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Summer reading program celebrates animal life

The 2021 Summer Learning Program at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will celebrate all things related to books and animals this season, with a fish-centric event slated for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17. 

Shelby Cook from Swain Soil & Water Conservation District will present “Fashion a Fish,” discussing how different adaptations help fish to survive in different habitats. Using features like coloration and body shape, attendees will get to design their own special fish, complete with real-life adaptations for survival in the environment.

The program is open to all ages but limited to 25 people, so arrive early. The next program in the lineup is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 24, a virtual in-house program viewing Red Yarn’s Backyard, in which family performer Red Yarn and his colorful crew of critters create an inclusive space through high-energy folk-rock songs and tender, funny puppet skits. 

The free “Tails and Tales” Summer Learning Program is free, open to ages 0-17 and runs through the first week of August. Register at the library or online at www.mariannablacklibrary.readsquared.com. 828.488.3030.

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