The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.

Contemporarily the holiday is the official start of summer; originally it was to remember the Americans who died during the Civil War, and evolved to honor all the men and women who died while serving in this country’s armed forces. Along the way, red poppies became tied the holiday as a small, but visible tribute.

During this holiday weekend, take a moment to reflect on what we, as Americans, have, and what we have built. Our strength comes from our ideals of democracy, equality, liberty, rights, and opportunity.

American institutions such as public schools and public libraries are to prepare each generation to participate in American society, and to continue educating and providing a public venue for civic and conversations.

Literacy is one of the most basic requirements for a successful future for each individual American, and to uphold each American ideal we hold sacred.

Visit the Heights Public Library to engage your mind, and engage with neighbors and friends. This week, the library has plenty to offer.

Wednesdays are wonderful this summer, beginning with Huff and Puff Building Science at 9:30 and 11:30 this Wednesday.

Celebrate the start of summer with an Afternoon Gaming Event for teens from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Start the summer by reading. Reading Rovers will make an appearance at 6 p.m. Thursday for a session of relaxed reading, or drawing for those who like art with words.

Continue the gaming fun at the After-Hours Gaming And Mayhem Event from 6:30 to 8:30 Friday.

Celebrate Wonder Woman Day during the You Go Girl Make and Take Event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Crafts include designing and creating a Wonder Woman crown; activities include watching small-screen portrayals of the most famous super heroine.

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