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TOM SAWYER: ON FILM AND ON THE PAGE

February 4, 2012

Program Locations:

New Dorp Library
For all ages

THE BIG READ - TOM SAWYER

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts an all-ages reading and screening of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Released in 1938 by MGM, the film is a funny, touching and true-to-the-novel film version of Mark Twain's classic.  It really takes you back in time, and gives a flavor of life in a small river town.  You'll follow Tom, Huck and Becky on hair-raising adventures that will keep you in suspense - and keep you laughing!  For all ages.

As part of The Big Read - Tom Sawyer:  The National Endowment for the Arts selected Staten Island OutLOUD to host The Big Read in our community:  an Island-wide series of events celebrating Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture.  The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest.  

Staten Island OutLOUD's Tom Sawyer series for The Big Read is made possible in part by a grant from National Endowment for the Arts and by a 2012 Encore Award from Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding by the New York State Council on the Arts.