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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Star Wars takes over Harker Heights Library

Star Wars takes over Harker Heights Library

The third Star Wars Week at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library to celebrate May the Fourth Be with You, came to an end Saturday with the Star Wars Day Party.

Star Wars Week had various activities for all ages including a Teen Cantina, story time, toddler time, and Star Wars Science. Adults to younglings let their geek flag fly high at the Star Wars Day Party.   

“This year is a particularly fabulous year because of the new movie, new Rebel’s TV show, a ton of new graphic novels, Star Wars fiction and nonfiction. So, it’s really exciting for all ages,” said Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights Library director.  

Visits from some of the beloved characters such as Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, and members of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club and nonprofit organization brought smiles to parents and their young Jedi or Sith.  

“We have Star Wars books at home and we’ve seen almost all of the movies. I’m looking forward to just watching them have a good time,” said Kristen Hodge, of Belton while helping her sons make their light sabers.

Activities featured at the party included making light sabers out of paper and using them during the Jedi and Rebel training, snacking and watching movies at the Star Wars Cantina, Star Wars Trivia contest to win a free book given by the Friends of the Library, costume contest, and a Cards for Mothers station.  

“I want a double-sided lightsaber mommy,” said Chase Hodge, 7, who was most excited to duel with his younger brother, Tate Hodge, 4, during the Jedi training session.

The Star Wars Day Party featured new activities, a droid factory station and a robotics station. The materials for the droids were from all recycled parts. The new activities helped to inspire kids to create, write stories about their droids, and learn about gears and spatial awareness.

“Getting to make and use lightsabers and seeing all the characters. I want to make droids,” said Annie McBride, 11 explaining her favorite aspects of the party.   

The Harker Heights Public Library has one of the vastest collections of Star Wars related materials for Harker Heights. The searched words, “Star Wars” in their catalog contained an estimated 450 materials alone, not including the 100s of other titles within the Star Wars universe.      

“We drove all the way to Harker Heights for this. We are huge fans. It gets played over and over in the car,” said John McBride resident of Lampasas.




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