O-Town Reads events are designed to bring our community together through the reading and discussion of a common book and give the members of our city -- both young and old -- an opportunity to connect and talk through a shared reading experience.

O-Town Reads brings friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers together through a common theme. Approximately 500 copies of the chosen title are given away to the community each year with the instructions to "read and pass it on"

FINDING DOROTHY

by
Elizabeth Letts
2023

Book Cover

Hollywood, 1938. As soon as she learns that MGM is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank's passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book ... But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the first notes of 'Over the Rainbow,' Maud recognizes the yearning that defined her own life story: from her youth as a suffragette's daughter to her coming of age as one of the first women in the Ivy League, from her blossoming romance with Frank to the hardscrabble prairie years that inspired The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Elizabeth Letts

Author

Elizabeth Letts

O-TOWN READS EVENTS

  • 2023 O-Town Reads Announcement
    Fri, Dec 09
    Ottawa Library
    Dec 09, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Ottawa Library, 105 S Hickory St, Ottawa, KS 66067, USA
    Ottawa Library's 2023 selection for O-Town reads will be unveiled during a Chamber Coffee. Come and get a first look at what we have planned.
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OTHER O-TOWN READS TITLES

2016
OUT OF MY MIND
2017
GIRL IN REVERSE
2018
THE OTHER WES MOORE
2019
TOUGH AS THEY COME
2020
NO OTHER HOME
2021
A MAN CALLED OVE
2022
THE SUN DOES SHINE