By Garry Thompsen, Laurie Cameron and Helena Gondry\r\n\r\nHillsboro Library Friends\r\n\r\nDid You Know?\r\n\r\nMark Twain was born in 1835 under Haley\u2019s Comet.\r\n\r\nHe predicted he would die some 75 years later. April 21, 1901 was the last night that the perihelion of Halley\u2019s was seen in the night sky.\r\n\r\nMark Twain\u2019s appearance at the Hillsboro Library Fall Social may be a tall tale as preposterous as those told in these parts - or maybe not.\r\n\r\nSamuel Langhorne Cle-mens, \u201cMark Twain,\u201d the sixth of seven children was born in Florida, Missouri.\r\n\r\nHe was the \u201cWild Humorist of the Pacific Slope,\u201d a printer, pilot, soldier, editor, author, publisher and businessman. Although he enjoyed fame as America\u2019s most beloved literary figure, he also experienced personal tragedy.\r\n\r\nHe authored some 30 books, such as The Prince and the Pauper, Innocence Abroad, and Life on The Mississippi.\r\n\r\nPresident Roosevelt coin-ed the phrase, \u201cNew Deal\u201d from Twain\u2019s The Confederate Yankee in King Arthur\u2019s Court.\r\n\r\nTwain wore a white suit, known as his \u201cwondrous white flannels\u201d because he wanted to. Who needs an old black serge, anyway?\r\n\r\n\u201cThe billiard table is better than the doctors,\u201d he wrote in a thank\u00a0you to its donor. Twain began working\u00a0with his biographer, Albert Paine, in 1906, but billiards often took priority over biography.\r\n\r\nJoin us Down Home at The Hillsboro Library, Saturday, September 20, beginning at 5 p.m. with music by Bill Hefner, followed by a potluck supper at 6 p.m.\r\n\r\nThe Trouble begins \u2013 at 7 p.m. with Mark Twain. The event is free. Bring a covered dish \u2013 no covered wagons, please.\r\n\r\nFor more information, call 304-653-4936.