Main Library

"Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers" Presentation and Book Signing by Beth Maynor Young

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Photographer Beth Maynor Young will give a presentation on her new book, Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers. Ms. Young is an accomplished conservation photographer who has spent much of her life chronicling the natural beauty and remnant wild places of the contemporary South. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Cave Is a Verb: Exploring the Ground Beneath Our Feet (National Speleological Society)

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a program that will cover the five "w's" (who, what, why, when, where) and "H" (how) of caving, with Sabrina Simon and Nathan Williams.

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."

Main Library Film Screening of "Tom and Huck" (1995)

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Main Library will show the film "Tom and Huck" (1995).

The Big Read Keynote Lecture with Dr. Christopher Metress

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Christopher Metress, English Professor and Director of the University Fellows Program at Samford University, will present a lecture on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After receiving his Doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 1991, Dr. Metress taught at Wake Forest University for three years before coming to Samford in 1993. In the English Department, he teaches courses in American literature, film noir, and southern literature, and he frequently offers courses on British Literature at Samford's Daniel House in London, where he was professor-in-residence in the Fall of 1997.

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.

Land the job of your dreams with ReferenceUSA!

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

ReferenceUSA provides in-depth information on more than 14 million U.S. potential employers nationwide! Please join us for a presentation on how ReferenceUSA can be utilized as a job searching tool. After the presentation, Bill Carlson, a ReferenceUSA Representative, will be glad to answer your questions about researching all phases of your job search

S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet best friends and co-authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant!

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.

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