Hero Highlights and Makerspace at Judy B. McDonald Public Library


(Nacogdoches) The Judy B. McDonald Public Library will continue the children’s summer programs with “Hero Highlights” on June 23 at 10:00 am. The speaker will be Petty Officer Chelsea Bostick with the United States Navy. Our theme for the summer reading is superheroes and we want to honor the individuals serving in our armed forces who are definitely heroes. We will follow the presentation with a game called “What lineis it?” and other activities if time permits. “Heroes are often actors in movies and books, but we want to explore what everyday heroes around us do and challenge our youth to follow in their leadership,” says Dawn Radnitzer, children’s librarian. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The Library will also present Makerspace: Wearable Electronics, the next in a series of Maker events on Monday, June 22nd at 5:30 p.m. This free program will teach tweens and teens how to connect circuits in clothes and accessories using conductive thread. “We’ve already had Makerspace programs on soldering and microcontrollers, so we’re taking our know-how to a new level,” says Crystal Hicks, assistant library director. “We have some very talented youth who are eager to learn how to do and make new things, so we’re more than happy to offer them the opportunity to do so.” Registration for this program is required. Please call 559-2970to sign up. More Makerspace programs are planned throughout the summer and beyond, so check out the library’s website, www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/library, for more information