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Each month, the Starke County Library hosts a Book Discussion Group on the 4th Monday of the month.
This month’s meeting will be Monday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. and will be led by Reader’s Advisor,Nancy Barton, and Reference Assistant, Diane Koenig. We hope you will join us, and bring a friend, for a lively discussion of interesting and thought-provoking novels.
The 1951 Ray Bradbury novel, about Guy Montag a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in this society, including Montag's wife, are drugged into compliancy and get their information from wall-length television screens. After Montag falls in love with book-hoarding Clarisse, he begins to read confiscated books. It is through this relationship that he begins to question the government's motives behind book-burning. Montag’s reading is soon found out, and he must decide whether to return to his job or run away, knowing full well the consequences that he could face if captured.