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NY: Scarsdale Library Hosts Wildlife Animal Week For Children

by Alesha Hanson

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Scarsdale Library is presenting children’s programs for its Wildlife Animal Week and continuing programs for families.

Here is a rundown of events:

The Delaware Valley Raptor Center will bring its heralded program “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey” to the Scarsdale Library on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

The program features live raptors including a golden eagle, a peregrine falcon and a saw-whet owl in a presentation that instills a greater understanding and appreciation of the birds and their impact on wildlife ecology.

The Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem will bring Atka, a beautiful white wolf, in a program for grades kndergarten and older, on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Representatives from the center will explain the wolves’ relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. Tickets are required for this program and can be obtained at the library’s Children’s Room.

Additional events for the week include:

Toddler Drive-in rolls into the library on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and their caregivers can craft a car and watch a short film.

Chi-Chi Bestmann and her Petite Concerts (formerly called Musical Playdate) return on Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. with her program for pre-school children featuring her playing the viola and violin.

Weekly programs continue including Drop-in-Crafts for ages 3 to 7, on Thursday, July 24, at 4 p.m. Each session has a theme, such as creating animals, using paper, paint, and markers. On Friday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m., it’s Baby Free Play for Pre-Walkers. Babies and caregivers can relax by the “pool” and listen to stories and music while enjoying unstructured play using scarves, beach balls and blocks.