‘Spinosaurus Encounter’ invades library Saturday

GALLIPOLIS —Bossard Memorial Library will travel back in time this weekend and feature a special fossilized guest.

“Spinosaurus Encounter” will be at the library between 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the new Riverside Room. The program is being brought to Gallia County courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

“Spiny” is a 10-foot tall and 15-foot long Spinosaurus that will be on display for all to see.

In addition to seeing “Spiny,” people will be able to participate in three different dinosaur adventure activities: “How do you stack up?” offers the opportunity to compare their size to a Diplodocus carnegii; During “Fossil Match,” attendees determine what original object (leaves, shells, animal parts, etc.) could have left behind an imprint to be fossilized; and lastly, “Tooth or Claw…or SOMETHING ELSE?” asks participants to determine whether a fossil is a tooth, a claw or something else entirely.

“Spiny” will be at the library from 1-1:45 p.m., while the rest of the day’s activities will be available until 5 p.m.

In addition to these three dinosaur adventure activities, there will be a dinosaur craft to complete.

This event is free and open to the public.

Staff Report