The Town-Wide Read is back. This year the book is Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin. North Attleboro loves its animals as we can tell from the popular Strut Your Pet events. We also have been inundated with wildlife throughout the years — remember the bear that came through the area?
Some copies of the book will be available at the library starting in February for check-out, but they can also be ordered through the SAILS system.
For a complete list of the programs we’ve planned check out our website, http://www.rmlonline.org/town-wide-read-animals-make-us-human-temple-grandin
We would like reservations for programs so we can put out enough chairs, but you can drop in.
Here are the highlights:
- Book Discussions for adults and children (who will read The One and Only by Katherine Applegate.)
- Caleigh Brown talks about her training to be part of a Therapy Dog team with her dog, March 9, at 4 pm. For children and young adults.
- Movie showing of Temple Grandin movie on March 9, at 6 pm
- Kristina O’Keefe of the NA Animal Shelter will give a talk “All about Pet Adoptions” on March 11, at 11 am.
- Rob Adamski of the NE Wildlife Center will talk about NE Wildlife on March 15, at 7 pm
- Leah Snow will demonstrate Clicker Training on March 18, at 11 am
- Cathy Symons will discuss Visually Impaired Dogs on March 20, at 7 pm.
Don’t expect to know how animals make us human by the time you finish Temple Grandin’s book. More to the point of her work is that humans are animals with many of the same needs. Our whole world would be better if we helped our animals live better and our fellow humans.