Laugh along with Mark Twain at 11:00 on Thursday, November 8, when the Friends of the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library present Gary Robertson in the one man show “Mark Twain Speaking: The Trouble Begins at Eleven” as a free performance open to all. Over 100 years ago a handbill advertised Mark Twain’s popular comic lectures as “trouble.” Everyone always enjoyed Twain’s stories of trouble. During his lecture tour, laughter started as he began to describe the trouble he always got into, and then there was more laughter from the audience as he described how he got out of it. In this play, actor Gary Robertson portrays Mark Twain in costume, telling stories using Twain’s famous dry humor. Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, was a former river boat captain and author whose humorous lectures in the late 1800’s were popular all over the world. He created the memorable characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in his novels that captured the heart of America. Presented as part of the Friends of the Library annual meeting on November 8th, this free performance of “Mark Twain Speaking: The Trouble Begins at Eleven” will follow morning coffee and light refreshments at 9:30 and a short business meeting at 10:00. The public is invited to attend both the morning meeting with refreshments and the play at 11:00. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that serves to promote and improve the library. The Friends invite the community to this free event to share information about their projects and the achievements of the group. During the brief annual meeting they will elect officers, talk about the accomplishments of this year and target goals for next year.