CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Public Library will hold special programming for children and families during vacation week beginning Feb. 21. The events are by donation and will take place in the Begin Family Community Room. 

Chewonki presents: Bats of the World: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. The secret life of bats will come to light in this one-hour event. Bats comprise nearly one-quarter of the world’s approximately 4,000 mammal species, yet humans continue to fear and misunderstand them. Bats do so much to help people survive, but now they need human help. The engaging slideshow and interactive demonstrations will introduce participants to the role bats play in ecosystems. Participants leave the program with an appreciation for the tremendous diversity of bats in the world and for their irreplaceable niche in natural ecosystem. Seating is limited for this event, and it will be first-come-first-served.

Family Movie Matinee: “Finding Dory”: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Participants should bring their own snacks. 

Film: “Peak Oil — A Love Story”: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Artist and Peak Oil activist and Skowhegan art teacher, Iver Lofving, will spread his message of energy apocalypse. He believes that when the Earth reaches its peak of oil production, the collapse of civilization will follow – or not. Will people listen?

Book launch: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Stratton author Lew-Ellyn Hughes will launch “Maine Stories.” Visitors can meet the author and celebrate her new book.

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