Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

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Live and virtual animal acts will inhabit the Tuscarawas County Public Library System this summer.

“These acts are a continuation of our popular Animal Encounter series,” Tuscarawas Branch Library Supervisor Tabitha Johnson said. “We will be bringing back some crowd favorites, as well as bringing in virtual shows to allow families to explore creatures from the sea.”

Marine Mammal Senses

Learn about the sensory systems of marine mammals and how they are the same but also different than a human’s senses with a virtual visit from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center at the Main Library on Wednesday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Akron Zoomobile

Join the Akron Zoo to see and interact with three live animal ambassadors and learn all about them on Saturday, July 9 at 1 p.m. at the Bolivar Branch Library, 455 W. Water St., Bolivar.

Cleveland Aquarium Virtual Tour

Enjoy a live virtual tour of the Cleveland Aquarium with sharks, stingrays and other sea creatures at the Main Library on Wednesday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Leaping Lizards in Sugarcreek

Join the Leaping Lizards team as they show at least 10 of their reptiles, answer questions and pose for pictures on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sugarcreek Fire Station Pavilion, 152 N. Broadway St., Sugarcreek.

Leaping Lizards in Tusky

Leaping Lizards will share reptiles, answer questions and pose for pictures on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tusky Community Center, 222 E. Cherry St., Tuscarawas.

Manatees Matter

Join photographer Daniel Caron as he discusses manatees, the care and concern for manatees environmentally, and photographs of manatees in the wild. He also will share videos and personal experiences of swimming with manatees on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

All About Seals & Sea Lions

Seals and sea lions inhabit every ocean in the world. Join Ocean Connections to discover where they live and how they survive. They will go poolside in this virtual visit to showcase the recreated ocean habitat of seals and sea lions. This program will take place at the Main Library on Wednesday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m.

All programs are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Stop into one of the five TCPL locations, visit or call your nearest location: Bolivar at 330-874-2720, Main Library at 330-364-4474, Strasburg at 330-878-5711, Sugarcreek at 330-852-2813 or Tuscarawas at 740-922-2748.