Oz in the News 5.5.12

A Henry Hudson Community Visit to the Land of Oz  The library events start the week of May 14, see schedule below: May 16: Book Discussion: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, 7 p.m.  Constance Dyckman and the library staff will lead an in-depth discussion. May 17: Wizard of Oz Matinee Move: 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room 7 p.m.: The Peekskill/Oz Connection with Historian John Curran. Curran will discuss the life of L. Fank Baum while he attended Peekskill Military School. Registration begins May 3. May 20: Puppet Production of “The Wizard of Oz” with Students of Hen Hud High School, 2 p.m. Students of art teacher Jan Aiello will perform a puppet show with shadow puppet sand marionettes of their own creation. It will recreate the Baum story in a modern setting, using modern language and style. Get a sneak peak here.

Judy Garland: The Dressing of a Legend  GHS will co-sponsor “Judy Garland: The Dressing of a Legend,” couture from the Michael Siewert collection, May 10 at Augusta’s Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Proceeds will benefit the Westobou festival. Attendance is by invitation. For more information, call 706-755-2878.

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