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AUTHORS OUT LOUD

MarkTwainAuthors Out Loud: Mark Twain 100 Years Later

Spend an evening with American author and humorist Mark Twain, who comes to life in this one-man show by master impressionist Dave Ehlert of Branson, Missouri. Hear Twain’s life story wound around his famous quotes, with a strong emphasis on the importance of literacy. As the great author said, “A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.” A 90-minute performance with intermission; refreshments served. 

Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, Libertyville
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German novelist Jan-Philipp Sendker discusses A Well-Tempered Heart, the follow-up to his international bestseller The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.