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New Rochelle Public Library Plans Tom Sawyer And Twain Events

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle Public Library plans to honor the last month of the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Lead program with events celebrating both Mark Twain and his classic work “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

The NEA program, which features 77 communities across the country, aims to strengthen reading's role in American culture by celebrating classic works from September 2014 to next month.

”All residents, no matter their age or interest in reading, can participate in this community-wide project,” said library director Tom Geoffino. “This is a great opportunity for everyone to explore or revisit enduring themes.”

A kick-off event was held May 3 and the library will feature events until the Summer Reading Party finale June 27. The events will cover small town life of the 1830s and Twain's life and works.

The library will have plenty of print and electronic copies of  the novel available.

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