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

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Main Library will show the film "Tom and Huck" (1995). Read more about Main Library Film Screening of "Tom and Huck" (1995)

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The Big Read Keynote Lecture with Dr. Christopher Metress

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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. From 2003 to 2006, he directed Samford's participation in a national curricular project designed to promote innovative teaching of the liberal arts, a project which helped to seed the development of the University Fellows Program. Read more about The Big Read Keynote Lecture with Dr. Christopher Metress

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

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Main Library will show the film "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) in the 2nd floor events room. Read more about Movie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

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Land the job of your dreams with ReferenceUSA!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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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 Read more about Land the job of your dreams with ReferenceUSA!

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S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Meet best friends and co-authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant!

The dynamic co-writing duo are back with their latest novel release, "UPTOWN", a novel as big a New York City itself. UPTOWN follows a prominent real estate family caught in a storm of greed, infidelity and betrayal.UPTOWN begs the question when money,power, and respect are at stake, how do friendships and the bonds of family survive? DeBerry and Grant have co-written several best selling novels and have been best friends for 25 years. They will be at the Main Library to discuss their latest novel and the book discussion will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This is a free event and limited seating is available. Please pick up your free ticket from your local library. For additional info please call 256-532-5950 or 256-851-7492 Read more about S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

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Main Library Puppet Show

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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!
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Mooresville Tour and Lunch

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:45am to 11:45am
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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 email to find out more. Read more about Mooresville Tour and Lunch

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Movie: Tom and Huck

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Movie poster: Tom and HuckMovie: Tom and Huck
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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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Movie: Mark Twain (by Ken Burns)

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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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.

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Movie: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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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

A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

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