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Friends of the Libraries present ‘Up Close and Personal: Tanzania, Africa’

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You don't have to pack a bag for the 2015 Travel Slide Shows at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. Just show up for the opening program on Friday, Jan. 30, and let your travels begin.

Each winter, the Friends of the Libraries present speakers who have traveled far and wide to bring you stories and photographs of wonderful places, people and animals.

This season's first program is "Up Close and Personal: Tanzania, Africa," presented by John and Linda Mirro. Last year, they spent 11 days in the bush of Tanzania, in the southern and northern Serengeti.

"Linda and I witnessed the Great Migration, a time when 400,000 wildebeest babies are born," John said. "We videoed a wildebeest birth and the baby's first tentative steps — quite an amazing event."

Other images they captured include an elephant taking down a tree to feed its young the tender top leaves, a lion guarding its kill and many other animals such as zebra, gazelle and giraffes.

"We experienced so much that it's hard to describe it in words," John said. "Come join us to see and hear about our whole experience."

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The Friends of the Libraries present these free talks as part of their fundraising efforts to help the libraries purchase books and other supplies. Follow the library on Facebook and Twitter or visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org for information on the series or to participate in future slide shows.

If you go

What: “Up Close and Personal: Tanzania, Africa,” presented by John and Linda Mirro and sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30

Where: Blue River Room, North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne

Cost: Free

More information: Visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org