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Special End-of-Summer Events at the Steuben Library

Posted Aug. 21, 2012, at 3:16 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Henry D. Moore Library, 22 Village Road, Steuben, ME

For more information: Jeanne Benedict; 546-7301; moorelibrary.org

A representative from Birdsacre will be at the Henry D. Moore Library in Steuben on August 31st at 12:30pm to talk about owls. He will be bringing 3 owls: a Great Horned, a Barred, and a Saw-Whet Owl, along with various props and specimens, for a lively discussion followed with question and answers about Birdsacre and these injured and non-releasable, mysterious creatures.

Birdsacre is a non-profit public facility that is a memorial to Cordelia J. Stanwood, Maine’s pioneering ornithologist photographer, whose 19th century home and trails are open to the public 7 days a week from mid May through mid October. The property also houses enclosures for the non-releasable, injured birds that cannot be returned to the wild. A Nature Center gift shop, ponds, and picnic tables also abound on the property.

Following the talk, there will be an ice cream party and the prizes from the Summer Reading Program will be awarded. Then from 1:45-3:45pm, Bess the Book Bus will be here to hand out free books to area children. Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy outreach dedicated to building home libraries for children and families that otherwise may not have the opportunity to own books.

These events are sponsored in part by a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Trust and are free and open to everyone. For more information, please contact the library at 546-7301 or visit our website at www.moorelibrary.org.

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