Jun 6, 2012

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, author of classics such as Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and countless other books and stories, passed away this morning in his LA home at the age of 91. Bradbury was an outspoken agent against censorship (his own works were often censored) and proponent of libraries (if not colleges):
"I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories."
If you're looking for a good read this summer, the O'Grady Library has plenty of good Ray Bradbury books here on the shelves waiting to be checked out. All we ask is that you don't burn them.

No comments:

Post a Comment