KENNEWICK -- Birds of prey are descending on Mid-Columbia Libraries this month.
Members of the Washington State Raptor Club will bring falcons, hawks, owls and golden eagles to the libraries starting today.
The birds will be at the Kennewick branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries, 1620 S. Union St. at 11 a.m. and at the Keewaydin branch, 405 S. Dayton St., in Kennewick at 1:30 p.m.
Children and adults will be able to see the live birds in action and learn how the flying predators live in the wild.
The presentations, which are free and open to the public, are part of the Mid-Columbia Libraries' annual summer reading program.
Programs on Thursday will be at 11:30 a.m. at the West Richland branch, 3803 W. Van Giesen St., and at 2 p.m. at the Pasco branch, 1329 W. Hopkins St.
The birds and their handlers will continue visiting library branches during the month.
-- Monday -- 11:30 a.m. at the Othello branch, 101 E. Main St., in Othello and 2 p.m. at the Kahlotus branch, 225 E. Weston St., Kahlotus.
-- July 14 -- 11:30 a.m. at the Basin City branch, 50-A Canal Blvd., in Basin City and 2 p.m. at Merrill's Corner Library, 5240 Eltopia West inEltopia.
-- July 20 -- 1 p.m. at the Prosser branch, 902 Seventh St., in Prosser and 3 :30 p.m. at the Benton City branch, 810 Horne Drive, in Benton City.