LearningQUEST

Movie: Mark Twain (by Ken Burns)

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Movie: Mark Twain
Released: 2001
Director: Ken Burns
Stars: Kevin Conway, Blythe Danner
Plays in: Auditorium
Rating: not rated
An acclaimed biographical film about Mark Twain, covering everything from his birth to his death.

This LearningQUEST event is open to the public.

Movie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Garlen to follow the movie:

Movie poster: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's CourtMovie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Released: 1949
Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming
Plays in: 2nd Floor Room
Rating: not rated

Mark Twain and His Short Stories

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

There will be a brief overview of the life of Twain, followed by a review of some short stories from The Complete Short Stories of MARK TWAIN, edited by Charles Neider.

Presenter: Joe Berry

Book discussion: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

We will discuss Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as part of The Big Read.

Presenter: George McClellan

This LearningQUEST event is open to the public.

"Mark Twain Tonight" with Hal Holbrook

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Join us to view a one-man play devised by Hal Holbrook, in which he depicts Mark Twain giving a dramatic recitation selected from several of Twain's writings, with an emphasis on the comic ones.

This LearningQUEST event is open to the public.

Mark Twain Biography

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 9:30am - 10:30am

This biographical overview of Mark Twain will include excerpts of two of Twain's classics: The Innocents Abroad and Life on the Mississippi. Experience Twain's unique writing style as you take in both the account of Mark Twain's travels abroad during the mid eighteenth century, and his memoir of his youthful years paddling the mighty Mississippi River. With numerous surprises, this writer's point of view may not be what you expect.

Presenter: Dr. John Conover

A Public Square Conversation on Afghanistan

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Enter into an interesting conversation about the new American strategy in Afghanistan, with additional troops and new timelines. Includes interactive discussion.

Facilitator: Paul Hays

This LearningQUEST event is open to the public.

A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Join us for a discussion on Terrorism where we will explore this current issue from its genesis to its results. Contribute your ideas on solutions to this worldwide problem. This LearningQUEST event is open to the public.

Facilitator: Paul Hays

LearningQUEST Rally Day

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:30am

LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Winter/Spring 2010 term will be Thursday, Jan 28, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

Speaker: Mayor Tommy Battle
Refreshments provided

There will also be refreshments and the opportunity to

  • join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • register for your choice of courses

Current National Issues (LearningQUEST)

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

For more info: hmcpl.org/learningquest, (256) 535-2479, or (256) 721-1217
Immigration Law: Issues and Problems: Karlee Arey, Retired Immigration Officer
Healthcare Issues: David Spillers, CEO Huntsville Hospital
Energy Legislation: What 'Cap and Trade' Means to You: Dr. John Hill, Alabama Policy Institute, Birmingham

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