It is a new year, and most of us want to make healthy changes for a more satisfying life. The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library is a multi-resource center of opportunities for everyone in the community to pursue their varied aspirations and interests.

In responding to patrons’ needs, the library is offering these day and evening programs for the winter season. Programs are listed by age groups.

Newborns to age 12 months and their parents and caregivers will enjoy working together with nursery and action rhymes, songs, and basic sign language during Baby Steps Lap Sit at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Ages 12 to 18 months can enjoy two programs during the week. One Year Wonders at 10 a.m. Tuesday gives this age group with their parents and caregivers occasion to learn and practice concepts like sitting, book sharing, and creative movement.

Toddler Time at 9 a.m. Thursday is an Early Literacy storytime that uses stories, songs and rhymes to teach useful life skills like sharing.

Children ages 3 to 6 years have two opportunities to learn and practice literacy and life skills with Preschool Storytime at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Learning activities include stories, music, and creative movement.

Youngsters ages 8 to 17 get together for a session of Yu-Gi-Oh and PokémonMini Battles at 2 p.m. Saturday. Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

The whole family will enjoy learning about winter science at 6 p.m. Thursday during a Science Night at the Library.

Adults have two opportunities to let loose their creativity and sense of fun this week.

They can learn a new craft or practice an old one during Get Crafty at 6 p.m. Tuesday. There is no skill requirement to participate. And they can sharewriting tips,encouragement, and feedback with the Writer’s Support Group at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

All are welcome to stop in at the library to participate in one of these programs or to pick up a book or two.

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