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The Wizard Behind Oz

Date and Time: January 21, 2023, 10:00 AM CT

Location: Derby Public Library, 1600 E Walnut Grove RD, Derby
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If you're from Kansas, you've surely encountered plenty of Wizard of Oz jokes and quips. Where's Dorothy? You're not in Kansas anymore! I'm melting! But what you may not know is the fascinating story behind L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This talk explores the unique appeal of this first truly American fairy tale, and its legacy on our culture from speech, to music, to media. This presentation pulls back the curtain on Baum's crowning achievement. Presented by Chris Glasgow.

Sponsored by: Friends of Derby Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Susan Gessler
(316) 461-9704


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