Something must be in the water, because we’re ready to celebrate Shark Week at the library.
Polymath Kevin Magee will be talking sharks at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at our Main Branch.
Magee will discuss:
- sharks from a diver’s perspective and contrast it with how pop culture often portrays them.
- sharks’ natural history, biology, and finely honed senses.
- what the future may hold for this ancient and fascinating animal.
Magee’s talk is free and open to all. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.
We’re also hosting a special shark-themed story time at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at our newest branch — The HUB inside of Mentor High School. There will be jawsome stories and crafts for kids. No registration necessary.
By the way, if you love sharks or want to know more about them, we have hundreds of books and documentaries that you can borrow from our collection. We also have documentaries that you can stream right now using your library card, Hoopla and Kanopy.
Sink your teeth into:
- Saving the Ocean: This 10-episode series from PBS shows what unsung heroes (local communities, conservationists, and scientists) are doing to address problems like overfishing, pollution, and coral bleaching.
- Bushwhacked: A fun way to teach kids about weird and wonderful wildlife. This Australian show has episodes highlighting Great White, Grey Nurse and Whale Sharks.
- Operation Maneater: Learn about the Great White Shark with veterinarian Mark Evans.
- Sharks: Stewards of the Reef: Learn why the population of Pacific reef sharks is plummeting.
- Great White Lies: Learn about the history of shark culling and its effects.
- Tiger Shark: Predator Revealed: Get an intimate glimpse at this fascinating and fierce predator.
- Sharknado: Sure, why not?