Working Animals

Don’t forget our Working Animals after-school program on November 18 from 3:30-4:30pm. It will be held in the library. The guest speaker will be Anne Thibideau with her guide dogs in training. Both are named Flyer. Bernie will present a short slide presentation on Working Animals Around the World and Ardyce will offer an activity. This program is open to children and adults of all ages.

Rainforest Animals

Our after-school discovery program on November 4 will feature Rainforest Animals from 3:30-4:30p.m. There will be a short slideshow, museum search, book giveaway (Rainforest to color) and if time permits, a craft project. We begin promptly at 3:30pm, so don’t be late or you’ll miss the fun! Barnyard, the parrot will be attending, too.


Animal-related Careers

Don’t forget our after-school program this week on Wednesday, October 21 from 3:30-4:30pm. We will have guest speakers talking about working with animals. Beth Kashner is a farmer and educator. Jodi is a veterinarian technician and will be bringing a dog. I will also be bringing in Coco Chinchilla and talk about wildlife education. There will be a handout for each participant on animal-related careers. See you there!


Armored Animals

Don’t forget our after-school program on Armored Animals. How do animals defend or protect themselves? You will be amazed!

Wednesday, October 7 – 3:30-4:30pm.


The African Wild after-school

Come to our after-school program on The African Wild on Wednesday, September 23 from 3:30-4:30pm. There will be a discussion about the giraffe, elephant and cheetah with a leopard specimen and hopefully an elephant tusk for touching. A live hedgehog named Twitch will be visiting and we’ll tell you a thing or two about this amazing animal. Following the discussion we’ll create African Animals from toilet paper rolls. Participants will receive a color pre-printed template to cut and glue to their roll, and take a blank one home to color themselves to create another animal. This free program is open to all school-age children age 5 and older. For more information, contact Bernie at or 642-1515.

September’s First Friday

Roy Egg featured at the Pember. See page under Calendar.

Roy and Ostrich

After-School Discoveries Fall 2015

Our after-school programs will begin in late September from 3:30-4:30. Here is the list you have been waiting for:

9/23 – The African Wild – Discover Africa and meet a live Hedgehog named Twitch

10/7 – Armored Animals – How do animals protect themselves?

10/21 – Animal-related Careers – Discover careers where you work with animals with guest speaker(s)

11/4 – Rainforest Animals – Learn about some rainforest animals including an art activity

11/18 – Working Animals – How can animals help you? Meet a seeing-eye dog in training.

12/2 – All about Birds – From flightless birds to tiny birds

12/16 – Animal Olympians – Who are the champions of the animal world?

Upcoming Events


Dreadful Art First Friday – Friday, August 7 – 7-9pm

First Friday – September 4 – 7-9pm

Basket Raffle – tentatively scheduled for October 17 – 3-6ish.

See the Calendar section for further details!

Reptile Show!

Saturday, July 11th – 1:30-2:30pm.

Join us in the Pember Library for a presentation on Reptiles. John Dolyak who is a local reptile rehabilitator will inform you about some of his cold-blooded friends – snakes and lizards. Come listen, learn and touch. This free public program is open to all ages. (SEE PHOTOS UNDER PAST CALENDAR EVENTS)


How does it taste?

The Edible Science after-school program yesterday (May 20) was a big success with its participants. I know, it was one of my favorite classes. We had 21 items to observe, smell, taste and identify. The children knew many of them before even smelling or tasting. They were mashed, chopped, sliced or whole. I would have to say, the best moment was when they popped a tiny slice of green vegetable into their mouths and realized that it was HOT! There were red faces which required a rescue of water. You would think that the smell would have given them a clue to the taste, but that was not the case. They were good sports about it and demanded something sweet to follow. See, looks can be deceiving. What a fun program! The very last item was buttered popcorn = corn = vegetable. Yum!!


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