Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? These prehistoric creatures are an endless source of fascination for most children, as well as many adults. If you are one of these people, you won’t want to miss the family program being presented at the State Theater on Thursday, August 17th. Entitled “Dinosaur Dig”, it is the brainchild of field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka. The program begins with Mike’s interactive fossil talk, explaining where and how they find fossils. He will also show some of the amazing discoveries they have made from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age.
Following the talk, kids age 5 and older will become junior paleontologists and go on their own dig to build a triceratops. Roberta will identify bones the diggers discover in the digging pits and help them place the fossils on a triceratops cutout. Voila! The workshop participants will be building their own dinosaurs!
The Strakas are also bringing along some of their rare and unusual fossils for display. All members of the audience, regardless of age, can enjoy looking at the fossil museum after the show. ** Please note that the dig workshop can only accommodate 50 participants. Get to the theater early if you want to be part of the dig. The first fifty to arrive and sign up will get to build a dinosaur.
This program promises to be both informative and lots of fun. It is also the grand finale of the library’s summer reading program. Recognition will be given before the performance to all who completed the Summer Reading Challenge. This program was made possible by a grant from the BOOKS program and Senator Fred Akshar.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. Come one and all for a roaring good time! (Did we mention that it’s free?) If you have any questions, please call the library at 467-2577.