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2019 Summer Reading Program is about to begin!  Join us for "A Universe of Stories"!

Registration for this year's Summer Reading Program will begin on Thursday, May 30/  Registration may be done at any time until the program ends on Friday, August 9.  There is no charge for participating.  Check out the exciting things we will be doing for "A Universe of Stories" by clicking here.

Adult Programs


"In the Kitchen With Laura"--Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm at Quilted Treasures and Retreats

     The program will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at Quilted Treasures and Retreats (across from the Eddyville Raceway).  Speaker will be Sarah Uthoff.  

     In the Kitchen With Laura mixes stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands-on cooking. It’s the 1930s and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden. Catch up with the story of her life while we learn what’s cooking.

     Sarah Uthoff received both her history education BA and her Masters of Library Science from the University of Iowa. Currently she serves as director of the Oxford Public Library in Oxford, Iowa, and as a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. An active Laura Ingalls Wilder researcher, Sarah is a regularly-featured speaker at the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered Day at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch. She has spoken at five of the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites located in Pepin, WI; Independence, KS; Walnut Grove, MN; Burr Oak, IA and De Smet, SD. Sarah’s consulting work has included designing the Laura Ingalls Wilder Girl Scout Patch Day at Usher’s Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids and a training session for the staff at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Burr Oak, Iowa. Her unique programs can be customized for the type of group (adults, children, mixed), and the type of presentation desired. Sarah can present as a modern day researcher or costumed as either a young or older Laura. Find Sarah all around the web at

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