June 7, 2022
Newton Public Library is pleased to welcome Chris Glasgow, curator of the Oz Museum in Wamego, to kick off the Adult Summer Reading Program for 2022!
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 impact on our culture, from speech, to music, to media. This presentation pulls back the curtain on Baum's crowning achievement.
This program is presented with generous support from Humanities Kansas.