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

Join the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at their book discussion. Stephen King was inspired by the “Our Town” plot and narrative structure when he wrote “Salem’s Lot.” The discussion will focus on the similarities between the two stories.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Our Town Hoptown: African American Voices – at Hopkinsville Community College

This program celebrates the influence of Ted Poston and the short stories he wrote about growing up here. Local voices will share their own childhood stories and experiences.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Homegrown Poems: Your Places, Your Stories in Verse – at The Corner Coffeehouse

Hoptown Chronicle and WKMS, in support of The Big Read-Hopkinsville, will host poetry readings by area residents who take their inspiration from Kentucky author George Ella Lyon’s classic, “Where I’m From.” Read Lyon’s poem and write your own version about all the places and people who have shaped your life and identity. Then come to The Corner Coffeehouse at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, to share your creation. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to write a poem to attend.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Sunday Social: A Step Back in Time – at Virginia Street Park

Enjoy a picnic in the Virginia Street Park and explore some timeless crafts, activities, and games as the 101st Airborne Band plays.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

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

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.

[Thornton Wilder was one of the writers for this film.]

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

HYPE Haunted Hoptown Walking Tour

This event is for members of Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) Only! A public version is offered on Halloween.
Starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Haunt the streets with us as we 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.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Our Town: Hopkinsville – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

“Our Town” premiered in 1938. Wayne Goolsby will lead a discussion about what was happening in Hopkinsville in 1938.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

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

Or don’t we? Writing tutor and flower farmer, Martha White, leads a discussion about what we love, or hate, about “Our Town.”

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Hoptown in the Time of “Our Town” – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

What if Our Town was set in Hopkinsville instead of Grover’s Corner? Alissa Keller explores the events that shaped our town from 1901-1913 in this program.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Classic Movies at the Alhambra: Hello, Dolly!

Part of the 2019 NEA Big Read
Rated G | FREE Admission

In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) and a young artist named Ambrose (Tommy Tune), who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde (Joyce Ames). Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .