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The Big Read – Hopkinsville

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October 2019

A Walk to Remember – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, 310 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, 42240
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$5 – $10

Join the Museums of Hopkinsville for a stroll through historic  downtown Hopkinsville. This walk will focus on the local streetscape as it appeared in the early 20th century. Advance registration is required. Tickets $10 | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here! Starts at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

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Noon Book Club – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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The library's once-a-month Noon Book Club will meet and discuss this month's book "Our Town."

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The Historical Inspiration Behind “Our Town” – at Hopkinsville Community College

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville Community College, 720 North Dr.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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History Professor John Davis will examine the events taking place at the time that inspired the book Our Town and the comfort of nostalgia as a way to cope. Refreshments provided.

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Supper in the Cemetery – at Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Riverside Cemetery, 119 Metcalfe Lane
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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$15 – $20

Tour the tombstones, enjoy a meal, and hear from local couples who have fun, powerful, and quirky love stories as we pay homage to the love story of Act II. Supper will be served at 5pm and the show starts at 5:45pm. Enjoy a traditional boxed supper in Riverside Cemetery before convening inside the Riverside Chapel. There, we will hear from well-known, beloved, and interesting couples who have made significant impacts in Our Town and beyond. This long-standing Museum event…

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Dialogue Writing Workshop – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

October 12 @ 9:30 am - November 15 @ 11:00 am CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Elizabeth Burton, a writing instructor from Hopkinsville Community College, returns to the library for a writing workshop. This workshop will focus on the art of dialogue writing.  

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Why Do We Love Our Town? – at Books On Main

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Books On Main, 911 S. Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Or don't we? Writing tutor and flower farmer, Martha White, leads a discussion about what we love, or hate, about the book "Our Town."

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Arts & Heritage Day – at Hopkinsville Downtown Farmers Market

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Downtown Farmers Market, 110 West 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Join us at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Downtown Farmers Market and spend the morning discovering local arts and heritage! A downtown scavenger hunt, art project, and updates from all of your favorite organizations involved in arts and heritage. Open to anyone, and alumni of the Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County are encouraged to attend as a refresher from their program days. Advance registration required.

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Shadow of a Doubt – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join the Hopkinsville Christian-County Public Library at their showing of the classic movie, filmed in 1943,  Shadow of a Doubt. Rated PG | Free Admission Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) visits his relatives in Santa Rosa. He is a very charming man, but his niece slowly realizes that he is wanted for murder and he soon recognizes her suspicions. Although one of the suspected murderers is killed and the case is considered closed, she still has her suspicions.

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Our Town vs Salem’s Lot – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join the Hopkinsville Christian-County Library at their book discussion. Stephen King was inspired by "Our Town"'s plot and narrative structure when he wrote "Salem's Lot." The discussion will focus on the similarities between the two stories.

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Hocus Pocus – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join the Hopkinsville Christian-County Public Library at their showing of the movie Hocus Pocus. Rated PG | Free Admission After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help…

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What Role Does the Audience Play? – at Books On Main –

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Books On Main, 911 S. Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Come join English Professor Caitlyn Chester at her discussion at Books on Main dealing with the audience in writing a book. "Is the audience a character in the play?", and how does breaking the fourth wall help the audience connect with the characters?

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Haunted Hoptown Walking Tour – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, 310 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, 42240
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$5 – $10

Join the Big Read-Hopkinsville and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they haunt the streets and share some of Hoptown's strangest, most bizarre, and darkest stories. From murder and mystery to tragedy and scandal - this tour is sure to put a spooky twist on Our Town. The walking tour starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. $10 per Person | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!

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November 2019

The Wizard of Oz – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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Join the Hopkinsville Christian-County Public Library at their showing of the classic movie, filmed in 1939,  The Wizard of Oz. . Rated G | Free Admission When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin…

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Ghosts on the Page – at Milkweed health & harmony emporium

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Milkweed Health & Harmony Emporium, 202 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
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Everyone loves a good ghost story - what role does a ghost play in literary fiction and Our Town? Writing instructor Addison James will lead the discussion. For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

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