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Books & Brews at Idle Hands: Fahrenheit 451

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Idle Hands Craft Ales

89 Commercial Street

Malden, MA 02148

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Take part in the NEA Big Read: Malden by reading Fahrenheit 451 and discussing the book in a casual setting while enjoying some brews.

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"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury is the 2020 book selection for the 10th anniversary year of Malden Reads: One City, One book.

We invite you to read the book and come talk about it in a casual setting at this popular brewery while you enjoy some made-in-Malden brews (nonalcoholic beverages are also available). Discussion prompts will be provided, and discussions can take place in small conversations or a larger sit-down group.

In the spirit of the novel’s hopeful ending that celebrates the power of books, participants are encouraged to come with a memorized passage or quote from one of their favorite books to share on a microphone during the evening.

A dinner of specialty pizza & appetizers will be provided for a pre-paid fee of $12. When you sign up, you can note your favorite pizza topping! The taproom is a 21+ venue.

Though published back in 1953 "Fahrenheit 451" is called ‘the book for our social media age’ by the New York Times, a gripping story that is "at once disturbing and poetic." Bradbury takes the materials of pulp fiction and transforms them into a visionary parable of a society gone awry, in which firemen burn books and the state suppresses learning.

This year's common read program is called the "NEA Big Read: Malden" due to a special national grant received. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest, the mission of the NEA Big Read is “to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.”

Malden Reads: One City, One Book is a community reading program in Malden, MA that asks the quesiton "What if all of Malden read the same book?" It is organized by a dynamic group of volunteers in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and MATV, Malden's Media Center.

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Idle Hands Craft Ales

89 Commercial Street

Malden, MA 02148

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