This is part of a series of Monarch Butterfly Events, culminating in Monarch Day, in which Becky Lash will give a presentation to an audience of all ages, and release one of the last butterflies (hopefully) to emerge from its chrysalis.
On this day, Saturday, September 23, the Library will offer an afternoon of making costumes based on the stages of Monarch metamorphosis. Materials and simple plans will be available. Children and their care-givers are invited to come take part in constructing their costumes starting at 2 PM.
On the following Saturday, September 30, again at 2 PM, an afternoon craft workshop for children of all ages will be offered. All the crafts will be Monarch related, with a stress on metamorphosis. Some will be very simple suitable for young children; others will be more complicated.
Saturday, October 7, at 2 PM will feature Becky herself appearing and talking about the Monarchs. As always, she will present the story of the Monarchs and their life cycle in an understandable, yet gripping manner, which will appeal to all ages. After the talk, the group will move outside to release a Monarch and walk around in costume, viewing local habitat and celebrating this iconic migratory insect.
For more information about this event, which is free and open to the public, and aimed at children, (although adults are certainly welcome) please see the Monarch Butterfly Event page or call the Library at 508-548-8961.