Pets of all shapes and sizes are an important part of our lives and our families. Whether you have a goldfish or a Great Dane, join us to create something special to celebrate your pet! We will have a wide array of crafts supplies from glitter and pom-poms for the kids to canvases and beads for the adults. The only thing you need to bring is your creativity and some inspiration. All ages welcome.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive
This program is part of the 2018 Farmington Libraries Summer Reading Program, which this year celebrates the book No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub.
No Better Friend tells the story of Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in WWII and were POWs in a camp in the Pacific. Judy was loyal, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair’s relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would interrupt by barking. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was WWII’s only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story–of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstance–is one of the great undiscovered sagas of WWII.