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Mark Twain Centennial in 2010

Mark Twain Centennial in 2010


See Mark Twain live!

George Frein, living history presenter, will visit Maryville as Mark Twain in honor of the Mark Twain centennial.

When:   Monday, April 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Where:  First United Methodist Church

              102 North Main, Maryville, Missouri

Read an Anthology of Mark Twain's Short Stories.

Dover Book Cover

ReadMOre is an annual statewide reading program inviting readers in the state to engage in a series of shared reading and discussion activities. Each year, it selects a single compelling piece of literature and provides readers with opportunities to participate in events related to the book and its author. This year ReadMOre selected an anthology of four of Mark Twain's short stories, The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, to celebrate his life and commemorate the centennial of his death.

Readers can access copies of the book available at local participating libraries and are invited to attend the Mark Twain live! event.

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories is available in Owens Library on Reserve and as an electronic book.

B.D. Owens Library proudly sponsors and organizes this program in Maryville, Missouri in partnership with the Northwest English Department, Maryville Public Library, the Maryville Chapter of the Missouri Writers Association and the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum.

Learn more about the selected short stories and Mark Twain using the Discussion Guide.

ReadMOre provides an excellent discussion guide which includes an annotated chronology of Mark Twain's life, overall questions for the Dover Thrift edition of The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, and specific questions for each story. A short list of resources is included.

Discover the history and goals of the ReadMOre program: