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Fabulous Friday: Sharks!

Fabulous Friday: Sharks!

The CRRL is celebrating these “fin-tastic fish” at Fabulous Friday STEM classes in July for grades K-6. You will find out how sharks help maintain healthy oceans, range in size and shape, are threatened with extinction, and more. This is one of many activities that will help you complete the Shark Week mission and earn a badge and points for Summer Reading prizes.

Shark Week MissionEngland Run Branch
Friday, July 7, 2:00-2:45

Headquarters Library
Friday, July 14, 3:00-3:45

Snow Branch
Friday, July 14, 2:00-2:45

Porter Branch
Friday, July 21, 3:00-3:45

Salem Church Branch
Friday, July 21, 2:30-3:15 and 4:00-4:45

More About Sharks!

Sharks have fascinated humans for centuries. The mere word can bring up compelling images of fear, beauty, power and grace. I can remember my first time seeing a shark when I was very young and on a family vacation. Hammerhead sharks and sand sharks were spotted off the shore where I was swimming. Soon afterwards, Peter Benchley’s Jaws became a movie that I wasn’t allowed to see, and it seemed that everyone was talking and fearing sharks, and no one was going in the water.

Isn’t it time we learned some truths about this majestic creature? For example, you might be surprised to hear that more people are killed by lightning and bee stings each year than by sharks. You can read many other fascinating facts about sharks in the InfoBits database with your CRRL card. Don't have a library card? You can get one here. Then, check out lots of great shark books!