Thursday, December 2, 2021

Books & Brews: Marco Gives a Hoot




The Friends of the Marco Island Library are sponsoring an exciting morning with our charming burrowing owls. Join us at 10AM on Saturday, November 12th, at the Marco Island Branch Library, located at 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, to learn about the fascinating creatures. Jean Hall, project leader for the Audubon of the Western Everglades Owl Watch Program, will share her beautiful photographs of Marco’s burrowing owls. Two local authors will do a reading of their children’s books inspired by the owls. Dr. Dolores Burton, educator, Fulbright scholar and author of her new book, “Bully Billy is Back! The Burrowing Owls Are Worried,” and Roseanne Pawelec, former Boston radio reporter and government public relations professional, author of “Ollie Finds a New Home: The Story of a Burrowing Owl on Marco Island,” will share how their books were inspired by the owls and what lessons can be learned by watching these fascinating creatures. Refreshments will be served to owl lovers of all ages. Come join us. It is sure to be a hoot!

The program is free to the public, but registration is required. Reserve online at, (click on Programs, then Register Online, Adult) or at the Marco Island Library. The Friends of the Marco Library support the Marco Branch by funding programs, furniture, equipment and special projects that cannot be funded by the Library budget. Please consider becoming a Friend!

For information, call (239) 394-3272.

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