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Meridian, MS 39301-5809

Tel: 601/696-2204
Fax: 601/696-2300

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

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Mississippi Writer's Guild

The Mississippi Writer's Guild will have local actor and playwright Elliott Street speaking about and leading a discussion of the book "Fahrenheit 451" on Saturday, Sept. 28th, at 1:00 PM at the Meridian Activity Center. Pick up a free book from Barry McMullan.

Event Location: Meridian Activity Center, 3300 32nd Ave., Meridian, MS 39305

Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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Literacy Workshop for "Fahrenheit 451"

Free copies of Reader's Guides, Teacher's Guides, Audio Guides, lesson plans, internet resources, and bookmarks for the novel "Fahrenheit 451" will be given to all who attend this literacy workshop. Books will be given as door prizes. Attendees will be able to share information with their students, book club members, and friends. Come to the Grand lobby of the MSU Riley Center on Monday, September 30th, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM.

Event Location: 2200 Fifth Street, MSU Riley Center, Meridian, MS 39301-5809

Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2013
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Community-wide BIG READ Kickoff Event

Community-wide "Kick-Off" event: Free public outdoor concert in the center of downtown Meridian in Dumont Plaza with Meridian Main Street Association; 100 free Fahrenheit 451 books to first 100 families; display of banned books inside library (2 blocks away); formal proclamation by city officials of "Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, BIG READ Month." Instead of burning books, we will roast marshmallows in the fires!

Event Location: MSU Riley Center, 2200 Fifth St. , Meridian, MS 39301-5809

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Big Read Movie Event "Fahrenheit 451"

DVD showing of the movie "Fahrenheit 451" on the big screen at the historic Temple Theater, 2320 8th St., in downtown Meridian. Popcorn, hot dogs, and cokes will be on sale. Cost of the movie is $5. After the movie, a book discussion/panel will be held by MSU's Dr. James Kelley to compare and contrast the movie and the book.

Event Location: Temple Theater, 2320 8th St., Meridian, MS 39301

Date: Tue, Nov 5, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

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Keynote Speaker for "Fahrenheit 451"

Dr. Steven Aggelis of Tallahassee, FL, and author of "Conversations with Ray Bradbury," will offer a pre-performance speech on November 10, 2013, at 4:30 PM in room 3C in the MSU Riley Center.

Event Location: MSU Riley Center, 2200 Fifth St. , Meridian, MS 39301-5809

Date: Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

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Aquila Theatre's production of Fahrenheit 451

Guy Montag is a fireman with the frightful, but routine job of starting fires to destroy books and the houses that contain them. When his eccentric, young neighbor, Clarisse, forces Guy to confront the emptiness in his life, he begins to question his job and the oppressive society in which he lives. Aquila Theater will bring new life to Ray Bradbury’s visionary parable of a society gone awry. The New Yorker describes Aquila’s productions as “The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging” while The New York Times exclaims "The excellent Aquila Theatre, an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.” Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Call 601-696-2200 (box office) or go online to to purchase tickets ("A" seats are $24, "B" seats are $18). Area students in grades 6 - 12 and college age are invited to a one hour review of the full-length play "Fahrenheit 451" on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 AM. The cost is $6 per person. Go to>educational programs>school shows to download the reservation form.

Event Location: MSU Riley Center, 2200 Fifth St., Meridian, MS 39301-5809

Date: Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion/Speaker on "Fahrenheit 451"

Dr. Steven Aggelis, author of "Conversations with Ray Bradbury," will speak in the Casteel Gallery of Meridian Community College. The public is invited to hear the speech and book discussion at 9:30 AM on Monday, Nov. 11th.

Event Location: Meridian Community College, 910 Highway 19 North, Meridian, MS 39307

Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

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