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The Big Read

Big Read events for kids

We've got great Big Read events for kids; check out the dates for our upcoming puppet shows and tea parties for kids. Read more about Big Read events for kids

Big Read events for adults

As part of The Big Read, we're featuring a month of events focusing on Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Here are a few notable upcoming events for adults:

Becky Thatcher Tea Party

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Becky Thatcher Tea Party is for ages 5-8 and will generate excitement for the characters in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Attendees will enjoy a real tea service with an etiquette coach to provide tips on the proper behavior at the table. Space is limited; please contact the Tillman Hill Branch at 256-828-9529 for more information. Read more about Becky Thatcher Tea Party

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Tom Sawyer - Reader's Theatre

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Come experience 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' through Reader's Theatre. Children will be given the opportunity to perform select scenes from this classic. Memorization is not required. All scripts will be available a week prior to event. Please see Ms Maggie for more information or a script. Event is intended for school age children. Read more about Tom Sawyer - Reader's Theatre

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IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn"

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Repeats every 6 days until Sat Jun 26 2010 .
Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
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IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn" with music by William Hauptner and lyrics by Roger Williams.

Independent Musical Productions, Inc. (IMP) presents each of their musical theatre events at the Lee Lyric Theater located at Lee High School, Huntsville, AL.

Tickets available for sale, April 15, 2010 http://www.imphuntsville.org/ Read more about IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn"

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IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn"

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Repeats every day until Sat Jun 26 2010 .
Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, June 25, 2010 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn" with music by William Hauptner and lyrics by Roger Williams.

Independent Musical Productions, Inc. (IMP) presents each of their musical theatre events at the Lee Lyric Theater located at Lee High School, Huntsville, AL.

Tickets available for sale, April 15, 2010 http://www.imphuntsville.org/ Read more about IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn"

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IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn"

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Repeats every day until Sat Jun 19 2010 .
Friday, June 18, 2010 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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IMP presents "Big River: The Musical Adaptation of Huckleberry Finn" with music by William Hauptner and lyrics by Roger Williams. Independent Musical Productions, Inc. (IMP) presents each of their musical theatre events at the Lee Lyric Theater located at Lee High School, Huntsville, AL.

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Picnics & Picket Fences-The Big Read Closing Event

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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The final event for The Big Read, "Picnics and Picket Fences", will take place Saturday, May 1 at the Huntsville Botanical Garden from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to the Garden for a fun, modern twist on the fence "white washing" of Tom Sawyer's day. Attendees may enjoy lunch on the grounds of the Garden, then express themselves by painting portions of picket fences with wild, vivid colors! These fence creations will eventually become a permanent feature of the Madison Public Library's "Living Library" children's garden. The Huntsville Botanical Garden will offer FREE admission to the Garden on May 1 in exchange for the donation of a new children's book. These books will become part of the collection at Madison Public Library. Read more about Picnics & Picket Fences-The Big Read Closing Event

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Main Library - Traditional Music Concert

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Huntsville Traditional Music Association presents a program featuring a selection of music from Southern Appalachian folk history. Read more about Main Library - Traditional Music Concert

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Princesses, Pirates, and Buried Treasure: Fun with Tom and Friends Puppet Show

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's Puppet Troupe is back for another fun and busy tour with the show "Princesses, Pirates, and Buried Treasure: Fun with Tom and Friends". The show follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer and his friends Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher. Stories featured in the show: The tall tale of Stormalong, our fractured version of Rapunzel, and a fun bear hunt. Of course there will also be music, dancing, and lots of surprises! Read more about Princesses, Pirates, and Buried Treasure: Fun with Tom and Friends Puppet Show

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