- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
This one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce you to the fascinating world of reptiles.
Come enjoy the opportunity to hold and interact with their docile animals.
This program is made possible through the generous contributions of the Friends of the Almaden Branch Library.
This one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce you and your family to the fascinating world of reptiles. You’ll also have the opportunity to hold and interact with these docile animals! This fun program is made possible through the generous contributions of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Would you like to learn more about reptiles? Here are two suggestions:
Slither and Crawl: Eye to Eye with Reptiles written and illustrated by Jim Arnosky is a nice introduction to a variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles and alligators. Fold-out pages show beautiful illustrations of life-size reptiles.
Do You Know About Reptiles? by Buffy Silverman contains colorful photographs of a variety of reptiles. There is a glossary in the back as well as suggestions for further reading.
If you want to learn about snakes you can always borrow a book from any San Jose Public Library. But if you want to get up close and personal with the real things then the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is the place to be on Saturday, July 9 at 2:00PM in Room 225/229 on the second floor. Mr Brian Bunday and his For Goodness Snakes will be here with his friendly docile animals. You can look at them, touch them and even pick one up! The goal of For Goodness Snakes is "to not only educate children and adults about the fascinating world of reptiles, but to help diminish any fear and misconceptions about our cold blooded friends, while having fun at the same time." So come join us and learn about these fascinating animals. You will have a great time!
Join us on Saturday, May 14 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Vineland Branch Library for the Traveling Reptile Program. The staff of the East Bay Vivarium, a unique reptile store in Berkeley, will bring 20-30 reptiles and other CREEPIES, CRAWLIES and CRITTERS. You will get to see a tarantula, a giant tortoise, a giant boa, plus frogs, lizards and snakes. In addition to seeing some really cool animals, you'll also learn about natural history, animal husbandry and safety. Bring the family and have a fun afternoon!