04 24, 2019

The Life & Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By |2019-04-24T06:00:49-04:00April 24, 2019|

Even if you watched Little House on the Prairie or read the books that inspired the show, how well do you know their author, Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Because her life is – well, wilder – than anything in her phenomenal fiction.

Travel back to the Pioneer Years with your tour guide, MPL Reference Librarian Meredith Tomeo. Learn:

  • which stories from Wilder’s life didn’t make it into her books
  • all about Rose Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s headstrong daughter who was instrumental in getting her mother published
  • how a Missouri library was duped out of the right to the Little House books.

By the way, several of Wilder’s books (including her letters and autobiography) are available in our collection. Feel free to read (or re-read) them, if you wish. It’s a fun way to visit Wilder’s world before the program.

03 29, 2019

Discover the prairie of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By |2019-03-29T06:00:41-04:00March 29, 2019|

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of the best known and bestselling authors of the 20th century, and her life is as fascinating as her stories.

Our librarian Meredith Tomeo will guide you through Wilder’s turbulent frontier life during a special program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Concord Township Community Center (7671 Auburn Road, Concord Township.)

Tomeo’s knowledge doesn’t just come from Wilder’s books. She has followed her path, visiting many of the places where Wilder lived and wrote about, including the proverbial Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, and the Shores of Silver Lake.

Tomeo’s talk is free to attend and open to all. The library only asks that you register beforehand. You can sign up by calling the community center at (440) 639-4650.

By the way, several of Wilder’s books (including her letters and autobiography) are available in our collection. Feel free to read (or re-read) them, if you wish. It’s a fun way to visit Wilder’s world before the program.

03 29, 2018

On the trail of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By |2018-03-29T06:00:15-04:00March 29, 2018|

“You get brave by being brave.”

Kelly Kathleen Ferguson learned a lot while following in the footsteps of her favorite author, Laura Ingalls WilderAnd not all of it had to do with prairie life.

Ferguson visited us earlier this month to discuss her memoir, My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself.

The funny and moving memoir tells Ferguson’s adventure of personal growth while tracing Laura’s path from Wisconsin to Minnesota, South Dakota to Missouri.

 

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