The Big Read

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

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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!

The Big Read Poetry Contest Winners

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

The Big Read, Redstone Arsenal MWR Post Library Open House

Location: Redstone Arsenal MWR Post Library
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

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.

The Big Read Kick-Off at Burritt Museum!

Location: Burritt Museum
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

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.

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

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Main Library will show the film "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) in the 2nd floor events room.

Gurley Branch Puppet Show

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 1, 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.

Main Library Puppet Show

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 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!
 

Mooresville Tour and Lunch

Location: Mooresville, AL
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:45am - 11:45am

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 learningquest [dot] email [at] gmail [dot] com (email) to find out more.

Movie: Tom and Huck

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Movie poster: Tom and HuckMovie: Tom and Huck
Released:
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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