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We hope you enjoyed the 2012 season, featuring
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

See you next year!

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them."
– Ray Bradbury

Written in the early years of the Cold War, this 1953 classic is described as a dystopian novel. Unlike a utopian, or “perfect world” vision, Bradbury presents a worst-case scenario, exaggerating a current trend to make a point. Concerned with the growing disregard for reading and the allure of television, his novel presents a future American society where reading is outlawed and firemen start fires to burn books. Bradbury wrote the entire novel in the basement of a Library, later calling it his “dime novel” since the Library charged 10¢ per half-hour to use the typewriter.

Fahrenheit 451 is a short and entertaining read, not to mention a science fiction classic. Check it out and join the conversation!


"Thanks!" to the crew at
Fire Station #3 for sharing
their facility!

The tour added an interesting dimension to our book discussion held there.

One Book One Siouxland is sponsored by the Sioux City Public Library, the South Sioux City Public Library and the North Sioux City Community Library, in partnership with The Institute for Lifelong Learning, Western Iowa Tech Community College and Morningside College.

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