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The Big Read

Movie: "Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns"

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Madison Public Library will be showing the Ken Burns' film "Mark Twain" from 12pm to 4pm with a fifteen minute intermission at 2:00pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided; please bring a lunch! Read more about Movie: "Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns"

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The Big Read Poetry Contest Winners

The HMCPL would like to announce the winners of The Big Read Poetry Contest from Madison County.

They are: Rodelle Gardner, Jasmine Willis, and Haley Rose. All three of these students are in the 7th grade at Whitesburg Middle School. Each will receive a prize of $15 for their poetry submissions. The poems will advance to a statewide poetry contest being held in conjunction with The Big Read: Alabama reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, which the HMCPL is hosting throughout Huntsville and Madison County March 27 – May 1. Read more about The Big Read Poetry Contest Winners

The Big Read, Redstone Arsenal MWR Post Library Open House

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
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Free copies of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (while supplies last), reader's guides, bookmarks,  and event brochures will be available. Refreshments will be served. Open to EVERYONE with access to the Arsenal. Read more about The Big Read, Redstone Arsenal MWR Post Library Open House

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The Big Read Kick-Off at Burritt Museum!

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
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Burritt and The Big Read bring Tom Sawyer’s adventures to life!

Burritt on the Mountain and the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are teaming up to bring you the kick-off event for The Big Read 2010 featuring the The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This beloved classic is being read at this time throughout the State of Alabama.

Mark your calendars for March 27th and be to sure visit Burritt on the Mountain’s historic park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a FREE event featuring learning stations that will make Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn’s escapades come alive!

Participate in the church scene as poor dead Tom returns home, learn more about those critters the boys were always trading, and play a game of marbles.  Plan to help us do some whitewashing, and decide for your self if it is work or play!  You can also learn about the kinds of caves Tom and Huck used as their secret hideouts, and be sure not to miss the chance to taste some delectable foods such as ham, cornbread, and sweet meats.  Read more about The Big Read Kick-Off at Burritt Museum!

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

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Main Library will show the film "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) in the 2nd floor events room. Read more about Movie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

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Gurley Branch Puppet Show

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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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!
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Becky Thatcher Tea Party

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Thursday, April 1, 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. Read more about Becky Thatcher Tea Party

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Main Library Puppet Show

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Tuesday, March 30, 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!
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Mooresville Tour and Lunch

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:45am to 11:45am
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Visit the filming venue of Tom and Huck guided by local residents and enjoy lunch at the Limestone Grill.

Cost per person: $20

Reservations and payment: must be made before April 12 to LearningQUEST. Call (256)721-1217 or email to find out more. Read more about Mooresville Tour and Lunch

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Movie: Tom and Huck

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Movie poster: Tom and HuckMovie: Tom and Huck
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Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro
Plays in: 2nd Floor Room
Rating: PG
Movie adaptation based on Mark Twain's novel Tom Sawyer. Introduction and movie followed by discussion led by David Lilly.

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