• November 26, 2014

Summer reading program nears end

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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014 4:30 am

The Spark a Reaction Summer Program is still going strong at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, but only for a little while longer.

A Big Truck Show will celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club on Wednesday. The special two-hour Wacky Wednesday program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Writing Camp is Monday through Thursday. While space may be available, Library Director Lisa Youngblood said that because of the preparation involved, registration was required beforehand.

“This is not something that can be dropped in for,” she said.

Youngblood will be in charge of the workshop for grades 4 and 5, and for those who have previously attended a writer’s workshop. Circulation Manager Betty Shubert will be in charge of the workshop for grades first through third. To register, call the library before 6 p.m. today at 254-953-5491.

Excitement for GeekFest is evident at the Heights library among staff and patrons. While it will be held at Central Texas College, the library will be represented at GeekFest with a Harry Potter potions class, Quidditch games and more. GeekFest is Aug. 15-17. Information about the event is available at the library circulation desk.

Recent e-books added to the library’s catalog include the environmentalism classic “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson; and the business classic “Who Moved My Cheese,” by Spenser Johnson. “Pills and Starships,” the first young adult book by Lydia Millet, presents environmental issues in a fictional future.

“You Can Do a Graphic Novel,” by Barbara Slate is a book to check out for young authors wanting to learn more about creating graphic novels.

Banned Book Week is in September, and “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak, is a good book to read with that in mind.

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