The Memorial Library of Little Valley will be hosting The Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s program based on the children’s book For the Birds, the Life of Roger Tory Peterson.  Peterson, a Jamestown historical figure, is most famous for writing and illustrating A Field Guide to Birds.

The 40 minute presentation has three components:

Items representing Peterson’s life alongside his biography help participants learn about him as he developed into a naturalist, ornithologist, artist, environmentalist and author.

Using a Peterson Field Guide, the presenter describes the Peterson System, the method of nature identification for which he is known.

Attendants practice using the Peterson System by participating in a game based on Jeopardy that challenges them to identify various birds.

The program will be held in the Library’s Community Room on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m.  It is open to children and adults ages 8 and up.  Please call the library at 938-6301 to register.

The library is open Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. It is closed Sundays and legal holidays.