Presented by Mark H.X. Glenshaw
Mark is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri since December 2005. Mark has learned many of the owls’ hunting perches and observed and documented many predatory attempts as well as seen the owls feed themselves and their many owlets. His talk, “Forest Park Owls: Hunting and Feeding“, will cover these hunting and feeding behaviors with photos and videos to illustrate them.
Have you ever wanted to view the night sky through a telescope? And even better, learn to operate the telescope yourself? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity for a FREE training and telescope viewing session provided by amateur astronomers from the Riverbend Astronomy Club.
The evening program will begin inside with hands on training focused on teaching you and your family how to operate and use the library telescopes now available in your public library. Guests will learn how to unpack the telescope, get the telescope ready for operation, find objects in the night sky and about telescope safety issues. Using the telescope is surprisingly easy and fun for the whole family.
Weather permitting, the class will adjourn outside and apply what they have learned to find objects in the night sky. Don’t plan to go home early because you will not want to leave once you get started.
Looking for a fun and relaxing way to get your kids to read? Bring them to the Library to read to a dog. No judgement, no pressure, and plenty of tail wags and belly rubs. Join canine therapy dog teams on the second Monday of each month and be a STAR with Dogs. No registration, drop in and SIT, STAY, and READ!
Just in time for Halloween, our friends from EHS Drama will be sharing a Harry Potter themed skits and training camp for wizards. Crafts, games and refreshments suitable for all ages will be provided. Register and provide your email so we can send you a message from Hogwarts’s Illinois branch, via electronic owl.
Welcome the winter holiday season with a gingerbread decorating session at Glen Carbon Library. All materials will be furnished. A $3 fee, per house, will be donated to a local animal rescue group. Gingerbread houses will be assembled so all you will need is your imagination to decorate them.