Monday, September 15, 2008

Read Orwell, Save the World

The recent hurricanes have reminded us once again how fragile our earthly existence can be. This past summer, SciFi channel's Visions for Tomorrow initiative asked fans to pick the "Top Things You Must Read, Watch and Do to Save the World." The survey's results have the top three planet-saving activities as reading, recycling and registering to vote. The library can help you accomplish all three - check out the listed books, pick up a voter registration card (deadline for the November election is October 6 ), and recycle your print cartridges at Faulk Central Library.

And what should you read?

1984 by George Orwell
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
The Stand by Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The survey also asked fans what we should watch, and the Library has most of the top titles.

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