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CU Reading: Lifelong Learners @ the Library: Mark Twain
CU Reading: Lifelong Learners @ the Library: Mark Twain

Start Date: Oct. 10, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM

Lifelong Learners @ the Library offers monthly talks on a variety of topics. This month, we'll join in the CU Reading celebration of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Dr. Matt Hurt, associate professor of English at Parkland College, explores Mark Twain's dark, ironic treatment of Tom Sawyer's character in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the sequel to Tom Sawyer. Tom's cultural authority as a “respectable” boy and his romantic imagination—which is treated with a comic and nostalgic affection in the first book—emerge as dangerous, destructive forces in Huck's adventures. Dr. Hurt has published writings about Twain and teaches writing, literature, and film studies at Parkland. He has a PhD in American Literature from UIUC. Coffee is served at 9:30 am, sponsored by the Library Friends; the talk starts at 10 am. For adults. • Lifelong Learners @ the Library is a community collaboration with Parkland College, and is held on the second Wednesday each month. All adults are welcome to drop in for any or all of the programs. Registration is not needed, and there's a different topic each time. • The CU Reading program encourages everyone in Champaign-Urbana to read and discuss the same book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. CU Reading is co-sponsored by the Champaign Public Library and The Urbana Free Library, with support from the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Friends of The Urbana Free Library. • Champaign Public Library 200 W. Green St., Champaign 217-403-2070

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