The Big Read

Main Library-Becky Thatcher Tea Party

Location: Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Plumbing the Depths of Mark Twain

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Another great lecture by Dr. Jennifer Garlen! Mark Twain is best remembered today as a humorist, but his tone as a writer changed his perspective darkened over the course of his life. Dr. Jennifer Garlen will discuss the darker side of Twain in works like A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Mysterious Stranger, "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" and more.

Madison Public Library - Literary Giants Book Club

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Discussion of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.

Bailey Cove Film Screening of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1960)

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bailey Cove Library will show the film "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1960).

Becky Thatcher Tea Party

Location: Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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 Elixabeth Carpenter Branch Library at 256-723-2995 for more information.

"Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers" Presentation and Book Signing by Beth Maynor Young

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Photographer Beth Maynor Young will give a presentation on her new book, Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers. Ms. Young is an accomplished conservation photographer who has spent much of her life chronicling the natural beauty and remnant wild places of the contemporary South. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Becky Thatcher Tea Party

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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 call the Russell Branch at 256-859-9050.

Madison Public Library Film Screening of "Tom & Huck" (1995)

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Madison Public Library will show the film "Tom & Huck" (1995).

Movie: "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949)

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bailey Cove Library will show the film "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949).

Cave Is a Verb: Exploring the Ground Beneath Our Feet (National Speleological Society)

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a program that will cover the five "w's" (who, what, why, when, where) and "H" (how) of caving, with Sabrina Simon and Nathan Williams.

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