April is Jazz Appreciation Month. To celebrate, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library will host the Dave Wild Trio/Quartet today. The evening’s program of smooth jazz includes a reception at 7 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m.
Additionally, the library has “Jazz,” a DVD series on the history of jazz; “Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz” by Benjamin Cawthra; and two picture books, “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday, and “Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane” by Carole Boston Weatherford.
National Public Library Week is April 13-19. The library offers programs and services for the community, including an online catalog and downloadable audiobooks through OverDrive from Central Texas Digital Library.
“I have always had a deep love of libraries and of this library in particular,” said Rose Ramon, library clerk.
A Youth Arts Festival will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12. Activities will focus on art, theater and music. Go to www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us or call 254-953-5491 for more information.
For scrapbooking fun, join other scrapbooking lovers at 11 a.m. April 12 for the Family Scrapbooking Club.
A calligraphy class is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Space is limited, so please register either in person or by calling the library.
The Military Child Education Coalition will be at the library Thursday for Thursday Night Family Fun Night. Activities will begin at 6 p.m.
Audio CDs: “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot,” by Bill O’Reilly; “I am Malala: The Girl Who was Shot by the Taliban,” by Malala Yousafzai.
Books: “Mirage” by Clive Cussler; “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich; “Winners” by Danielle Steele; The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom; “Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal” by Kurt Timmermeister; “The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani.