The second thing that's amazing about this whole thing is just the fact that Ray Bradbury - Ray Bradbury! I didn't even know the man was still alive - thinks the Ventura library is important. That's pretty cool. Something Wicked This Way Comes is one of my all-time favorites. I remember when we read that book in high school. My teacher assigned us pages to read for the next day, as teachers do - "Read through Chapter X for tomorrow." - and he had us stop at the end of a chapter right in the middle of some amazing cliffhanger, like, there was no way we weren't going to keep reading to see what happened! So we got to class the next day, and John (the teacher) says, rather smugly, "Okay, so who was able to stop reading at that point?" and we all sort of chuckled, and this one kid raised his hand, and we all rolled our eyes at him, because, wanker.
Anyway, I'm sending a check to the library today. If anyone else is interested, here's the info!
Save Wright Library
Ventura, CA 93002
(make checks out to Save Wright Library)