I can still remember when one of the biggest television events of the year was the annual showing of "The Wizard of Oz." In the 70s, when I was growing up, they often showed the movie on television in the Spring. I couldn't wait to watch it with my siblings, even though I was a little bit scared of it, too! My parents bought me the original Frank L. Baum novel for my 10th birthday and I also enjoyed that - although the singer in me missed the many fine songs that play such an important role in the film.
I bet you have childhood memories of "The Wizard of Oz," too, so why not come out and celebrate this classic American film with us next Saturday, April 4, 2009? This event will be filled with songs and games, crafts and treats for young and old alike.
The movie will be shown twice, beginning at noon and then again at 2 PM, in Room A on the first floor. Crafts and games will take place beginning at 1 PM in Room B/C and on the 2nd floor. At 1:30 PM, ahem, I invite you to a particularly grand event, a live performance of songs from "The Wizard of Oz," featuring yours truly and other members of the DPPL staff, known collectively as "The Singing Librarians!" If you're a dedicated fan, or if your kids love to play dress-up, wear "Wizard of Oz" style finery and join in the Costume Parade at 2:30 PM. It doesn't matter if you are a good witch...or a bad witch.
So, for a Saturday full of song, laughter and surprises, come on out and join the fun. This event is free and open to everyone. On behalf of The Singing Librarians, I say, "March up to that gate and bid it open!" and spend a magical day in Oz with all of us. See you on Saturday, April 4. And share your childhood memories of watching "The Wizard of Oz" here in our Comments section.
P.S. Don't forget the Friends Book Sale this weekend! See our home page for times.