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'I love books.  I like the way a book feels.  I like the way a book smells.  I like to turn each page, read each word, look at the pictures.’  I wrote those words in a book because of my wonderful, unforgettable first visit to a library.  It opened up a world to me – a world of surprises, magic, fun, mystery, excitement, and all the information I would ever need to write my books.

to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Family Night: Brrr...Ice Age Mammals

Event Date: 
Jul 6 2017 - 6:00pm

Come and cool off...Ice Age Mammals have come to the LaSalle Public Library! What was the Ice Age? How did enormous mammals survive in harsh climates? How large were the animals like the mastodon and the saber-toothed cats? What did the coats of Mammoths look like?

Find out when Paleontologist and educator, Betsy Carlson, from the Burpee Museum in Rockford, presents this outstanding program. With hands-on specimens, casts and real fossils, this is a not-to-be-missed program. Best for families with children age 5 and up, but all are welcome. Children under the age 8 years must be accompained by an responsible adult. This program is free and open to the public and is made possible through funding by the Alwin C. Carus Trust.