Saturday will be a busy day at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, with a tea-making class and a Building Blocks Club meeting.
Enjoy a cup of herbal tea during Tea Time With Kathe Kitchens from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to make custom-blended teas at home from Kitchens, part-time library clerk and co-owner of Bestemor Herb Farms.
“Coffee, the way we drink it, is a tisane. It is made from the bean of a plant, therefore it qualifies as an herbal tea,” Kitchens said.
The proper way to make an herbal tea in a cup and the history of herbal tea will be discussed in the class. Kitchens, a practicing herbalist, and her twin sister, Kim Berg, a chemistry teacher and co-owner of Bestemor Herb Farms, will give tips on growing, drying, storing and using herbs for teas, and the best way to brew herbal teas.
“We hope to encourage people to be adventurous in how they use their herbs,” Kitchens said.
Imagine it and build it with Legos at the Building Block Club. Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join the engineering fun at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Club and begin a summer of reading fun with a book on herbs, herb gardening, Legos or one of the recent arrivals listed below.
Recent arrivals: “The Goblin Emperor” by Katherine Addison; “Thief’s Magic” by Trudi Canavan; “The Lie” by Helen Dunmore; “The Word Exchange” by Alena Graedon; “The Girl Who Saved the King Of Sweden” by Jonas Jonasson; “The last Illusion” by Porochista Khakpour; “Forest Ghost” by Graham Masterton; “In Paradise” by Peter Mathiesson; “The Immortal Crown” by Richelle Mead; “Sin For Me” by Karen Halvorsen Schreck.
Shelly Frank is a Herald correspondent.