Iditarod School Talks

Noggin, Chloe, and I traveled to five states in 29 days, giving 25 presentations to thousands of students, library patrons, and mushing fans. We met so many wonderful people! Thank you to the schools and libraries for inviting us to your communities and to all of the enthusiastic dog lovers who attended our talks!

We’re home now, doing laundry, cleaning out our truck, and repacking for our Midwestern and East coast adventures. Interested in a SUMMER READING talk? We’re booking now for May, June, and July. For more information, email Karen at mymusher at gmail.com.

What a great time we had on our last Iditarod Public Library and School Talk Tour of 2019 and THE DECADE! Thank you to Grand County Public Library (Moab, Utah), Montrose Regional Library (Montrose, Colorado), Mesa County Libraries (two presentations at the Grand Junction, CO central branch and one at the Fruita branch), Bemis Public Library (Littleton, Colorado), Erie Middle School (Erie, Colorado), Erie Community Library, and Eaton Public Library (Eaton, Colorado).

TO CELEBRATE MY 20th YEAR OF IDITAROD DOG MUSHING TALKS, we’re planning a MEGA ROAD TRIP around the United States for 2020! There’s a good chance we’ll be IN YOUR AREA! For more information, email Karen at mymusher at gmail.com … or… mymusher at yahoo.com.

Thank you to all of the awesome LIBRARIANS and TEACHERS from our East coast trip! Noggin and I were honored to visit so many wonderful libraries and schools in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. WE LOVE LIBRARIES!

 

This upcoming May and June we’ll be visiting public libraries and schools in Missouri, Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Email us now at mymusher@gmail.com to set up a visit!

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…to a public library near you!

We’ve left the Atlantic and are back on solid ground in upstate New York. Come talk dogs with us at the following locations:

Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm—Skaneateles Library, Skaneateles, NY

Wednesday, April 17th at 6 pm—Elizabeth Strong Memorial Library, Turin, NY

Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm—William B. Ogden Free Library, Walton, NY

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Noggin and I really enjoyed our afternoon at the Nassau BOCES in Westbury, NY. Thanks to Donna Rosenblum for inviting us. Because of their expert technology staff and the videoconferencing studio, we were able to connect with classrooms all over the state of New York! Plus, we had an informal meet-and-greet in the conference room and had a nice turn-out. It was fun meeting everyone and talking trail… and Noggin was pleased to be able to wander the room on her own, flopping over on her side in front of those she knew were just dying to rub her belly.

Noggin was in no hurry to leave, but we had to head east to be in place for tomorrow’s talk at the Hampton Library at 1 pm. See you there!

After giving school talks all week in Connecticut, we’re back on Long Island and loving it! I had no idea the beaches here were so beautiful. Chloe, Noggin, and I had the entire place to ourselves this afternoon. We have school talks tomorrow, but if you’re in the area on Saturday at 1 pm come visit us at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, NY.

Chloe, the team navigator, is looking forward to our next stops…

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Saturday, March 30th at 1 pm—Swansea Free Public Library, Swansea, MA

Monday, April 1st at 6:30 pm—John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm—Melrose Public Library, Melrose, MA

Thursday, April 4th at 6 pm—Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, MA

Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm—West Hempstead Public Library, West Hempstead, NY

*Please check out library websites for seating availability

**We will also be giving school talks in CT and NY this coming week. Interested in a last minute school talk? Email me at mymusher@yahoo.com with IDITAROD in the subject line. I’ll get back with you ASAP!

Can’t get much friendlier than this!

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Noggin is resting up for her talk tonight at Goffstown Public Library in Goffstown, NH at 6 pm. And then tomorrow we’re at the Medway Public Library in Medway, MA at 7 pm. See you up the trail…

PS… bring a pillow for Noggin