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Heights library offers something for everyone

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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 4:30 am

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

Celebrate consumer education at the library in March. Learn how to create an accurate budget/spending plan that you can stick to and meet your financial needs by implementing strategies for managing personal debt. The budget and debt management class is from 6 to 7:30 on Tuesday.

The library is offering a class about home buying from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 11. The Home Buying 101 class will cover buying terms, financing, home inspection, property taxes, fees, titles, insurance, and legal responsibilities.

Register at the library or call 254-953-5491 to sign up for one or both of the free classes.

The library’s weekly home-school program teaches library education and learning skills to local home-schooled children for no cost. This week’s program will be a science experiment. The group meets at 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Read Across America, library staff will be at the Harker Heights Barnes & Noble for story time at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Every Thursday, the library hosts a Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Reading Rovers will be featured Thursday. The monthly club gives children the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by reading to therapy dog.

Students ages 12 to 17 are invited to the Teen Cafe where they can watch a movie and enjoy some snacks every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m.

“It gives the teens a place to relax in a safe environment,” said Rose Ramon, library clerk.

Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. children can participate in the weekly Science Club.

“Each week’s activity is adjusted to be age appropriate for the children who attend that week,” said Amanda Hairston, children’s librarian.

Children and adults can learn and share scrapbooking techniques with other scrapbook enthusiasts 11 a.m. March 8.

In addition to programs, the library frequently gets new books in for patrons to stay up-to-date and engaged in reading.

New arrivals

Newly arrived books include: “The Beatles in 100 Objects: The Story of the World’s Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band Through the Items They Used, Created, and Inspired,” by Brian Southall; “The First Phone Call From Heaven,” by Mitch Albom; “Innocent Blood’” by James Rollins; “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” by Patricia Hruby Powell; “The Kings of Clonmel,” by John Flanagan; “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love and Marriage,” by Mark Gungor; “My World,” by Margaret Wise Brown; “Rooftoppers,” by Katherine Rundell; “The Switch,” by Linsay Sands; “Superman, the Man of Steel,” by John Byrne.

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