Iditarod musher to bring dog, experience to library

Mar 8, 2023

MIDDLEBORO — A series of special events is scheduled at Middleboro Public Library, 102 North Main St.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to ride the runners behind a team of dogs, steering a loaded sled through mountainous terrain, crossing the vast Alaskan tundra, hugging the shoreline of the Great Bering Sea? What does it take to care for a team of Alaskan huskies? Could my dog be a sled dog, too?

Musher Karen Land will answer these questions among others when she and Noggin, the Alaskan husky, visit the library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. Land is a writer, public speaker, and three-time participant in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as well as many other sprint and endurance races in Alaska, Canada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Maine. 

Since 2000, Land has traveled to nearly every state with her Iditarod dog sled, mushing gear, Arctic clothing, and beloved dogs, giving more than 1,000 school and public library presentations.

The program is supported by the Friends of the Middleboro Public Library.

Cook up some history at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 as Saria Sweeney from Old Colony History Museum demonstrates how to make Johnny Cakes, an all-corn pancake, two ways from historic recipes. Then those attending can enjoy these treats with a touch of nostalgia and a dash of history to tie it all together.

This program is for adults ages 18 and up.

Registration is required, as space is limited, so email Reference/Adult Services Librarian Libby Fox or call the Library at 508-946-2470.

Ms. Amanda will present Little Explorers: Spring Things at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23. Stories and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities will be featured. This is best for ages 3 to 6 and their families.

Space is limited so register by calling the library at 508-946-2470. The program is supported by the Friends of the Middleboro Public Library.