National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Massillon Museum


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121 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646

Tel: 330/833-4061
Fax: 330/833-2925
http://www.massillonmuseum.org

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

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Events

Recycled Book Beads

Drop in anytime between Noon-2:00pm for Do the Mu, the Museum's free family workshop for all ages! Facilitated by instructor Barbara Hall, the focus will be recycling already distressed or damaged books to make beautiful beads for use in jewelry or decoration. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Massillon Public Library's Poetry Contest and Read-In for Young and Old

In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the Massillon Public Library invites all local bards to submit their original poems to be entered into our annual poetry contest. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades 3-8, grades 9-12, and adult. A prize will be awarded to the winner of each category, courtesy of the Junior Friends of Massillon Public Library. Non-published poets are invited to submit up to three original poems. Poems must be family-friendly and will be judged by local published poet and full-time faculty member at Stark State College of Technology, Duane Matthew Dodson. Winners will be given the opportunity to read their poems at the “Poetry Read-In” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Winners will be awarded their prizes during the Read-In. Additionally, in conjunction with the Massillon Museum and The Big Read, the winners and also any writers who submit original poems on the subjects of censorship, the featured book Fahrenheit 451 or books in general will be considered to do a special reading on April 23 at “One-Act Plays” at Washington High School. Deadline for entries is March 17th.

Event Location: 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 – Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Big Read Kick Off and Book Give-Away

Meet The Big Read partners--Massillon Public Library, Stark Parks, and more!--view a Ray Bradbury exhibition on the lower level, a Massillon AHEAD art exhibit inspired by Fahrenheit 451, and meet Massillon City Firefighters! In addition, authors/artists Nelly Toll and luke kurtis will be signing copies of their books in connection with their art exhibits that open later in the evening.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Massillon Fire History Exhibition at Sippo Lake Park Exploration Gateway

Visit the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center at the Exploration Gateway in Sippo Lake Park for this special exhibition as part of the 2014 The Big Read, celebrating Ray Bradbury's "Farhenheit 451." Opening March 10 through May 30, the exhibit showcases famous fires of Stark County's past from the Massillon Museum archives. The exhibit is available during regular Canalway hours. Admission is free. Visit www.starkparks.com for more information and Canalway Center hours.

Event Location: 5712 12th St NW, Canton, OH 44708

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 – Fri, May 30, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Film Screening & Book Discussion

The Massillon Public Library will screen the film "Fahrenheit 451" and host a book discussion afterwards with Library staff.

Event Location: 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Super Saturday for Kids and Families

The Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library presents a very special Super Saturday program, Fahrenheit 451, on Saturday, March 15, at 11:00 am. Kids and families, come learn a bit about author Ray Bradbury and why his book is titled Fahrenheit 451! You’ll hear a short excerpt and discuss the “firemen” in the book. Then you’ll have a chance to design your own “fireman’s” uniform and draw up “What Book Would You Save from Burning?” to be displayed in the library. You’ll finish up by taste-testing some fiery foods. All ages are welcome to this free program presented in conjunction with The Big Read. Registration is required and begins on February 22. To sign up, stop in or call the Massillon Public Library Children’s Department at 330-832-5037.

Event Location: 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion at Massillon Museum

Join Catie Carlson at the Massillon Museum for a book discussion inspired by The Big Read selection, Fahrenheit 451. Refreshments will be provided, and all ages are welcome to attend. No reservations are necessary.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion at Kozmo's Grille

Join David Harding for a book discussion inspired by Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at Kozmo's Grille in Massillon. Grab a beverage or a bite to eat, and join us for lively dialogue in connection with The Big Read. All ages are welcome to attend, and no reservations are necessary.

Event Location: 37 First St. SW, Massillon, OH 44647

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

MassMu's Rhythms Concert Series presents Steven Greenman

Steven Greenman is recognized internationally as one of the finest practitioners, composers and teachers of traditional East European Jewish klezmer violin music in the world today. As part of The Big Read and the exhibition Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll, he will perform the second concert in the series in the Museum's main gallery. Tickets are $12.50 for non-members; $10 for members; and $7 for students. They can be purchased online, by phone or at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert at 8:00pm.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion at Chit Chat Coffee Shoppe

Join Kathy Green for a book discussion on the topic of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at the new Chit Chat Coffee Shoppe location in downtown Massillon! All ages are welcome, and no reservations are required.

