Annie Kassler of Bat Conservation International will present a free program at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St., Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m.

According to Kassler, bats are among the most misunderstood and under-appreciated creatures on the planet. She said many people are surprised to learn that bats are gentle creatures that play an essential role in the environment and the global economy.

Kassler will highlight the myths and facts about bats and discuss things such as white nose syndrome, which she said is devastating the animal's populations in Maine and eastern North America. She will also demonstrate how to remove a bat from a house.

Kassler is a speaker with Bat Conservation International and a member of the White Nose Syndrome Communications Group. Her presentation includes more than100 photos and has been shown throughout Maine.

For more information, call 763-4343 or e-mail