Friends Book Club

Friends Only Book Club Meets September 15

Book Club Begins the Year with Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
9781451673319Join other Friends on Friday, September 15 at 10:30AM in Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation Studio (114) for a stimulating docent tour and thought-provoking discussion of Ray Bradbury’s classic science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 (paperback edition, 2013). This book was written in 1951 as a short story and published as a novel in 1953.
Fahrenheit 451 was originally published in the McCarthy era. This intriguing story deals with issues of censorship, control of individuals via technology and mass media, and resistance to conformity. The setting is an anonymous American city depicting 1960 living with the threat of nuclear war and enjoying its flat panel TV’s (entertainment walls). Join us for a tour and discussion as we view works of art relating to a “future” American society where books are forbidden and firefighters destroy any that are found.
A docent-led tour will follow with a moderator-led discussion in Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation Studio (114). No RSVP is needed for book club this month.
Can’t make September’s meeting? Join us October 13 for a docent tour and subsequent moderator-led discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
On November 10 we will discuss Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun. Gunn, a fashion consultant, television personality, actor, and author tells how to navigate modern life-think an update on Emily Post and Miss Manners!
Please contact us with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you.
Jeanne Scheiderer, and Ellen Archibald,
Co-chairs, Friends-Only Committee, Book Club
friendsonlyevents@artsmia.org