STEVENSVILLE — Children and parents crowded the multi-purpose room at the Kent Island branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library Friday morning, Dec. 27, for an eye-opening, hands-on experience during the Reptile Wonders presentation.

Queen Anne’s County Library Youth Services brought the Reptile Wonders show back for a second time. The first time, the show was held at the Kent Island Library in summer 2018. Youth Services Librarian Elaine Conway was the coordinator of the event.

Presenter Brian Kristal of Westminster brought a variety of animals — not just reptiles. His presentation included turtles, lizards and snakes. Kristal talked about each animal, and all had personal names: Snickerdoodle, Silhouette and Daffodil — a 3-year-old, 8-foot albino python colored yellow and white.

Kristal asked some of the older children to volunteer to help carry the animals out into the audience so children and parents could touch them if they wanted. The presentation lasted exactly one hour. A total of 115 people attended; nearly 70 of those were area children, many pre-schoolers.

Reptile Wonders is based in Westminster and is available for parties and other educational events. For more information, visit www.ReptileWonders online or call Kristal at 410-374-0336.

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