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Join Chief Librarian and exhibition Curator Christine Catallo for a sneak peek at our Special Collections exhibition, Magic, Mayhem and Maturity: The Growth of Youth Fantasy Literature. Christine will offer a close look inside one of the highlights of the show, our 1903 edition of The Wizard of Oz. By L. Frank Baum. She will discuss the ways in which Baum utilized magic to explore the issues of his day, just as the magic of contemporary youth fantasy literature tackles the turbulence of our times. In addition to The Wizard of Oz, Christine will show several other early editions from the Oz series from our Special Collections that have not been on view to the public before.
This exhibition and its related programming are supported by the Connecticut Humanities.