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Two More Programs on Wolves Planned for The Big Read Dearborn

"Who Wants to Be a Wolf?" is a children's program to be offered Saturday. “Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future" is geared to a more general aduience.

Programs about wolves are being held as part of The Big Read Dearborn. (Patch file photo)
Programs about wolves are being held as part of The Big Read Dearborn. (Patch file photo)

The Big Read Dearborn will present two special programs about wolves on May 3 and May 8. Theya re both free and open to the public.

Dorothy McLeer, program coordinator and interpretive naturalist at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretative Center, will lead both programs at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.

“Who @ants to be a @olf?” will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.  McLeer will use props and activities to engage children in learning what it’s like to be a wolf in the wild.

“Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future” will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8.  McLeer will present a lecture about the history of wolves in Michigan and discuss the outlook for their survival in the future.

For more information about these programs, please call the Library at 313-943-2330.

View a complete list of more events exploring The Call of the Wild at www.bigreaddearborn.org.

Keep an eye out for other events, such as theDo You Hear the Call?” Photo Exhibit opening on May 1, and C. Alex London (author of the children’s series, Dog Tags) on April 30. 

The Big Read Dearborn ends with a Wrap-up Party at Henry Ford Centennial Library on Saturday, May 17, featuring real sled dogs, gold panning, an old time photo booth, dog agility demonstrations, popcorn and more. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The program is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage people to read for pleasure and enlightenment.

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