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Starkville Reads Announces the Fall 2014
One Book, One Community Selection


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum

Be sure to read the book. Get a copy from the library or download one online!

Coming Events for the Wizard

Book displays at Starkville Public Library beginning in August

Fall Programs

Panel Discussion

"One to Grow On: The Enduring Appeal of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

Panel discussion with Ted Atkinson, Devon Brenner, Kathleen Alley, and Becky Hagenston

September 23, 7:00 p.m. at Starkville Public Library

Family Trivia Night

Fun with the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz hosted by Children's Librarian Christina Jurusik and Young Adult Librarian Meredith Wickham. Prizes!!

October 21, 6:30 p.m. at Starkville Public Library

Screening of the movie The Wizard of Oz
with an introduction by Rob Brown. Free admission. Date, time, and place to be announced.

Musical Revue/Sing-Along
Date to be announced.


All Starkville Reads programs are free and open to the public.


Starkville Reads sponsors Basket of Books
at the following places:

1. The Food Bank at St. Joseph Catholic Church
2. Emerson Family School
3. Oktibbeha County Health Department
4. The Wash Depot on Highway 25

The books are available for free to readers at the above locations. Donations for the Basket of Books Project are very much appreciated. Books and magazinesStarkville Reads logo both may be donated. For more information or to donate books, contact Marty Friend (, Bonnie Feig, or Diane Freese. Books may also be brought to the programs or you can email or call one of the above members.




Starkville Reads programs are free to the public, but tax deductible contributions are very much appreciated and may brought to our programs or mailed to

Starkville Reads
P. O. Box 80100
Starkville, MS 39759



Want to become a member of the advisory board? Join us for the next meeting. Starkville Reads Advisory Board meets every third Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library.



Updated September 6, 2014
Web Page by Nancy N. Jacobs



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