Event Location: 115 Lincoln Way W., Massillon, OH 44647

Date: Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

MassMu's Brown Bag Lunch presents The Big Read Keynote presentation by Mark Dawidziak on "Fahrenheit 451 & Ray Bradbury"

Dawidziak currently is teaching part time at Kent State University, in addition to writing for The Plain Dealer. He has been an active participant in the Massillon Museum's The Big Read in previous years, most notably contributing to the Museum's selection of Tom Sawyer. Dawidziak assembled Mark Twain's thoughts on writing and the writing process for "Mark My Words: Mark Twain on Writing" (St. Martin's Press, 1996). He also teamed with noted Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen for the chapter "Mark Twain on the Screen" published in A Companion to Mark Twain (Blackwell Publishing, 2005, edited by Peter Messent and Louis J. Budd). Dawidziak will be exhibiting artifacts and ephemera from his Bradbury collection on the Museum's lower level, and will discuss Bradbury and "Fahrenheit 451" for this keynote lecture. The Brown Bag Lunch lectures are free; no reservations are required. Bring a lunch or buy one at the Museum cafe! Complimentary cookies and coffee provided, courtesy of Bates Printing.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Cover Collage Workshop at MassMu

After reading Ray Bradbury’s "Fahrenheit 451," it's hard not to see themes and ideas still apparent and discussed in today’s world. Join us as we cut, paste, and create our own fictional book covers that explore these topics. We will discuss the book and key themes throughout the workshop, addressing the ways in which they manifest today on both a local and global scale, and respond to this discussion with a creative exercise.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

National Library Month Poetry Read-In at Massillon Public Library

Poetry contest winners will be given the opportunity to read their poems at the “Poetry Read-In” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Winners will be awarded their prizes during the Read-In. In addition, they will have the opportunity to read their winning entries at the One-Act Plays at Washington High School on Wednesday, April 23, in conjunction with The Big Read.

Event Location: 208 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahren-hike 4.51 and Campfire - Ohio & Erie Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead

Join Stark Parks and Massillon Museum for this hike and campfire along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. As part of the 2014 Big Read, celebrating Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," we'll hike 4.51 kilometers (2.8 miles) on the Towpath. After the hike, we'll roast marshmallows over a roaring campfire at the River’s Edge Campground and discuss Bradbury's book. Meet at the Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead on Erie Avenue, south of Traphagen Road. Reservations are requested at www.starkparks.com or 330.409.8096.

Event Location: 3400 Block Erie Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

"Fahrenheit 451" Book Discussion at Kozmo's Grille

Join John Kiste, Executive Director of the Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau for a book discussion about Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Grab a beverage or a bite if you like. All ages are welcome, and no reservations are required.

Event Location: 37 Erie St. SW, Massillon, OH 44647

Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

"Fahrenheit 451" Book Discussion at Massillon Public Library

Join Massillon Public Library staff for a book discussion about Ray Bradbury's classic "Fahrenheit 451", in partnership with the Massillon Museum's presentation of The Big Read. All ages are welcome, and no reservations are required.

Event Location: 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

MassMu's Brown Bag Lunch Lecture by Sherie Brown, presenting "Books Under Fire: The Ongoing Battle for the Right to Read"

Massillon Public Library Director Sherie Brown will present a lecture in connection with MassMu's presentation of The Big Read. Her presentation is titled, "Books Under Fire: The Ongoing Battle for the Right to Read." A discussion of Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" will be included. The Brown Bag Lunch lectures begin promptly at 12:10pm, are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase at the Museum's cafe. All ages are welcome and no reservations are required.

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

One-Act Plays and Poetry Read-In at Washington High School

Students from Massillon Washington High School's theatre department will perform original one-act plays written by local authors, inspired by Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Before the performances, winners from the Massillon Public Library's Poetry Contest will have an opportunity to read their entries. The event is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome and no reservations are required.

Event Location: 1 Paul E. Brown Dr., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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