taste-testing some fiery foods. All ages are welcome to this free program presented in conjunction with The Big Read. Registration is required and begins on February 22. To sign up, stop in or call the Massillon Public Library Children’s Department at 330-832-5037.

Monday, March 17 • @Massillon Public Library
208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH, 44646
Poetry Submission Deadline (Entry forms at Reference Desk)
Original poems about censorship, Fahrenheit 451, and literature

Tuesday, March 18 • 10:30 am • @Massillon Museum
Book Discussion with Catie Carlson • Light Refreshments

Thursday, March 20 • 6:00 pm • @Kozmo’s Grille
Book Discussion with David Harding

Saturday, March 22 • 7:30 Doors/8:00 Concert @ MassMu
Rhythms Concert: Steven Greenman
Jewish and Eastern European folk music
Purchase tickets here or by calling 330.833.4061

Monday, March 24 • 6:00 pm • @Chit Chat Coffee Shoppe
115 Lincoln Way West, Massillon, OH
Book Discussion with Kathy Green

Tuesday, March 25 • 12:10–12:50 pm • @MassMu
MassMu Brown Bag Lunch:
Keynote presented by Mark Dawidziak
“Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury”

Saturday, March 29th • 1:00-3:00pm • @MassMu
Collaged Book Cover Workshop led by Alex Strader
Free - All ages - Drop in anytime

Tuesday, April 1 • 6:30 pm • @Massillon Public Library
208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH, 44646
National Library Month Poetry Read-In