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World-Renowned Authors, Feature Films, Kids Projects, and More Featured in The Big Read - Week of March 18

Redwood City, CA - March 13 , 2007 - Redwood City and Montalvo Arts Center offer another schedule full of fun, interesting, and thought-provoking activities during The Big Read! All events are FREE and open to the public.

Here are The Big Read events for the week of March 18:

  • Sunday March 18, 2 pm, Downtown Library (1044 Middlefield Road)
    Book Making for Children. A two-hour book making program featuring themes related to Fahrenheit 451, suitable for children (such as the right to privacy and freedom of expression).
  • Monday, March 19, 10:30 am, Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Avenue)
    Drop-In Discussion: Erica Lann-Clark. Erica is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, who will engage the audience in the topical themes of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, of censorship and personal freedom.
  • Wednesday March 21, 7:30 pm, Downtown Library
    Meet the Author: KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
    . Robinson is a contemporary giant in sci fi writing, and a winner of the coveted HUGO, NEBULA, and LOCUS awards. He is the author of the bestselling Mars trilogy and many others.  
  • Wednesday, March 21, Noon, Sandpiper Community Center (797 Redwood Shores Parkway)
    Drop-In Discussion: Erica Lann-Clark. Erica is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, who will engage the audience in the topical themes of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, of censorship and personal freedom.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2 pm, Peet’s Coffee and Tea (2600 Broadway)
    Comparative Coffee Tasting and Book Discussion. Join other coffee-and-book lovers for free tasting of some great, exotic coffees at Peet’s, and stimulating discussion of Fahrenheit 451.
  • Thursday, March 22, 7 pm, Schaberg Branch Library (2140 Euclid Avenue)
    Featured Film: Good Night and Good Luck. Oscar-nominated film starring George Clooney pits TV newsman Edward R. Murrow against Senator Joseph McCarthy.
  • FEATURED EVENT! Friday, March 23, 4 pm, Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School (1201 Brewster Avenue)
    Meet the Author: RAY BRADBURY. Bradbury is an absolute legend, authoring more than five hundred published works - short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse. His writing has changed the way people think, during a career spanning more than six decades. He is of course the author of Fahrenheit 451 – the book featured in The Big Read. Live via satellite.

The Big Read offers the classic book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, available in English and Spanish, through City libraries, community centers, book stores, and other locations. The community is invited to read the book and join in community events throughout March. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Montalvo Arts Center. For details and a calendar listing of all events for The Big Read visit or This event is part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Public Library

Leslie Zane
Montalvo Arts Center

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