Jesse The Reptile Guy


Jesse Rothacker from Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary is back with his Super Reptile Reading Adventures as he presents “Rocketing Reptiles”!

Jesse Rothacker back this year to present another popular reptile program!  This year he will offer Rocketing Reptiles—an interactive animal show featuring Jesse and his lovable lizards, turtles, alligators, and snakes. School-age children and grownups at this show will explore the amazing and mysterious universe of reptiles, including opportunities to volunteer in the show, touch real animal artifacts, and win cool prizes. Their armor, invisibility and legless locomotion can make reptiles seem a lot like extra-terrestrials. Come to the show and discover how these curious creatures have a very important mission here on planet Earth! It’ll be out of this world!  Jesse’s programs begin on June 24th and run through August 6th.

Jesse Rothacker “Rocketing Reptiles” Schedule

Monday, June 24
10:30 am, Eastern Lancaster County Library (New Holland)
2:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library
6:30 pm, Lititz Public Library

Monday, July 1
10:00 am, Salisbury Township Branch Library (Gap)
1:00 pm, Lancaster Public Library Leola Branch
6:30 pm, Adamstown Area Library
(EVENT LOCATION: Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Rd., Denver)

Monday, July 8
10:30 am, Moores Memorial Library (Christiana)
3:30 pm, Ephrata Public Library

Thursday, July 11
10:30 am, Milanof-Schock Library (Mount Joy)
2:00 pm, Elizabethtown Public Library

Wednesday, July 24
10:00 am, Manheim Community Library
1:00 pm, Lancaster Public Library Mountville Branch

Thursday, July 25
10:30 am, Strasburg-Heisler Library
2:00 pm, Quarryville Library

Monday, August 5
2:00 pm, Lancaster Public Library
6:00 pm, Columbia Public Library

Thursday, August 6
11:15 am, Pequea Valley Public Library (Intercourse)



Jesse Rothacker of Forgotten FriendsPresenter Bio:  Jesse is a life-long reptile enthusiast, wildlife author and photographer, and founder and president of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, a 501c(3) nonprofit reptile rescue and education organization. Jesse serves as the “Critter Correspondent” for the Kids Cookie Break radio show on WJTL 90.3, and a featured animal expert on ABC 27’s Good Day PA. Jesse is also the Vice President of the Lancaster Herpetological Society, a local reptile club that meets at Manheim Township Public Library every month.


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