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West Virginia University at Parkersburg


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300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Tel: 304/424-8000
Fax: 304/424-8315
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

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BIG READ Kick-Off Event: Wirt County

The Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library of Wirt County will host a book distribution of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at the Elizabeth Fire Department on Tuesday, September 10 beginning at 10:45 a.m. Participants will witness an actual book burning and will receive copies of the book, a bookmark, reader's guide, and an invitation to book discussions and other Big Read events being held throughout the region.

Event Location: Elizabeth Fire Department, Schoolview Street, Elizabeth, WV 26143

Date: Tue, Sep 10, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

BIG READ Kick-Off Event: Wood County

The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library will kick-off the BIG READ on Friday, September 13 at 6 p.m. with food and special events. The evening will include a mock book burning, roasting hotdogs and smores in the library parking lot, and visiting firemen. The titles of banned/challenged books will be read over a bullhorn and individuals will be asked which book they would memorize if it were to be burned. Those who attend will receive copies of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," a reader's guide, bookmark, and an invitation to attend book discussions and other special events.

Event Location: Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Date: Fri, Sep 13, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

BIG READ Kick-Off Event: WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will kick off its BIG READ of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" on Monday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Fireman from the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department will give participants free copies of the book, bookmark, reader's guide, and invitations to book discussions and special events planned between September 16 and October 19, the 60th anniversary of the book's publication. The fire truck from the Caperton Center's fire science program will be on display.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Banned Book Week Exhibit

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Library will present an exhibit for Banned Book Week, including Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," from September 23-27.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 – Thu, Sep 26, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Banned Book Week Exhibit

The Parkersburg and Wood County Library will host a Banned Book Week exhibit from September 22-27. Also visit the library website to check the banned books you have read. (http://parkersburg.lib.wv.us)

Event Location: Parkersburg and Wood County Library, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 – Thu, Sep 26, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 – Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451 - Online

Faculty member Tiffany Chapman will lead an online discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Visit http://wvupbigread.wordpress.com/ and join the conversation. The discussion group will begin on September 23 and extend through October 19.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 – Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

The Pleasants County Public Library in St. Mary's will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" on Tuesday, September 24 at 1 p.m. A second book discussion will take place at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

Event Location: Pleasants County Public Library, 101 Lafayette Stret, St Mary's, WV 26170

Date: Tue, Sep 24, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Date: Tue, Sep 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

BIG READ Kick-Off Event: Tyler County

The Sistersville Public Library in Tyler County will distribute free copies of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and Reader's Guides during the 2013 Marble Festival on Friday, September 27 from 1 - 5 p.m.

Event Location: Sistersville Public Library, 518 Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Workshop with Aquila Theatre Actors

Students in Student Development 101 will participate in a workshop with actors from the Aquila Theatre's production of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" in the College Theatre.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Collection: Student Reading Association

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Reading Association will collect books prior to the Aquila Theatre production of "Fahrenheit 451." The organization collects and resells books, then uses the money received from selling the donated books to purchase books for local elementary school students. The organization provides books to local elementary students to ensure that books of different genres are getting in the hands of youth to help instill the love of reading and love of learning. Please bring books for donation to the "Fahrenheit 451" performance on October 1.

Event Location: West Virginia Universriy at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Aquila Theatre presents "Fahrenheit 451"

Aquila Theatre will present a performance of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center as part of the Distinguished Performance Series. Tickets may be purchased in the college business office or by calling (304) 424-8223. Adults $10, Students $5. For more information visit: www.aquilatheatre.com

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Post Performance Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Theatre professor Jeffrey Byrd will lead a post performance discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" following the Aquila Theatre production on Tuesday, October 1 in the College Cafeteria. Join Professor Byrd for coffee and conversation.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 9:00pm – 10:00pm

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Panel Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

The Humanities Speakers Series will present "Fahrenheit 451: Flash Points Then and Now," a panel discussion by faculty from West Virginia University at Parkersburg in the College Theatre at 9:30 a.m. This event is free and the public is invited.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Distribution: Jackson County

Students from WVU Parkersburg's Jackson County Center will distribute books in Ripley and Ravenswood.

Event Location: WVU Parkersburg Jackson County Center, Jackson County Public Library, Ripley, WV 25276

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Film: Fahrenheit 451

The 1966 film version of "Fahrenheit 451" directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie will be shown on Wednesday, October 9 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

The Jackson County Library in Ripley will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

Event Location: Jackson County Public Library, 208 North Church Street, Ripley, WV 25271

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

The Vienna Public Library will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Event Location: Vienna Public Library, 2300 River Road, Vienna, WV 26105

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Distribution: Fahrenheit 451

Books were distributed in October in Ritchie County and book discussions will follow in November after the designated conclusion of the Mid-Ohio Valley Big Read. The Ritchie County Public Library in Harrisville will host a book discussion at the library in November and students at the private Highland School in Ritchie County will also read and discuss the book.

Event Location: Ritchie County Public Library, 608 East Main Street, Harrisville, WV 26362

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013 – Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Film: Fahrenehit 451

The 1966 film version of "Fahrenheit 451" directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie, will be shown at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library at 2 p.m. The event is FREE and the public is invited. A book discussion will follow at 4 p.m.

Event Location: Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." The public is invited.

Event Location: Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Film: Fahrenheit 451

The 1966 film version of "Fahrenheit 451" directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie, will be shown at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library at 7 p.m. This event is FREE and the public is invited.

Event Location: Wood County Publice Library, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Dr. Robert M. Woods, Bradbury Scholar

Ray Bradbury scholar, Dr. Robert M. Woods, Great Books professor at Faulkner University will be in residence on October 16-17 discussing a variety of topics related to Ray Bradbury and "Fahrenheit 451" on campus and in the community. A detailed schedule will be posted as it becomes available.

Event Location: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Dr. Robert M. Woods, Bradbury Scholar

Dr. Robert M. Woods, Bradbury Scholar and Great Books Professor at Faulkner University, will present a public lecture/discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. The event is FREE and the public is invited.

Event Location: Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, Parkersburg, WV 26104

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Dr. Robert M. Woods, Bradbury Scholar

Dr. Robert M. Woods, Bradbury Scholar and Great Books professor at Faulkner University will present a public lecture/discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" at the Alpine Theatre, 200 West Main Street in Ripley at 7 p.m. The event is FREE and the public is invited.

Event Location: Alpine Theatre, 200 West Main street, Ripley, WV 25271

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Fahrenheit 451

The Sistersville Public Library in Tyler County will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" on Friday, October 18 at 4 p.m. The public is invited.

Event Location: Sistersville Public Library, 518 Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Film: Fahrenheit 451

The 1966 film version of "Fahrenheit 451" directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie, will be shown at the Alpine Theatre in Ripley beginning at 7 p.m. This event is FREE and the public is invited. A book discussion will follow.

Event Location: Alpine Theatre, 200 West Main Street, Ripley, WV 25271

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Fahrenehit 451

The Ritchie County Public Library in Harrisville will host a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" on Monday, December 2 at 6 p.m.

Event Location: Ritchie County Public Library, 608 east Main street, Harrisville, WV 26362

Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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