• July 29, 2014

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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 4:30 pm

To highlight its programs and strengthen community participation, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library received grants for Legos and wooden blocks from the Sam Walton Foundation, and from the Friends of the Library.

The Building Blocks Club was created for the purpose of children developing thinking and reasoning skills, using imagination and creativity and having fun, said Lisa Youngblood, library director.

The Building Blocks Club meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and will meet every fourth Saturday.

“Donations are welcome if someone has Legos not being used and would like to donate them,” Youngblood said. Donations can be dropped off at the library during business hours.

Learn about the basics of gardening such as choosing a place, soil preparation and composting at next week’s Family Fun Night. On Thursday, Kathe Kitchens, part-time library clerk and co-owner of Bestemor Herb Garden, will give tips on how to include children in a gardening project with easy things to plant and grow.

“What children grow — broccoli, or lettuce or other — they will eat,” Kitchens said. She will also give a demonstration of vermiculture or worm composting.

New arrivals: “Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed,” by Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run; “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants,” by Malcolm Gladwell; “The Spotted Dog Last Seen,” by Jessica Scott Kerrin; “Worthy Brown’s Daughter,” by Phillip Margolin; “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More,” by Janet Mock; “Dust,” by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor; “The Madman’s Daughter,” by Megan Shepherd; “Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans,” by Michele Tam and Henry Fong.

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