Main Library

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.

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.

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

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