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It’s All About Sharks!

This year’s Livingston Reads book pick is the 1974 classic thriller Jaws. We have created some fun and educational programs for families to enjoy!

Shark Jewelry! – Ages 9 & Up Mother-Daughter / Father-Son /Family Craft

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 to 8:00pm, Pre-registration is required, Space is limited.

Tonight as part of our 2017 Livingston Reads program series, we’ll be creating shark teeth jewelry, perfect for both men and women, boys and girls, ages 9 and older. Limit of 20 participants. Register online beginning Wednesday, March 29 or by calling 810-229-6571 x227.

Sharks, the Ocean & You – Thursday, April 13th, 6:30-8:00, Free, all ages, Pre-registration required.

Kim Parker from Aquatic Adventures will share her experiences with these incredible creatures of the deep. Despite their terrifying reputation, sharks play an important part in their ocean environment. Come learn about the ocean, sharks and how scuba diving can give you a chance to share their world. Register online beginning Thursday, March 30th or by calling 810-229-6571 x227.

Aquariums 101 – Wednesday, April 19, 6:30-8:00pm, Free, All Ages, Pre-registration is required.

The library fish tank is so popular that perhaps you’ve thought about fish as pets. Come explore the world of keeping fish as Barby Newton of Fish Doctors will explain everything you need to know. Explore different kinds of fish (even little sharks for your tank), freshwater vs saltwater, how to start and maintain an aquarium and even find out if fish can walk! Register online beginning Wednesday, April 5th or by calling 810-229-6571 x227.

DINO-SHARKS! Presented by The University of Michigan Natural History Museum – Family Program

Saturday, April 29th, 1:00-3:00, Space is limited. Tickets available at 12:30pm.

Explore the world of prehistoric sharks, find out why sharks are called the ‘garbage can of the sea’,  touch jaws from different sharks, huge fossilized teeth and take a smaller shark tooth home with you! You may even see and touch a dissection of a shark specimen! Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Register online beginning Saturday, April 15th or by calling 810-229-6571 x227.


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