The Big Read

English Book Discussion of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

English Book Discussion of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," led by Nathan Rambo.

Spanish Book Discussion of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Dr. Linda Maier, Associate Spanish Professor and Assistant Chair of the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will lead a Spanish discussion of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Chinese Book Discussion of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Chinese Book Discussion of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," led by Barbara Liaw.

Will Stutts Performance of "Mark Twain's America"

Location: Merrimack Hall
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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!

Becky Thatcher Tea Party

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 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 Gurley Branch Library at 256-776-2102 for more information.

Movie: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Madison Public Library will show the film "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1960).

Movie: Tom and Huck (1995)

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bailey Cove library will show the film "Tom and Huck" (1995).

From Hannibal to Hollywood: Mark Twain on the Silver Screen

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Friends of the Bailey Cove Library present "From Hannibal to Hollywood: Mark Twain on the Silver Screen:" A Lecture and Discussion by Dr. Jennifer Garlen. Dr. Garlen will discuss the many film adaptations of Mark Twain's works, including "Tom and Huck," the 1995 movie filmed in Mooresville and other areas in North Alabama. She will examine the modern cultural impact of Twain's work and how we view it through our own generational lenses. Dr. Garlen earned her Masters in English from Georgia Southern University and her Ph.D.

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