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"Fahrenheit 451" celebrated

Published October 07. 2011 05:01PM

"It was a pleasure to burn" begins Dee Everett of Albrightsville at a dramatic reading of Ray Bradbury's 1953 book, "Fahrenheit 451" at Western Pocono Community Library. Volunteer readers read the book in celebration of Bradbury's novel about a futuristic American society where reading is outlawed and firemen start fires to burn books. Bradbury once stated that the novel is not about censorship, but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids-partial information devoid of context. WPCL celebrates books and reading every day, except Sundays. Visit the library on Pilgrim's Way, Brodheadsville, Mondays 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays are closed.

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