Camden Public Library hosts an evening with ‘Oz’ expert John Fricke The Camden Public Library is participating in the nationwide celebration of all things Oz by hosting the world’s leading expert on “The Wizard of Oz,” John Fricke, on Thursday evening, November 14 at 7 p.m. Fricke is the author of “The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic,” being published this month by Down East Books. Fricke’s presentation will celebrate the Maine launch of the new book and offer a very entertaining evening for all in attendance. In addition to John Fricke’s appearance on November 14, the library will produce “A Wicked Event” on November 21 at the Camden Opera House with Gregory Maguire, author of the “Wicked” series which inspired the Broadway musical. Tickets are available at the Camden Public Library and online at librarycamden.org. The library will also display the original Tik-Tok Robot from the Oz collection of Tom Wilhite and Willard Carroll, as well as iconic life-size Oz cutouts, posed for photos throughout the month.