The public is invited to a close encounter with snakes, lizards and other slithering reptiles at branches of the Mid-Columbia Libraries this week as part of the summer reading program.
Scott Peterson, also known as Reptile Man, will bring some of his cold-blooded friends to the Kennewick Library, 1620 S. Union St., at 10 a.m. today.
Additional library programs today are at 1 p.m. at the Keewaydin branch, 405 S. Dayton St.; 3 p.m. at the Pasco branch, 1320 W. Hopkins St.; and 5 p.m. at the West Richland branch, 3803 W. Van Giesen St., West Richland.
Children are welcome to have a hands-on experience with the creatures to learn the importance of all animals in the balance of nature.
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Similar visits are scheduled for Wednesday: 10 a.m. at Basin City Library, 50-A N. Canal Blvd., Basin City; 12:30 p.m. at Othello Library, 101 E. Main; 1:30 p.m. at Merrill's Corner Library, 5240 Eltopia West, Eltopia; 4:30 p.m. Connell Library, 118 N. Columbia; 6:30 p.m. at Kahlotus Library, 225 E. Weston.
Additional visits are planned for Thursday: 10 a.m. at Kennewick Library, 1620 S. Union St.; noon at Benton City Library, 810 Horne Drive and 2 p.m. at Prosser Library, 902 Seventh St.