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The Big Read

Bailey Cove Morning: The Maltese Falcon

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Dashiell Hammett
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The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. This event is part of The Big Read 2008. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Maltese Falcon

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Bailey Cove Classics - Arabian Nights and Days

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Monday, April 6, 2009 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Naguib Mahfouz
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Arabian Nights and Days

This series of linked intrigues and adventures is a clever, witty concoction that begins on the day following the Thousand and One Nights, when the vizier Dandan learns that his daughter, Shahrzad, has succeeded in saving her life by enthralling the sultan with wondrous tales. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics - Arabian Nights and Days

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Teachers' Resources

If you are an educator or homeschooler in Madison County and would like to receive a Teacher's Resource Kit for The Big Read, use this form to contact Annie Phillips or call her at (256) 532-5993. Our teacher's resource kit contains the same materials as the Book Club cit (see above) plus a Teacher's Guide containing lesson plan ideas, essay topics, project ideas, and handouts. You can also download the Teacher's Guide online in PDF format from the NEA's main site. Read more about Teachers' Resources

The Big Read 2006

The Big Read 2006
This event is part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is one of 10 communities selected to participate in The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Read more about The Big Read 2006

2006 Big Read Art Show

Contest: Art of the Jazz Age
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is soliciting original artwork for “Art of the Jazz Age,” a juried art show sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. This “Gatsby”-inspired art show will accept works related to the 1920s, jazz, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Zelda Fitzgerald and her art.
Download an Entry Form (PDF)
Rules & Information

2006 Big Read: Montgomery Day Trip

Montgomery Day Trip
Visit the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery.
Saturday, April 22, 2006; 8:00am - 7:30pm
(see all Library BIG READ Events!)

Cost per person is $99
Seating is limited
To register, contact Glory Tours at (256)830-2468; 105 Hartington Drive, Madison, AL 35758
Payments may be made by check or credit card

Itinerary

8 a.m.
Depart Huntsville (breakfast served en route)

11:30 a.m.
Lunch at A la Carte Café Read more about 2006 Big Read: Montgomery Day Trip

Get Caught Reading 2005

Library brings new twist to fourth annual city-wide read
It is a well known fact that Tennessee Valley residents are avid readers. In the past three years, hundreds of people have participated in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's annual city-wide book club known as 'Get Caught Reading.' Past selections include All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, and Jimmy Carter's The Hornet's Nest. This year, instead of choosing a single book, the library is placing the spotlight on author David Baldacci... Read more about Get Caught Reading 2005

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