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Belinda Jonak, master naturalist and Garland County Library circulation clerk, will present "Mammals of Arkansas" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in the library auditorium. The program is free to attend, but registration is required.

"Mammals of Arkansas" is intended to educate Arkansans about native animals, from common raccoons and whitetail deer to more elusive mammals such as the eastern spotted skunk and elk, a news release said.

Jonak will discuss the unique characteristics of Arkansas' mammals with in-depth scientific knowledge and a bit of humor, it said.

Jonak is "able to pull off the rare fusion of education and entertainment. Her last program, 'Snakes of Arkansas,' even earned her a standing ovation and rave reviews," said Adult Services Programmer Paul Kagebein.

Jonak has been a member of the Diamond Lakes Chapter of the Master Naturalists for over five years. She has completed several community service projects and has taught and attended dozens of educational programs about Arkansas native plants and animals.

Her past experience includes time as a teacher of biology and zoology at National Park College, a docent at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and an employee of the Fort Worth Zoo. Jonak has been employed at the Garland County Library since 1999 and is an "avid reader of all things quirky," the release said.

To register, visit or call the library, located at 1427 Malvern Ave., at 501-623-4161.

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