Start the Wichita Public Library’s Big Read with a kickoff celebration. For the ninth year in a row, readers in and around Wichita will be able to participate in the City’s annual literary tradition, Big Read Wichita! The 2016 book selected for our community to read and discuss is the classic novel Fahrenheit 451 by acclaimed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. This landmark book describes a future in which books are outlawed, and the title suggests the temperature when the paper in books would self-ignite! Come early, because complimentary copies of Fahrenheit 451 will be offered only while supplies last. Free.