Anaheim Public Library invites the community to participate in the 2017 Big Read. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts, in partnership with Altrusa International of Anaheim,
and the Anaheim Fire Department.
The Big Read encourages communities to read a book citywide during the
month of January. The annual work of literature we've chosen is Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451.Originally published in 1953, the book discusses censorship while using the historical context of book burnings in society.
As part of NEA Big Read, the Central Library will showcase its first AnaCon event on February 18th. The day will feature science fiction authors and comic book illustrators, a professional movie make-up demo, robots built by Anaheim High School students, food trucks, and many more surprises!
Fahrenheit 451 Manuscript Exhibit
Visit the Central Library throughout The Big Read to view Bradbury's original Fahrenheit 451 manuscripts. See his original, typed prose and handwritten edits as he shaped his masterpiece. Various editions of the book, including a first edition and signed copy, will also be on display.
These books and manuscripts are generously on loan from California State University Fullerton’s Archives & Special Collections department.
Freedom To Read Art & Poetry Contest
The Freedom to Read Art & Poetry Contest winning entries will be displayed
at the Central Library from January 28 - March 1, 2017.