• September 15, 2014

Variety of programs for all ages at Heights library

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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 4:30 am

With school underway, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library is continuing activities and programs for every age and interest. Many are science-based or science-related to support science, technology, engineering, and math.

Tomorrow at 2 p.m. is the next meeting of the Building Blocks Club. The club meets monthly to provide school-age children the opportunity to create and challenge using Legos. Library staff can tailor the learning experience to the child’s age and comprehension, maximizing fun and meaningfulness.

The whole family can meet therapy dogs at 6 p.m. Thursday during the Reading Rovers Family Fun Night.

For younger children, the Heights library offers a variety of activities. Infant lap sit is 9 a.m. Mondays. Play time is 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Toddler time is 9 a.m. Thursdays. Family story time is 10 a.m. Thursdays.

Research can be done anytime, even when the library is not open, through the Virtual Library, which gives access to research databases and other resources.

Featured book: “The Pearl That Broke Its Shell,” by Nadia Hashima. This first novel is about how two members of a family, separated by a century, each enable the family to survive. The writing calls to mind authors Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. As Hashima writes on her website: “It is a work of fiction that is made up of a thousand truths.”

Other recent arrivals: “2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas,” by Marie-Helene Bertino (audiobook); “A Gringo’s Guide to Authentic Mexican Cooking, by Mad Coyote Joe; “Cesar Chavez,” (DVD); “Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America,” by Glenn Beck.

Shelly Frank is a Herald correspondent.

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