Following raptor program, KCL offers host of activities in July

By: 
Lauren Clark, Contributing Writer

Photo by Lauren Clark

Jennifer Schroeder, a falconer with Hawk Hill Raptors, introduces “Tulip,” an American Kestrel, to the Kalkaska County Library audience on Wednesday, June 26 during the second event of the library's summer reading program. Kestrels are among the smallest of the Raptor family and prefer living near farm fields.

 

KALKASKA – The Kalkaska County Library recently hosted Hawk Hill Raptors for the second installment of its summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” on Wednesday, June 26.

Due to the high interest in the feathery fun, KCL offered two chances to meet falconer Jenny Schroeder with her raptors, including an American Kestrel, a Red Tailed Hawk, and a Eurasian Eagle Owl.

Guests got up close to the birds of prey and learned about their unique features, behaviors, habitats, and the importance of conservation. Attendees were also treated to lunch courtesy of the Kalkaska Public School district’s participation in the Meet Up & Eat Up program.

The next installment of the summer reading series will bring a Stevens Puppets performance of “Goldilocks & the Three Bears.” The live show will be held at the Kalkaska High School cafeteria Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. Guests are invited to stay after the performance to have lunch and hang out with friends.

Meet Up & Eat Up lunches are free for all children. Adults are asked to make a $2 donation for their meal.

The summer reading program wraps up on July 31 at 11 a.m. with “Baffling Bill the Magician,” also held in the Kalkaska High School Cafeteria at 109 North Birch St. Lunch will be provided for children at this event thanks to KPS.

Visit the downtown Kalkaska County Library in July for more opportunities for summer fun.

The MSU Extension is sponsoring a double-header at noon on Wednesday, July 10, which will include a spray paint art project for those ages 8 to 18, along with a nutrition program for adults.

The library will also be hosting an exciting and mysterious teen/adult “Escape Room Challenge” on Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Both events require registration to participate. To do so or for more information, call the library at 231-258-9411.

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