July 2017 Presentations

In the Kitchen with Laur 1930s

A last minute cancellation means that I only have one program scheduled for this month. Things are busy with events though that blocks out several weekends as possible for programs.

That’s it for this month so far, but it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group.   Learn more here:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/booking-a-program
Find descriptions of the various programs available:
https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/program-descriptions

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her onFacebookTwitter,  Google+ LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Booking a Program with Humanities Iowa Funding

You don’t have to have me come through a Humanities Iowa grant, but it is such a good deal that I strongly recommend it for programs that qualify. I am also available to speak out of state.
Presenting at Ottumwa
Presenting at Ottumwa

The booking process:

1.       Decide roughly what you want me to do. Do you have a program in mind? Read all about my possible programs.  Are you thinking about extras like handouts or crafts? How long do you want me to be there outside of the program (for example if it’s an event do you want me to circulate awhile before the presentation and drum up interest?)? Also, do you want me for one program or more?

2.       Contact me and set up a date. We both have to agree on a date and time that works for both of us.

3.       Price depends on exactly where you want me to go and what you want me to do. Please contact me so we can discuss the details. Normally I charge $200 a program with 50 cents a mile mileage, but exact charges can depend on the answers to number 1 above. You can talk with me for suggestions for funding.

Old Laura Cottonwood Tree
Uthoff dressed as 1930s by Cottonwood Tree at Memorial Site in De Smet SD

Qualifying for a Humanities Iowa Grant

As a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, I am pre-approved for their community group grants. Find a list of requirements at the link above, but basically you need to be located in Iowa and have a program aimed at either adults or families, children only groups are not approved, but I’ve had approvals for groups that met within a school or had school groups come too as long as you also reach out to the public to come to the event. Be sure to specify how you will do that on the grant application.
Please note that you do NOT have to fill out the full grant application that is located under the Grants tab on their homepage.
If your group’s event is approved, you pay $50 and Humanities Iowa will cover most other expenses. (Extra costs might apply when an overnight stay is necessary, for supplies if you choose to add an optional craft, etc.)   For more information check their webpage.

Or contact them at:

Storytelling
Storytelling


Humanities Iowa
100 LIB RM 4039
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Ready for publicity?

4.       For the time being you can contact me for photos and information. I’m working on setting up a Press Page that will have such things available for download watch for it before this summer.

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+,  LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.


 


August 2015 Presentations

In the KitchenWhile July is heavy for Laura Ingalls Wilder events, it tends to be quieter from programs (unless you are speaking at the events).  August also has a good chunk of events. I just have one program scheduled so far.

  • Mahaska County Historical Society – In the Kitchen With Laura – August 17, 2015 6:30 pm

But even if there isn’t a program scheduled near you, it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group. I’m really excited about my “In the Kitchen With Laura” program for this summer. If you are looking for a program, check them out.  Learn more here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/programs.html

And check out my brochure:
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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving 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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

April 2015 Presentations

Sarah on library staircaseApril is always a busy month for Laura Ingalls Wilder programs. Attend one near you.

  • Vinton Public Library – Vinton, Iowa – General Laura Program – Thurs., April 9, 2015 6:30 pm
    http://www.vintoniowa.org/articles/Events+and+Activities/article1014536.html
  • Marengo Public Library – Marengo, Iowa – General Laura Program – April 11, 2015 1:00 pm
  • Sibley Public Library – Sibley, Iowa – General Laura Program – Mon., April 13, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Corwith Public Library – Corwith, Iowa – General Laura Program – April 14, 2015 7:00 pm
  • One-Room School Program for classes Monday, April 20 – Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and April 27, 2015. (Not open to the public)

That’s it for this month so far, but it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group.   Learn more here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/programs.html

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

 

March 2015 Presentations

 

Sarah on Marion's Porch
Sarah on Marion’s Porch

The Laura Ingalls Wilder season has started. I’ve got a couple of programs scheduled for March. I hope to see you there and remember it’s your first chance to get this year’s trading cards.

 

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  FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently 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.

June 2014 Presentations

June is going to be a busy month this year. Lots of stuff is going on, including another chance to see In the Kitchen With Laura and I hope that I’ll see you at at least one event.

Ushers Ferry One-Room School Pre-Flood
Ushers Ferry One-Room School Pre-Flood
  • One-Room School Program for classes June 2-3, 2014 (Not open to the public)
  • Lone Tree Community Library – Lone Tree, Iowa – Storytelling – Tues., June 10, 2014 10:00 am
  • Country School Association of America – St. Joseph, Missouri – June 15-18, 2014
    http://www.countryschoolassociation.org/CSAA%202014%20Conf%20Flyer.pdf
  • Newton Public Library – Newton, Iowa – In the Kitchen With Laura – Tues., June 24, 2014 6:30 pm – CHANGED DATE

But even if there isn’t a program scheduled near you, it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group. I’m really excited about my “In the Kitchen With Laura” program for this summer. If you are looking for a program, check them out.  Learn more here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/programs.html

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+, 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.

September 2013 Presentations

September tends to be a busy month as well. I’m especially excited this time about the brand new program I’m going to be debuting at Pepin which will combine information about Laura’s life with some hands on audience volunteer participation in historic cooking.

Peeling Apples
Peeling Apples
  • Laura Days, Pepin, Wisconsin – In the Kitchen With Laura – September 14 & 15, 2013
    http://lauradays.org
  • 2 Sessions at The Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) conference (you must be registered for the conference to attend) – Between September 25-28, 2013
    Genealogy Basics for the Non-Genealogist Librarian
    http://arsl.info/registration

But it’s not too late. If you’d like me to come present near you make sure to tell your local library, museum or civic group. I’m really excited about my Thanksgiving programs. If you are looking for a Thanksgiving program, check them out.  Learn more here:
http://www.trundlebedtales.com/programs.html