The Westport Public Library and Earthplace will hold a program for children about "critters that scuttle, slither, buzz and sting" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane.

Naturalist and author Diane Lang and artist Lauren Gallegos will take children on a guided tour of the animals that do many good things yet are often unappreciated, according to a release. They have co-authored "Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved," a book with witty rhymes and friendly illustrations to help children appreciate scary critters.

The event is free, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

For information, phone 203-291-4800 or check westportlibrary.org.