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K-9 unit demos and other July Caroline Library events

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

The following events are scheduled at Caroline Library, Inc. branches this month. For complete activities listings, contact your local library branch.

*All branches: K-9 Unit Demonstrations!

Meet Super Sniffer Mary & Awesome Investigator Wright from the K-9 Unit of Caroline County Sheriff’s Department.

Mary is a 6-year-old European German Shepherd. She initially certified with the Virginia State Police Narcotics Detection School in 2010. In March of 2014, Mary and her handler Investigator Wright attended the Virginia Department of Corrections Canine School.

They completed 280 hours of additional training, and keep their skills sharp every month by attending a minimum of 16 hours of training. Training consists of searching vehicles, building interiors, freight, mail, luggage, and people in multiple illegal substances.

Since being released from training in April, Mary has helped seize approximately $13,000 of suspected drug money.

Ladysmith: Wednesday, July 23, 2 p.m. (date change from previous announcement)

Port Royal: Thursday, July 24, 4 p.m.

Bowling Green: Saturday, July 26, noon

Dawn: Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m.

See our hard working and well-loved Search and Rescue Dogs or Super Sniffers in action!

*Dawn Paw Perfect Teen Programming

Every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. The Dawn branch will be featuring Superb and Paw-liciously Awesome Programs each Thursday featuring special displays, books to read, prizes to win, crafts to be done, and much fun to be had!

*Ladysmith Special Summer Events

Tween Crafts: (ages 6- 12) Every Wednesday, 11 a.m. Come to the Ladysmith branch for fabulous activities such as pet rocks, identifying animal tracks, “What Does The Fox Say?”, animal jumble, and so much more! RSVP.

Teen Crafts: (ages 13-17): Every Thursday, 1 p.m. Create a collage using the Chinese Zodiac, design a bleached T-shirt, make a tug-of-war dog toy, mad lib, and more!

*Bowling Green Teen Contest

Match Famous People With Their Pets: Look for the poster with famous people and their pets. Match the pets to their people, put your entry in the container, and be a winner of a gift certificate to McDonald’s. Enter July 3 – Aug 8, 2014. Drawing will be held August 15.

*Port Royal

Alisha’s animal themed crafts with kids of all ages Wednesday and Thursday afternoons!

*Get Crafty Caroline

Mirror Etching: Bring a tired old mirror and go home with a stylish work of art! Compact size, please. RSVP at your favorite branch.