Town-Wide Read: Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin

This year's Town-Wide Read is Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin. Many people know of Grandin for her work with large animals and her talks about her autism. In this book, she examines how understanding the four basic emotions, Fear, Seeking, Rage and Panic, will help us help our animals and even understand ourselves. The books are available at the library to borrow as well as through the SAILS system. There is a brochure that includes questions to think about while you read the book.

Programs

Training With A Therapy Dog

Thursday, March 9 at 4 pm

Caleigh Brown, a North Attleboro student, will talk about her experiences with her dog Teddy as they learned to be a therapy dog team. She will talk about what a therapy dog does. For children and young adults. In the Children's Room.

All About Pet Adoptions

Saturday, March 11, at 11 am

Kristina O’Keefe of the North Attleboro Animal Shelter will talk about choosing a pet, especially one from a shelter in a short presentation followed by a question and answer session.

New England Wildlife

Wednesday, March 15, at 7 pm

Rob Adamski of the New England Wildlife Center will talk about common problems encountered by wildlife in New England and how we can help prevent these problems.

Clicker Training for Dogs

Saturday, March 18, at 11 am

Leah Snow, a Clicker Training trainer, will demonstrate how to use a clicker with her dog and help you find out how clicker training works for your animals.

Blind Devotion: Enhancing the Lives of Blind and Visually Impaired Dogs

Monday, March 20, at 7 pm

Cathy Symons educates the reader on what it means to be blind, how to keep your pet safe, how to stimulate other senses, making life enjoyable for your pet and developing new commands. The author also discusses difficult topics such as quality of life, commitment, anxiety, enucleation, and addressing owner emotions.

Creating a Happy and Fun Life for Your Cat

Saturday, March 25 at Noon

Ever wondered what your cat likes; if you're giving them what they want and need as a feline companion?  This presentation will focus on having a behaviorally healthy cat by offering your feline friend the things they like from a cat's point of view and helping them to truly act out their feline ways! Animal Behavior Consultant, Monique D. Chrétien will help you make a better life for your cat.

Book Discussions

Animals Make Us Human,Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 at the library; Thursday, March 23, at 7 pm, at the library.

Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson, Monday, March 27, at 7 pm at the library. 

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Wednesday, March 22, 4 pm.  For students in grades 4-8. 

Movies

Thursday, March 9, at 6:00 pm at the library: movie about Temple Grandin, starring Clare Danes.