In 1980, a generous donation from the Audubon Society of the Everglades was transformed into one of the largest birding (ornithological) collections in the Southeastern United States, located at the Main Library of the Palm Beach County Library System. Thirty-five years later, avid birders from all over the United States make use of this special collection. During the month of March, 2015, the Palm Beach County Library System along with the Audubon Society of the Everglades invite the community to celebrate this decadeslong achievement with speakers and activities for the whole family and pledge to enhance this monumental partnership to benefit generations of Palm Beach County birders to come. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Main Library (West Palm Beach)
Wed, Mar 18, 6:00 pm
Gardening for Hummingbirds
From Florida firebush to pink porterweed, this is your chance to learn how to transform sunny spaces in your garden into a paradise for hummingbirds. The instructor, Roger Hammer, is the author of numerous books, including "Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Tropical Florida," scheduled for release in April 2015. (60 min.) Preregister.
Sat, Mar 21, 10:00 am
Build a Bird Feeder: Audubon Collection 35th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate 35 years of the Audubon Collection of bird books by building a bird feeder. Participants will be provided with necessary materials to build a feeder that will attract more birds to visit you at home. Ages 4-12. (45 min.) Preregister.
Sat, Mar 21, 2:00 pm
Audubon Collection: 35th Anniversary Celebration with James Currie
Join the Main Library & Audubon Society of the Everglades as we celebrate 35 years of our extensive book collection that has brought joy to Palm Beach County birders. Television personality and author James Currie will speak about his new book, "When Eagles Roar." Books will be available for purchase and an author signing will follow. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.