Serengeti Steve to Visit Rock Island Main Library on Thursday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:01

Reptile handler and reality show contestant “Serengeti Steve” will visit the Rock Island Main Library at 3:30 pm on Thursday, July 11 with a show of snakes and more. The free performance for all ages is in the library’s second-floor Community Room at 401 19th Street.

Serengeti Steve began his career in herpetology over 20 years ago and now performs over 600 shows a year.  He has raised and maintained over 200 species of reptiles, arachnids and insects from around the globe. He recently appeared on NBC's "America's Got Talent,” making it to the Las Vegas finals.

The thrilling, yet comical, presentation involves audience participation. Attendees will have an opportunity to help hold these unique creatures in a safe environment. The free show is part of the library’s “Have Book, Will Travel” summer programming for children and families.

In other Rock Island Library events on July 11, the library’s teen department will present a free “library mini-golf” event for ages 12 to 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Main Library. Teens can play a mini-golf course throughout the library for fun and prizes in the Beneath the Surface teen reading program.

For details on other summer events for all ages, see, follow Facebook/rockislandlibrary, visit any Rock Island Library or call 309-732-7323 (READ).

2013 Summer reading contests and programs are funded by Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District (Southwest Branch location), and the Rock Island Public Library Foundation.


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