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Story of bear rescue at the library

“Saving Lil’ Smokey,” a free talk by Cheryl Millham of the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center, is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

During the Moon Fire near Mount Shasta in 2008, a small, orphaned bear cub was found and rescued by a fireman. The cub, who was dehydrated and injured, was named Lil’ Smokey. He was turned over to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center, currently the only wildlife center in California authorized by the Department of Fish and Game to rehabilitate bear cubs.

Copies of the book, “Saving Lil’ Smokey” by Adam and Celeste Deem, will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library. For information, call the library at (530) 573-3185.

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