Lions, Tigers and Bears! Oh My!
Throughout the month of April, students and faculty have been stopping on their way through the NE Campus Library to admire the contents of our display case, as we pay homage to the 75th anniversary of the cinematic classic, “The Wizard of Oz.”
Based on L. Frank Baum’s book (originally published in the year 1900), the 1939 film featured Judy Garland’s portrayal of Dorothy Gale, the young girl from Kansas, striving to find her way home with the help of the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz. Together with her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy overcame the Wicked Witch and learned that, when all is said and done, “there’s no place like home.”
This assortment of toys, figurines, and memorabilia has been generously loaned to us from the private collection of Mrs. Kansas Terry – a resident of Tarrant County, and a life-long Oz fan.
For those interested in learning more about the world of Oz, the TCC Libraries have two copies of the film on DVD, available for checkout, as well as *several* books on Baum’s world and it’s colorful characters.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History also has a new Oz-themed children’s exhibit, with activities for kids of all ages, available this spring and running through the middle of May.
In NE Library