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The Chesterfield Township Library is pleased to announce the title selected for the 2019 One Book One Community project, "Fahrenheit 451." The science fiction classic by Ray Bradbury is as relevant today as when the novel was first published more than 60 years ago. As part of the Chesterfield Township Library's 25th anniversary celebration, residents are invited to participate in a community-wide reading event that will feature a discussion of the book, presentation of a movie adaptation, and digital photography contest.

Beginning in January, free copies of the book, provided through grant funding by the Anchor Bay Community Foundation, will be available at the library while supplies last. Copies of the book may also be checked out from the library in a variety of formats including print book or audiobook, and eBook or eAudiobook.

"The idea is that the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony." --Mary McGrory, The Washington Post, March 17, 2002

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.           Film screening
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.     Community Book Discussion

Digital Photography Contest
Friday, February 1 through Sunday, February 24, 2019
Winning photo selection: Monday, February 25, 2019

The digital photography contest theme, "A splash of red," is drawn from the images of nature, symbolic colors, and mechanical animals found throughout the book. These images evoke compositions of the natural environment, robotics, architecture, and truth.

1. Submit up to three digital photographs in a JPEG (.jpg) format celebrating the theme, "A splash of red."

2. Submit the Photo Contest Entry Form.

3. Submit photos and Photo Contest Entry Form to

4. Photo submissions will be accepted through Sunday, February 24, 2019.