Today is Earth Day, set aside each year to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment. Make any of the following events at the library part of your Earth Day celebrations.
State Historic Marker Presentation
A historic highway marker unveiling ceremony will take place Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. at the Oakton Library. The marker will honor Ira Noel Gabrielson, 1889 - 1977. Dr. Gabrielson, an Oakton resident, was a pioneer conservationist, distinguished field ornithologist and renowned author. He served as the first director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and founder and first chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Oakton Library is located at 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton.
Tuesday, April 22
Arts and Crafts -- Celebrate Earth Day and make crafts using recycled materials. Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. Register by calling 703-938-0405. Age 8-12.
Saturday, April 26
Wild Birds in Your Backyard -- Fairfax County Park naturalist brings live native birds for an informative nature program. Saturday, April 26, noon, at Oakton Library. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Register by calling 703-242-4020. Age 6-12.
Art Contest Winners on Display
Visit the Oakton Library and see art work submitted for the library's Sharing Our Earth art ontest from students in grades K-12. (The winners will be announced April 26.)
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