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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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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.

Facilitator: Paul Hays Read more about A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

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LearningQUEST Rally Day

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Winter/Spring 2010 term will be Thursday, Jan 28, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

Speaker: Mayor Tommy Battle
Refreshments provided

There will also be refreshments and the opportunity to

  • join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • register for your choice of courses
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Current National Issues (LearningQUEST)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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For more info: hmcpl.org/learningquest, (256) 535-2479, or (256) 721-1217
Immigration Law: Issues and Problems: Karlee Arey, Retired Immigration Officer
Healthcare Issues: David Spillers, CEO Huntsville Hospital
Energy Legislation: What 'Cap and Trade' Means to You: Dr. John Hill, Alabama Policy Institute, Birmingham
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