• December 27, 2014

Heights library offers something for everyone

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:30 am

There is always something happening at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

Young aspiring authors and illustrators interested in writing and illustrating their work can get tips and advice from published authors at the Pencil Productions: Young Authors and Illustrators Conference from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Students are invited to spend the morning honing their writing and illustrating skills, meeting published authors and using their creativity.

This year, the featured guests are author and illustrator Don Tate and local author Emily C. Martin.

“It’s an opportunity to learn about many different things in the writing and illustrating world,” said Lisa Youngblood, library director.

The library’s free weekly home school program teaches library education and learning skills. This week’s program will be logic games. The group meets at 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Dr. Seuss Read Across America will be celebrated with the theme of traffic safety during story times at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and 9 and 10 a.m. Thursday. Library staff will be at the Harker Heights Barnes & Noble for story time at 11 a.m. March 1. Every Thursday, the library hosts a Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Thursday’s installment will be a puppet workshop. Children will make a puppet and learn how to put on a puppet show.

Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher returns for a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

Senior citizens and people with low and moderate incomes can get help with their taxes from AARP representatives from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 12.

In addition to programs, the library is constantly getting new books to keep users engaged in reading.

Newly arrived books include: “Cross My Heart,” by James Patterson; “Doctor Sleep,” by Stephen King; “Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith; “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin; “Carthage,” by Joyce Carol Oates; “I Am Abraham,” by Jerome Charyn; “Lost Lake,” by Sarah Addison Allen; “Seaside Quilts,” by Carol Porter; and “1 year, 100 Pounds: My Journey to a Better, Happier Life,” by Whitney Holcombe.

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