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Things are Getting Wild!

Join the Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island, NC, and Harper and Barbee libraries for their series of exciting wildlife programs featuring live animals! While we cannot gather together in person, this year's programs will be offered through Zoom by Joy Marzolf, a naturalist and educator with over 20 years of experience. Ms. Marzolf's passion is educating the public about wildlife, especially those animals that are not "cute and furry".

To register for any of the sessions, please call the Harper Library at (910) 457-6237 or Barbee Library at (910) 278-4283.

Program Sessions (Tuesdays, 11-11:30am)

  • Not Really So Scary Animals: June 16. Many seemingly "scary" animals like sharks, snakes and spiders have really important jobs in nature. Learn more about these animals and how some of them even help people.
  • Wild About Reptiles: June 23. Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? What is the difference between a lizard, snake and alligator? Learn more about these scaly friends and meet a few reptiles in the process.
  • Terrific Turtles Tuesday: June 30. What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? How big can sea turtles get? Are all turtle shells the same? Find out more about our shelled friends and meet a few real turtles!
  • Leaping Lizards: July 7. From a tiny anole and a huge Komodo dragon to the venomous Gila monster, lizards look very different. But, how are they similar? How do their differences actually help them survive around the world? 
  • Creepy Crawlies: July 14. How do you hiss without using your mouth? How do you breathe without lungs or gills? This program features some of the strange and creepy critters from our wild and wacky world of animals.
  • Sensational Snakes: July 21. Some people fear snakes, they look different and move differently than other animals. Learn how snakes act as important predators and help people in many ways which we may not even realize. Find out what you should do if you see a snake and meet some very special guests.