A new year is a time of new beginning.

Readers can start the new year by starting a new book series. Find the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library’s 2018 series recommendations for children, teens, and adults on the library’s blog page.

The library offers activities for patrons to explore a new interest, or continue a current interest.

Begin the week this weekend with Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon tournaments from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday for ages 8 to 17.

Chilly days seem to inspire craft projects that provide color, warmth, and comfort.

Fiber artists are invited to bring their latest project to the library 6 p.m. Tuesday for a cozy session of Sit & Knit. All levels of skill are welcome.

The family can join the therapy dogs of Reading Rovers for a relaxing evening of reading, telling a story, or drawing a picture 6 p.m. Thursday.

Sometimes listening to someone else read is a treat.

Texas-born author Attica Locke has started a new series located in eastern Texas. “Bluebird, Bluebird” is the first book of the series, and is available from the library as an audio book.

Other audio books sure to engage listeners, young and old, who love humor, suspense, and good storytelling are:

“Brave: Read-along Storybook and CD,” by Kitty Richards;

“Frank Einstein And The Bio-Action Gizmo,” by Jon Scieszka;

“Groovy Joe Dance Party Countdown,” by Eric Litwin;

“In The Midst Of Winter,” by Isabel Allende;

“Llama Llama Mad At Mama,” by Anna Dewdney;

“Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race,” by Chris Grabenstein;

“Paradise,” by Toni Morrison;

“Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure,” by Eric Anderson;

“Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” by Tom Hanks;

“Winter Wishes,” by Fern Michaels.

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