- Wisconsin Humanities Council Speakers Bureau
- Wisconsin Historical Society as well as your local historical society or genealogy groups
- University of Wisconsin, Continuing Studies Department
- University of Wisconsin Press Authors Available as Speakers
- Author and publisher websites - it never hurts to ask and many authors may be available for phone interviews or meetings with your book group
The SCLS Professional Collection has a number of books on programming - check LINKcat for titles.
- Cultural Programming for Libraries: Linking Libraries, Communities & Culture by Deborah A. Robertson, 2005
- Intergenerational Programming: a How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians by Rhea Joyce Rubin, 1993
- 5-Star Programming and Services for your 55+ Library Customers by Barbara T. Mates, 2003
- The Author Event Primer: How to Plan, Execute and Enjoy Author Events by Chapple Langemack. 2007
- The Care and Feeding of Guest Presenters by Kathleen Kelly MacMillan. Public Libraries, Sep/Oct 2006, p.45-47
- Read your paper for interesting programs being offered other places, information about local authors and artists, garden club tours, etc.
- Check with your Friends group - chances are they know someone who would be a great speaker or presenter
- Check with any publishing houses in the area and see if any of their authors are available as speakers