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3/11/2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Malden Reads Movie Night at the Malden Public Library.
Join us at the Malden Public Library’s Malden Reads first film screening for the 2020 book selection, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. We will be showing a movie about a librarian, played by Bette Davis, who is in the middle of a Storm Center. In this 1956 movie, “Bette Davis plays a small town librarian who inspires the joy of reading in children and stands up against book banning during the 1950s. Her refusal to pull a book about communism from the library costs her her job and reputation and eventually triggers a fire in the library. Davis’s character is based on the story of librarian Ruth W. Brown, who was accused of being a communist because of her anti segregation efforts.” A discussion of this year’s Malden Reads book selection, Fahrenheit 451, will follow the movie. This film is free and open to the public and is accessible. For information call 781-324-0218 for more information. Rated PG (85 min.)