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.

Staying current with the trending interests of the reading public is of special relevance to me when those interests converge with history, and when a previously untold story is told, it is satisfying to read and recommend, to spread the word about this new find.

With “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly brings to light a Cold War story that deserves to be told, not only imaginatively in book form, but also visually in movie form.

Telling this story of black female mathematicians in these two culturally powerful forms, attests to the power this story has.

I hope the book will be read (it can be checked out from the Heights library), the movie viewed, and that they will inspire more research and more storytelling, possibly by someone’s relative who has a story she or he thought was not important or interesting.

It is surprising how a few decades can bring a renewed interest to a time and place thought to be in the forgotten past.

This week’s events at the library:

Fans of mystery and horror and Edgar Allan Poe can celebrate his birthday from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Book Discussion Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss “The Light of Paris,” by Eleanor Brown.

The annual Holistic Health Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Community resources for mind, body, nutrition, and financial well-being will be gathered in one place to provide the latest information on well-being.

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