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Please remember Sarah Uthoff! She is also a Humanities Iowa speaker. Sarah is an expert on Laura Ingalls Wilder and has a variety of programs related to Laura. Sarah also has an excellent program on One Room Schoolhouses. She also has other programs, but I am just speaking about the programs she has done for me.
Sarah is an excellent speaker and extremely knowledgeable. I’ve been having her present programs at the North Liberty Comm. Library for years, and I learn something every time she presents. Sarah is engaging and lots of fun and her programs attract attendees from children through senior citizens. I really can’t recommend her enough!
Here is her website: http://www.trundlebedtales.com
~Elaine Hayes, MA, MLIS
Adult Services Librarian
North Liberty Community Library
North Liberty, Iowa
“William Anderson is a noted Wilder expert; but Iowa has its own expert in Sarah S. Uthoff who frequently writes about Wilder on her Trundlebed Tales site.”
In addition to Sarah’s active online presence, Sarah has a full repertoire of speaking programs that she is able to give to audiences of all age groups. Sarah Uthoff is one of the finest contemporary experts on the life and times of Laura Ingalls Wilder actively writing and presenting today. She has a portfolio of possible programs that she is able to draw from – giving groups and organizations just the focus needed. Her programs extend from general background information to, my favorite, an “interactive visit with Laura using some of Laura’s own words.” Laura often comes dressed in the era about which she is speaking. Those in the audience might even think she has gone beyond channeling Laura’s words and has actually become Laura. Sarah is a most interesting speaker and brings much to those who have an interest in learning more about the prairie life in the late 1800s. Her programs are of interest to adults and fascinating to younger readers. If you have a chance to hear her speak or to invite her to your conference/library—don’t miss the opportunity.
Director of McBookwords
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“I’ve only had good comments about your program. Several people who didn’t make it asked if we could do it again so they could come. I said perhaps sometime down the road. I’ve had a packed house for kids’ programs, but not that many adults before. I hope your drive home was pleasant and you made it home in time to get the chores done.”
Corning Public Library
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.