The Journey Begins...
On your next trip to the Library, pin on a WestportREADS button and pick up one of the WestportREADS brochures from a public service desk. It will remind you of all the events which make March WestportREADS 2008 month! If you have not read -or re-read- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, you may also pick up the book at the Library. Borrow a copy or buy one from the Library store for $7.00.
Published in 1900, the book is a little different from the 1939 famous movie. But, even if you have not finished reading, bring your whole family to an afternoon of fun at the Library on Saturday (March 1) from noon to 4 pm. Drop in to hear The Flying Monkeys Woodwind Quintet (aka the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet) play wizard music in the Great Hall from 12:30 to 1:30. Have your picture taken with characters from the story. Enjoy puzzles, games and coloring. Enter the March raffle. Mingle with other travelers to the Land of Oz.
During WestportREADS month, there will be thoughtful discussions, entertaining performances, festive sing-a-longs, book discussions for all ages, and even a talk about strange weather.
One hundred years ago at the founding of the Westport Library, people were reading and discussing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. We’re still reading and discussing it and celebrating our community and our Library.
I hope to meet you on the Yellow Brick Road!