Fahrenheit 451 Graphic Novel Book Discussion

Join the Moline Public Library for a discussion of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton on Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. This discussion is free and open to all ages, but registration is required. A limited number of free copies of the graphic novel will be available to registered participants. To register, please call the reference desk at 309-524-2470. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

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Banned Book Battle Royale Teen Video Contest

Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to submit a 3 to 5 minute video based on a banned book. Videos can act out a scene, sum up the whole story, or defend the book against banning, and should be appropriate for library viewers. A list of banned books is available at the Reference Desk. Videos must be uploaded to www.youtube.com/group/mplbannedbook and accompanied by a submission form. Submissions must be made by October 16. Videos will be shown and prizes will be awarded on October 23rd at 2:30. For more information call 309-524-2440 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61265 or online at http://www.molinelibrary.com.

Big Read Essay Contest

In Fahrenheit 451, Montag and other memorize passages from books as a way to save literature from the relentless search of the firemen. Which books would you save, and why? Submit a 500 word essay answering these questions for a chance to win a Borders gift card. Essays should be typed in 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font and double spaced. Please include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if available), and which category you are entering (Teen [grades 7-12] or Adult). Essays must be received by Saturday, October 23rd. Send essays to Moline Public Library, Attn: Big Read Essay Contest, 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL 61244 or online at reference@molinelibrary.org.