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Library continues to engage youth, community

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Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:30 am

Batman is 75, and a favorite superhero of adults and kids far and wide. Celebrate Batman’s anniversary Saturday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Batman-themed Lego building, Wii games and a movie are scheduled. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm,” rated PG, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Through the afternoon, opportunities for photographs will be offered.

If that is not enough Batman, join the library at the Harker Heights Barnes and Noble at 11 a.m. for stories, songs and crafts.

Batman is such an icon in American popular culture as to be included in “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes,” by best-selling author Deepak Chopra, and his son, Gotham Chopra. This, and other books and movies about Batman are available for checkout at the Heights library.

Other library activities for the week include science combined with music, investigation or food.

First, Greychurch Music Services’ Science of Sound music education program is this week’s Wacky Wednesday show at 9:30 and 11 a.m. The show combines music and science for a fun and educational show.

Then, families are invited to explore science and investigation with Investigative Science, the program begins at 6 p.m. for Thursday’s installment of Family Fun Night.

Science and food are featured during a special program for teens, The Science of Baking, Aug. 2. This class, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., is free, but class size is limited, and registration is required. Call 254-953-5491 to register.

Another fun in the kitchen class on Aug. 2 is Mixin’ in the Kitchen in the afternoon. Registration is required.

Two writing camps are planned the week of Aug. 11.

For four days, young writers in first through fifth grades will learn about writing and publishing, have opportunities to try new writing styles and hone writing skills. There is a $20 fee, $10 for second child. Call 254-953-5491 to register.

Shelly Frank is a Herald correspondent.

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