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April 29 – August 29

Main Library - 270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin IL

Don’t miss The Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit. This interactive fantasy-adventure based on the beloved movie classic takes children and families over the rainbow to the colorful Land of Oz, Munchkinland, The Emerald City and more.
The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibition was created by Miami Children’s Museum and SPARKS,  in conjunction with Turner Entertainment Co. 

Wizard of Oz Programs

Toto Look-Alike Contest
A Stuffed Animal Program

Main Library Outdoor Stage

Tuesday, July 5 | 11 -11:45 am
Do you have a stuffed animal that looks like Toto? Bring your stuffed friend to the library for a ‘Look-alike’ Contest. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including best costume!
Please register!

The Wiz
(G, 1978) R

Main Library Meadows
Community Rooms
Thursday, July 21 | 2 – 4:30 pm
All ages. Enjoy a summer afternoon by watching the original version of The Wiz with popcorn and friends.

Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz
(G, 1939) 

Main Library Meadows
Community Rooms
Thursday, 7/7 | 6 – 8 pm
Friday, 7/8 | 10 am – Noon
Families. Help us bring The Wizard of Oz to life. Join Dorothy and her friends on their journey along the yellow brick road by becoming the characters. Participate as if you are inside the film using fun props like a witch’s finger, ribbon wand, bubbles and more!

The Wizard of Oz: Exploring
Immortal Songs 

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Thursday, July 28 | 2 pm
All ages. To highlight the library’s exhibit, Jim Kendros will offer a dynamic exploration into the immortal songs of The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy these beloved favorites in intriguing new ways!

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Thank You

Thank you Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation,  KCT Credit Union and Elgin State Bank - A Wintrust Community Bank for supporting  The Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit.