Owls will be the focus of a program for families Friday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vose Library in Union.

“The Owls of Maine: the habits and adaptations of Maine’s native owls” is a Chewonki Foundation Traveling Natural History Program. Participants will be introduced to the owls that are native to Maine and New England.

The highlights of the program will be three non-releasable live owls, including a Barred Owl and a Great Horned Owl. The program will include slides and sounds of owls, and participants will learn the identifying characteristics and call of each owl. Using talons, wings and skulls, the program will explore the adaptations of the silent nocturnal hunters.

With roots on Chewonki Neck in Wiscasset that go back to 1918, the Chewonki Foundation is dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the natural world. For more information on the program or directions, call the Vose Library at 785-4733.