The Prairie Commons Branch of the St. Louis County Library hosted "Liberty," a Bald Eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary. His handler, Laura, addressed the mission of the World Bird sanctuary: preserve the earth’s biological diversity and secure the future of threatened bird species in their natural environments through education, captive breeding, field studies and rehabilitation. She brought "Liberty," a male Bald Eagle that had been injured twice by automobiles and could no longer survive in the wild. He is now a staple of the education program, and he appears frequently at area presentations. His appearance at an educational program such as this one may be the first or only time many people witness a live Bald Eagle. However, now is the best time to find them in the wild around the St. Louis area. For more information about the World Bird Sanctuary, and local wild viewing areas, visit http://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org/index.php and http://www.visitalton.com/files/EagleGuide2011_web.pdf.