Tag: ray bradbury

Waynesboro Public Library to play Hollywood Squares with local celebs

When was the current Waynesboro Public Library building built? What was the original title of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It’s questions like these that will challenge the Library Squares game show contestants at Waynesboro Public Library on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm.

Chris Graham: The Montags!

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   I hate that it even occurred to me – that the protagonist in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, seemed to me to share the same last name as the vapid reality-TV chick from “The Hills.” But it is so. Heidi Montag would no doubt not get the coincidence. […]

Local author to highlight Big Read finale

Submitted Item News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net   In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the job of firemen of the future is to set fires to books and the houses of citizens who own books. Another prominent feature in this novel is that entire walls and, in some cases, rooms of the houses are televisions. The occupants go […]

The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    OK, have to admit something here. I haven’t read Fahrenheit 451. I know the premise, seems interesting, seems like the kind of book that I would just eat up, since the Cliff’s Notes people say it’s about book burning and information control and other things that get me riled […]