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January 13, 2021 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Delaware Humanities

“Those who don’t build must burn.”

In a future society where reading books is illegal and firemen start fires instead of putting them out, fireman Guy Montag has a secret.  After an evening when Montag’s duties do not go as planned, Montag must make a decision which will impact his life forever, and he must make it while he still has the ability to decide.  Ray Bradbury’s banned classic Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is a book of warning, which discusses important topics that happen to be in focus currently–the quality of information, the ability to digest and analyze information, and the lengths people will go to defend what they believe to be right.

Program Description

As part of Delaware Humanities’ “Prohibited” initiative, the books for the 2021 Winter and Summer Book Clubs will be previously banned or frequently challenged books.  This winter we will look at three classics and then this summer focus on modern literature. Everyone who attends all three Winter Book Club sessions will be entered into a raffle to win a Banned Books heat reactive mug from Out of Print! Registration will begin four weeks before each session.  There will be five free copies of the book for those who register for one, while supplies last.  Please note if you claim a free book and do not attend the discussion session, you will not be allowed to claim a free book in the future.  Books will only be mailed to Delaware addresses. Our books this winter are: December 9:  Babbitt by Sinclair Lews January 13: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury February 10: Beloved by Toni Morrison