• January 19, 2017

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Heights library plans celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

Starting the year with resolutions of improvement is easy when using the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library as a resource for information, education, and entertainment.

Harker Heights library offers several interesting eBook selections

At the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, the eBook format is a growing, popular way to introduce and encourage reading.

Harker Heights library offers several award-winning books in its catalog

At the end of the year, it is normal to take stock of the year before looking forward to what lies ahead in the coming year. As a reader, I have my personal reading preferences, yet as an advocate in the book culture, I watch for authors and artists who create books that I can recommend as worth reading, especially to someone who is not an avid reader.

Harker Heights library offers several good mysteries for cold winter nights

The recent freezing temperatures prompted me to collect a stack of mystery books to read during nights of blustery wind in a house that creaked and groaned as the hours ticked on.

Harker Heights library offers mix of festive and calm for holiday season

The holiday season is here, and this weekend is a mix of the festive and the calmat the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

Heights library to offer day of holiday crafting, creating Saturday

The holidays are approaching, and to prepare, spend this Saturday crafting and creating at the library.

Books by award-winning authors available at Harker Heights library

Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad,” is the 2016 winner of the National Book Award for fiction. Brit Bennett is an Under 35 Honoree for “The Mothers,” a work of fiction. Yaa Gyasi is a Under 35 Honoree for the nonfiction “Homegoing.”

Existence of books, libraries among blessings for which to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a time of family, friends, and neighbors sharing around a table holding the harvest that we have worked for this year.

Heights library features books published by university presses

What do “Tales of Texas Cooking: Stories and Recipes from the Trans-Pecos to the Piney Woods and High Plains to the Gulf Prairies,” “The Material Culture of German Texans,” “Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror,” and “Children of Katrina” have in common?

Heights library to take part in Children’s Book Week, Nov. 14-19

Books are the core of the library, and are the highlight during Children’s Book Week, Nov. 14 through Nov. 19.

Heights library programs take on building theme this week

Building is a theme at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library this week. Building with words, blocks or basic learning skills give patrons varied reasons for visiting, and enjoying the company of readers, writers and learners.

Print, audio books, DVDs offered at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Tis the season for storytelling at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

Heights library plans numerous Halloween events

Halloween is the holiday for cosplay fans at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Wear steampunk, superhero, anime, or any other costume to celebrate Halloween in the right spirit. Music, food, and games are only a part of the after-hours festivities.

Heights library to feature fall food, fire safety in upcoming programs

Fall food and festivities, and fire safety are special program features this week at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

Heights library, Barnes & Noble teaming up for Star Wars Reads

Star War Reads is returning to Market Heights Barnes and Noble this weekend, and the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library will be there to celebrate with stories, crafts, and out-of-this-world fun.

Heights library, Barnes & Noble partnering for Library Day event

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and the Market Heights Barnes and Noble are celebrating Library Day.

Batman Day activities scheduled Saturday at Harker Heights library

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library is the destination for activities and adventures this week.

Residents urged to sign up for library card at Harker Heights library

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and coincides with the beginning of the school year to promote public libraries as educational resources.

Harker Heights Public Library offers computer training, e-Reader sessions

Learn new technology skills at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library. These skills can benefit a patron’s education goals, career objectives and hobbies, such as genealogy research.

Harker Heights Public Library offers valuable resources for new school year

A new school year brings new academic challenges. The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library is a valuable resource for students of all ages for homework assignments and research projects.

Harker Heights Public Library gears up for start of new school year

It is a new school year with new classes, new challenges, and new goals.

Heights library staff to take part in GeekFest this weekend at CTC

Collaboration between public institutions and community groups provide opportunities to complement the reading life, and inspire the imagination of child, teen and adult.

Writing camp, reading club party on tap at Harker Heights Public Library

A writing camp, reading club party, and back-to-school party make the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library the place to be this week.

Harker Heights Public Library plans oversized fun at Enormous Game Day

Mammoth fun is scheduled at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library this weekend. Enormous Game Day, an event so immense it takes place both inside and outside the library, begins 2 p.m. Saturday. Games will range from the mental, such as Colossal Connect Four, Big Blocks, and life-sized board games to the physical, such as a bounce house, human-sized hamster balls.