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Who Was William Shakespeare?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 The Main Library will be hosting Dr. Jeff Nelson of UAHuntsville for the talk "Who Was William Shakespeare?" in the 2nd floor events room. We will also be serving cake and tea to honor Shakespeare's 450th birthday. Come join the celebration! Read more about Who Was William Shakespeare?

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Film Showing: 'O'

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Film Showing: Gnomeo and Juliet

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Gnomeo & Juliet is a British 2011 3D computer-animated family film based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The film was directed by Kelly Asbury, and the two main characters are voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt Read more about Film Showing: Gnomeo and Juliet

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Film Showing: Warm Bodies

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Warm Bodies is a 2013 American paranormal romantic zombie comedy film based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name. Directed and written by Jonathan Levine, the film stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton and John Malkovich Read more about Film Showing: Warm Bodies

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Russell Readers Bookclub

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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9780061673696
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Bill Bryson
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Shakespeare: The World as Stage

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.

Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, from today's most respected academics to eccentrics like Delia Bacon, an American who developed a firm but unsubstantiated conviction that her namesake, Francis Bacon, was the true author of Shakespeare's plays. Emulating the style of his famous travelogues, Bryson records episodes in his research, including a visit to a bunkerlike room in Washington, D.C., where the world's largest collection of First Folios is housed.

Bryson celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time. Read more about Russell Readers Bookclub

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Movie Nights at Madison

Two classic movies will be shown at the Madison Library as part of our month long Big Read Celebration. The theme for this year is Shakespeare. Read more about Movie Nights at Madison

Movie Night: "Shakespeare in Love"

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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Madison Library will be showing the DVD "Shakespeare in Love" as part of our Community Read Celebration on Shakespeare. This movie is rated R. Read more about Movie Night: "Shakespeare in Love"

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Movie Night: "Kiss Me Kate"

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Madison Library will show the DVD "Kiss Me Kate" as part of the library's Community Read Celebration on Shakespeare. This movie is not rated.  Read more about Movie Night: "Kiss Me Kate"

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Dr. Hugh Long presents "An Introduction to Shakespeare's Theatrical Swordplay"

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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"Draw if you be Men"       An Introduction to Shakespeare's Theatrical Swordplay, presented by Dr. Hugh Long of Athens State University. Dr. Long will present a lecture on Swordplay in Shakespearean production, complete with stage props. Read more about Dr. Hugh Long presents "An Introduction to Shakespeare's Theatrical Swordplay"

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