2017-04-13 / Upcoming Events

Starfish, snakes and spider crab to visit library

The library is offering a slate of hands-on presentations for children featuring a variety of animals to coincide with their spring break from school. All the free programs begin at 2 p.m.

The chockfull week starts with a visit Monday from the Biomes Marine Biology Center. The North Kingstown aquarium focuses on the marine animals of Narragansett Bay.

Experts will present facts about the animals’ habitat, ecology and behavior, and students will have the opportunity to get up close and personal. Among the species showcased in the past include the sea star, brittle starfish, spider crab, horseshoe crab and pufferfish.

Register online at the library’s website or call Lisa Sheley at 423-7280.

The following day, Casey Farm will present Project Chick for children ages 3-13. Following an hour-long presentation on the life cycle from egg to chicken, children will have the opportunity to touch a live Dominique chicken, a Colonial bird considered the oldest breed in the United States.

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island visits Thursday with a presentation on owls living in the Ocean State. There will be a live raptor during this presentation. Registration is required.

Spring break culminates Friday with Dave Marchetti hosting his Animal Experiences program. The visit will include turtles, snakes, lizards and small mammals. A live alligator also will be on display. Marchetti combines facts about the reptiles with the thrill of handling them.

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