”Growing Up Gorilla,” by Clare Hodgson Meeker. (Contributed photo)

”Growing Up Gorilla,” by Clare Hodgson Meeker. (Contributed photo)

True Animal Stories with author Clare Hodgson Meeker

  • Thu Sep 24th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Island Library

Renowned regional author Clare Hodgson Meeker will host a Zoom talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, hosted by the San Juan Island Library. Meeker’s latest book, “Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together,” is a 2020 Washington State Book Award Finalist for Young Readers.

Meeker will discuss writing “Growing Up Gorilla” and share information on the gorillas of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The talk will include how she gained access to the gorillas’ behind the scenes life, as well as updates on how they are doing since the zoo’s recent reopening. For more information about Clare Hodgson Meeker, visit www.claremeeker.com.

To attend True Animal Stories with Meeker, email Youth Services Manager Melina Lagios at mlagios@sjlib.org for the required Zoom invitation information. All San Juan Island Library Zoom programs are free to attend. Information about upcoming library programs for all ages can be found at www.sjlib.org.