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Updated: 06/22/2013 08:00:01AM

Go off to the see the Wizard

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PHOTO BY CHRISTINE ROSLOW

Blake Gunter from Bartow smiles at the evening bat Francine Prager holds Wednesday at the Bartow Public Library as his friend Rylee Richardson, 9, from Fort Meade also takes a look at the baby.

PHOTO BY CHRISTINE ROSLOW

Gregory Mizelle had a smile either for the camera or because he was enjoying the bat show at the Bartow Public Library Wednesday. He visited with his grandmother, Glenda Mizelle. Francine Prager with the Florida Bat Conservancy showed a roomful of people an evening bat and explained what this and other Florida native bats' habits are.

PHOTO BY CHRISTINE ROSLOW

Aubrey Godshall, 5, of Lakeland (wearing yellow) said the evening bat reminded her of her pet guinea pig while Baylee Richardson, 7, said he thought the bats were cute. Showing the bat at the Bartow Public Library Wednesday was FrancinePrager, from the Florida Bat Conservancy.

PHOTO BY ASHLEY ELLIOTT

An eagle bat. They're small and cute and this one's eating a worm.

Ashley Elliott

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Journey with us to the land of
Oz today and watch “Oz: The Great and Powerful” with us at 2:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG and runs
130 minutes.

Join us this summer for eight weeks of fun. Three to 5-year-olds meet on Tuesdays in June at 10 a.m. and feature stories, finger plays, music and films. Six to 8-year-olds meet on Tuesdays in June at 3 p.m. and feature stories, music, games, crafts and films. Eighteen-month-olds to 2-year-olds meet Thursdays in June at 10 a.m. and feature nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and bubbles.

Saturday, June 29, (that’s next Saturday at 10:30 a.m.) will be another one of our fabulous Super Summer Shows. This week is Kids Dig It! Fossils! Learn about Florida geology and ancient animals and dig for Florida fossils. This program is presented by the Florida Industrial & Phosphate Research Institute. The Bartow Public Library’s Super Summer Shows are designed for school-aged children 6 years and older. Children younger than 6 are welcome to attend as long as they sit with an adult and sit quietly and still. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open
15 minutes prior to the performance. Additional parking is available in the Bartow Civic Center lot across the street from the library.

The mother/daughter book discussion will take place Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. This month’s book selection was Meet Addy: An American Girl.

Attention home schooling parents and tutors. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be having a special table of books for kids starting next week. Items will sell quickly, so be sure to get in on it early in the week.


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