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Mark Twain and His Short Stories

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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

The short story review will include the hilarious "Cannibalism in the Cars" and, if time allows, a discussion of "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," a story of the people of a small town who were pious to the point of being obnoxious and their fall from grace. It is both a story of humor and of the greed factor in all of us that we like to conceal, especially from ourselves. Twain had a good understanding of the human race!

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Book discussion: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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We will discuss Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as part of The Big Read.

Presenter: George McClellan

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"Mark Twain Tonight" with Hal Holbrook

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

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Mark Twain Biography

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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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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A Public Square Conversation on Afghanistan

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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Enter into an interesting conversation about the new American strategy in Afghanistan, with additional troops and new timelines. Includes interactive discussion.

Facilitator: Paul Hays

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A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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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.

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Hertha Heller Forum: “Returns to Pemberley: Revisiting Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice”

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Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Dr. Jennifer Garlen will present “Returns to Pemberley: Revisiting Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.” Her talk will cover the wide range of sequels to and revisions of Jane Austen's classic courtship novel, Pride and Prejudice. Modern writers and filmmakers have remade this tale of comedy and romance to reflect the ways in which love has and hasn't changed since the Regency Period. Why do we keep returning to Pemberley? Courtship rituals, class, family relations, Mr. Darcy, anyone? Dr. Garlen’s presentation at the Library’s English Authors Tea in January was a rousing success, so this Forum will give her fans another chance to enjoy the melding of English literature with a bit of pop culture. Read more about Hertha Heller Forum: “Returns to Pemberley: Revisiting Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice”

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Hertha Heller Forum

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Huntsville Literary Association is teaming up with the Friends of the Library for an afternoon of good food, wine, and poetry. The forums are free and begin at 2:00pm in the main auditorium. Read more about Hertha Heller Forum

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Intermediate Word 2

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
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Working with tables, columns, tabs and other intermediate tools. Prerequisite: Intermediate Word 1 Read more about Intermediate Word 2

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Access

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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Database management. Prerequisites:Intermediate Word and Intermediate Excel Read more about Access

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