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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
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A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

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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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