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March Madness at Central Arkansas Library System

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is throwing a twist into the traditional March Madness bracket. 

Beginning March 1, all CALS branches will be bracketing locations for Heroes and Villains: Character Face-Off, a bracket competition to determine CALS patrons’ favorite literary character.  76 more words


I´m glad we have to read Huckleberry Finn this semester, just because of this.

I felt so lonesome I most wished I was dead. The stars were shining, and the leaves rustled in the woods ever so mournful; and I heard an owl, away off, who-whooing about somebody that was dead, and a whippowill and a dog crying about somebody that was going to die;

– Mark Twain


Influences of a sort: Part 2- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Middle school must have been a good source of literary influence for me, because my next influence comes from a book I read in middle school as well.  297 more words


Classic and Contemporary Pairing, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney

Alexie, S. (2007). The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. (E. Forney, Illustrator). New York, N. Y.: Little Brown and Company.

Summary : In Sherman Alexi’s book, … 1,131 more words

February 2015

New Non-Fiction at GPL

Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age Story (with Recipes!) by Amelia Morris (641.5092 Morris). Amelia Morris tried to make a beautiful and precariously elaborate chocolate cake for a Christmas brunch she was hosting one year, and the final result had to be served in a large bowl. 708 more words

New Book Highlights

This Day in History Feb 18 2015 Huckleberry Finn Charles Pluto Oppenheimer

Feb 18, 1885:

Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Oppenheimer

Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). 1,888 more words


Racial Dilemma in Twain’s Huck Finn

On the 18th of February 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in the United States. Twain’s picaresque novel set in the 1840s, is about a young boy called Huck who runs away from home and floats down the Mississippi River. 852 more words