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Events for “The Big Read” - Week of March 5

Redwood City, CA - March 5 , 2007 - The community is invited to join in The Big Read! This week, and for the entire month of March, there are a lot of great events for kids, adults, and the whole family! Here is the calendar of events for the week of March 5:

  • Discussion of Fahrenheit 451
    Monday, March 5, 2007, 10:30 - 11:30am
    Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue

  • Moms with Strollers Story Time
    Monday, March 5, 2007, 1:30 - 2:30pm
    Fair Oaks Library, 2510 Middlefield Road

  • Drop In Book Club Discussion
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 11:30 - 12:30pm
    Whole Foods Market, 1250 Jefferson Avenue

  • Biblioteca Community Program
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 6 - 8pm
    Fair Oaks Library, 2510 Middlefield Road

  • Free Movie! “Good Night and Good Luck
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 7 - 10pm
    Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

  • Noon Brown Bag Book Discussion
    Thursday, March 8, 2007, noon - 1:30pm
    Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

  • Montalvo Book Club Discussion
    Thursday, March 8, 2007, noon - 1:30pm
    15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga

  • Fair Oaks Biblioteca Community Program
    Thursday, March 8, 2007, 6 - 7pm
    Fair Oaks Library, 2510 Middlefield Road

  • Drop In Book Discussion
    Friday, March 9, 2007, 7 - 8:30pm
    Barnes and Noble, 1091 El Camino Real

  • Firehouse Stories
    Saturday, March 10, 2007, 10 - noon
    Fire Station #9, 755 Marshall Street

The Big Read offers the classic book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which is available in English and Spanish throughout the community – at City libraries, community centers, book stores, and other locations. The community is invited to read the book, and then join in any of the incredible number of community events throughout March, all centered around reading! The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Montalvo Arts Center, and is designed to restore reading to the center of our communities. Go to or for details.

The Big Read is an exciting, interactive program of activities, discussions, presentations, and lots of fun as we build a great community together. This is the perfect opportunity for the wonderful diversity of residents in our community to sit down together with a common interest, and discuss ideas that are important to them. Movies, book discussions, “meet the author” events, kids’ storytimes, book-making workshop, panels and seminars…something for every member of the family to enjoy, together – including a live interview with author Ray Bradbury (via satellite), and an outdoor “Fair on the Square” on March 31 st!

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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