National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Lewis & Clark Library


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120 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601

Tel: 406/447-1690
Fax: 406/447-1687
http://www.lclibrary.org

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

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Keynote Speaker: Craig Hotchkiss: Tom & Huck: A Boy Comes of Age

Keynote speaker Craig Hotchkiss of the Mark Twain House discusses "Tome & Huck: A Boy Comes of Age." This program is free and open to the public. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) are two “boys’ books” that helped to make Twain rich and famous, but they are radically different in both substance and tone. The audience will have an opportunity to learn what motivated Mark Twain to write a sequel composed of two such distinct stories, and to see how both the joy and tragedy of Samuel Clemens’ own maturation as a businessman, husband, father and writer spurred him to pen perhaps his two most popular books.

Event Location: Lincoln Library, 102 9th St., Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Big Read Kickoff Reception

Kick off the Big Read with live music, refreshments and free books at your Lewis & Clark Library! Reception to be followed by lecture by the keynote speaker, Craig Hotchkiss of the Mark Twain House.

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Time: 6:00am – 8:00pm

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Keynote Speaker Craig Hotchkiss: Tom & Huck: A Boy Comes of Age

Following the Kickoff Reception, Craig will discuss "Tom & Huck: A Boy Comes of Age." This program is free and open to the public. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) are two “boys’ books” that helped to make Twain rich and famous, but they are radically different in both substance and tone. The audience will have an opportunity to learn what motivated Mark Twain to write a sequel composed of two such distinct stories, and to see how both the joy and tragedy of Samuel Clemens’ own maturation as a businessman, husband, father and writer spurred him to pen perhaps his two most popular books.

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Leave No Trace Workshop

Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace: * Plan Ahead and Prepare * Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces * Dispose of Waste Properly * Leave What You Find * Minimize Campfire Impacts * Respect Wildlife * Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Big Read Lecture Series

Lecture at Helena College. Topic and speaker TBD

Event Location: Helena College, 1115 North Roberts Street, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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"Tom and Huck" Matinee

Watch Disney's rendition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from 1993. Rated PG for some villainous acts and mild language.

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Geocache Treasure Hunt

Hunt for treasure with your GPS! Reading Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain necessary to find clues. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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"A Kid in King Arthur's Court" (1995) Matinee

"Return to those days of old when knights were bold and baseball ruled the land. Baseball? It's Camelot meets the sandlot in Disney's A KID IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, the hilarious update of Mark Twain's timeless "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court." To 14-year-old little leaguer Calvin Fuller, life is like one big strikeout when he lets his team down. Then an earthquake sends him through a magical time rift, and he finds himself in King Arthur's court. But all is not well with the realm. An aged King Arthur is in danger of losing control to the evil Lord Belasco, and now it's up to Calvin to save the kingdom. But before he can find a way to vanquish Belasco, he must first find a way to conquer his own fears. Now you can own Disney's marvelous mixture of medieval myth and modern mirth that will have the whole family cheering!" Description from Amazon.com

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Big Read Book Discussion Series

Discuss Mark Twain's works with Helena College faculty members and students. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: Helena College, 1115 Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Scrapbooking Workshop celebrates Mark Twain's invention

Mark Twain patented "self-pasting" pages for scrapbooks in 1872. We'll celebrate his invention with a memoir style scrapbook for you to make and take. Free and open to the public. Please sign up at 447-1690 ext 5 so we know how many supplies to bring. Thank you!

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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