The Wizard of OZ

The Groton Public Library is proud to present

Richard Mickelson, Author of The Wizard of Oz, Where is He Now as well as  Richie the Teddy Bear Series

Saturday – February 28 @ 10:30 AM

Have you ever asked yourself, “Where did the Wizard of OZ go when he left the Emerald City, and where is he now?” If so, read on.

As you may already know, the Wizard of OZ was about to fly Dorothy and Toto home to Kansas in his hot air balloon. Just as they were ready to fly away, Toto jumped out of Dorothy’s arms to chase a cat, and Dorothy stepped out of the basket to catch Toto. A sudden gust of wind lifted the basket into the air, and the Wizard of OZ flew away without them.

What the Wizard of OZ didn’t know was that Dorothy had hidden her undersized munchkin friend, Rosebud, inside a pile of clothing on board the basket. She wanted to take Rosebud to Kansas and feed her corn so she could grow taller and be like the other munchkin children. But the Wizard of OZ had refused to let Rosebud fly with them. He feared that the extra weight would be too much, and the hot air balloon would never get off the ground. They were both about to take the ride of a lifetime.

This is the fantastic journey of the Wizard of OZ and Rosebud and their many amazing adventures. I spent three years in the Emerald City interviewing Dorothy, the Munchkins, witches, flying monkeys, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and many others. My unbelievable findings, which you are about to read, will amaze and amuse you. Enjoy this wonderful, revealing novel, The Wizard of OZ, Where Is He Now?

Richard Mickelson lives in Tully, New York, where he enjoys reading Wizard of Oz literature. You can find his six Richie the Teddy Bear books with accompanying plush toys in a bookstore near you.

For more information – 899-5055 OR

Wizard of Oz

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Teen Night @ Groton Public Library

Once Upon a Time 2

Showing episodes of the popular TV show – Once Upon a Time

On February 20 ~ Friday at 7:00-9:30 p.m.

With Minecraft – Pizza – iPads – Computers – Popcorn

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Katrina Morse, Children’s Author and Illustrator on Saturday, February 21 @ 11 AM

This Kicks Off Our NEW Family Story Time – Every 3rd Saturday – Next one will be March 21 with Linda Perreault

Listen to the author read aloud, join in and make the sounds and motions from the stories.

See original artwork from the books and learn how the books were created.

Have some family fun and receive a free autographed copy of her newest book – limited quantities so come early to get yours.

Katrina is an illustrator, writer, painter, and graphic designer who lives in Ithaca. She is also Assistant Director at Family Reading Partnership.

Sponsored by the Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County

For more information contact or 607-898-5055


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Press Release for Groton Public Library

The Groton Public Library’s Board of Trustees meeting has been changed to Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

All board meetings are open to the public.

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Are you interested in learning where to buy local foods? Have a skill to share in the kitchen? Please come to the South East Cayuga Lake Food Buyers’ first meeting of the minds to learn more about how the group can support you. They will meet on Saturday, January 31 at the Groton Public Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. This is free and open to the public and since the group wants to connect farms to people, farmers if you have time please come and join in the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

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