animals

Marsha's Petting Zoo

Meet all of the animals in Marsha’s Petting Zoo including donkeys, deer, ducks and more right here at the library! (If you would like to feed the animals, please bring a quarter or two!)

Date: Tuesday, June 6

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Where: By the Reading Garden

 

All are welcome!

Parking is limited.

Polliwog Club by the Harris County Precinct 1 Naturalists December 19th through the 22nd @ 1-2 PM [3+]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for something educational for your kids to do during the Christmas break? The Naturalists from Harris County’s Precinct 1 will be coming to the Parker Williams Branch Library Community Room to teach children about different animal habitat on each day.

The Polliwog Club program includes songs, stories, crafts and LIVE animals! The program is geared toward children ages 3 to 5. Parental attendance is required during the hour long, four-day program.

War Dogs

Military animals have been used in various wars and conquests throughout time. Alexander the Great made use of elephants. War pigeons were popular in WWII to ferry messages across enemy lines. And, of course, horses have been used in both ancient and modern warfare.

Dogs have also seen their share of war combat over time. Ancient Greek writings tell of their presence in various conflicts. Many countries still use canines today in both combat and peacetime missions.

Read about a few modern military dogs and their handlers in these gripping accounts:

War Animals

Many film studios reserve some of their biggest releases for the last two weeks of the year. One of the movies premiering on Christmas day is called War Horse and is based on a historical fiction book of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo. The film is set during World War I but it is not a war movie, according to director Steven Spielberg.

That's Disgusting!

Why Dogs Eat PoopKids love books about poop, boogers, and slime.  Why shouldn't adults?  Francesca Gould and David Haviland bring this engrossing genre to adults with their latest book Why Dogs Eat Poop & Other Useless or Gross Information about the Animal Kingdom.  Don't think this is relevant for adults today?  Take a look at the section entitled "Are Cows' Farts a Major Cause of Climate Change?".

The Stork is Coming!

eagle ckickSquee!!!  Adorably cute baby eagles coming soon.  Check out the Nest Cams live feed of soon to be hatched baby eagles.  The eggs were laid on February 23 and are due to hatch on April 1.  Mama eagle, or at least I assume it's mama, is currently catching some shut-eye to prepare for the big day.

What do you get an expectant mama eagle?  Do they make onesies for eaglets?  Is there a worm gift backet?

Unforgettable Animals

 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

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