The Library will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

Memorial Hall Library

Gifts of the Crow with Professor John Marzluff

On Monday, June 3rd at 1:00pm, Professor John Marzluff will shine a light on the fascinating characteristics and behaviors of crows. They are mischievous, playful, social and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens or harms them and quickly learning to recognize and approach those who care for and feed them, even giving them numerous, oddly touching gifts in return. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural co-evolution—has shaped both species for millions of years. Sign up