An eagle, an owl, and a falcon, all up close, held attention of about 30 children recently at the Wayzata Public Library. Dan Hnilicka, interpretive naturalist at The Raptor Center brought a Golden Eagle, a Great Horned Owl, and a Kestrel to the library to introduce the children to the birds. His program — explaining what the birds do and how they do it — was entertaining as well as educational, involving the kids in questions and answers as the birds perched just feet away. Hnilicka is very good at what he does, keeping small children totally involved with his just-the-right-length offering and enthusiastic presentation. Parents also enjoyed the show. The Raptor Center, located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, offers classes and programs on site as well as its out-reach program. To inquire or schedule a program, see the center's web site: