DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR
BURNET — As a kid growing up, I spent every Saturday morning sitting in front of our (black-and-white) TV waiting for the next episode of the “Justice League of America” to come on. I would watch as superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and a few others (with occasional appearances by Hawkman and Hawkgirl) battled the evil of the day.
Once it was over, I would race outside to battle the wrongs of the world in my backyard — which usually included a confused German shepherd and a dad trying to mow the lawn.
Superheroes capture the imaginations of kids — and many adults. That is one reason why the Herman Brown Free Library, 101 E. Washington St., is hosting a Super Hero Training Camp on March 18 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
“It’s a bit of an extension of our summer reading program,” said Deann Randle of the library. “Our children’s librarian wanted to do something to bring the kids in.”
The event falls in the midst of Spring Break for both the Burnet and Marble Falls school school districts, so it’s a perfect time for kids to do some superhero training.
“I really hope kids of all ages can take the time to attend. We have worked hard to make this a fantastic camp,” said Rebecca Noah, the Herman Brown Free Library children’s librarian. “It will give participants a ‘sneak peek’ at our wonderful upcoming 2015 Summer Reading Club: ‘Every Hero Has a Story.’”
During the Spring Break program, kids can participate in some great games and arts and crafts.
“(Rebecca) has some other games planned to help the kids work on their dexterity,” Randle said.
Randle said the staff also will set up an obstacle course.
Kids are asked to bring a T-shirt of any size, color or style with them to the event. The participants will create their superhero costumes from these T-shirts.
“They’ll make their cap, cuffs and hand band,” Randle said. “It’s really going to be great. We’re hoping to get a lot of kids to come out and do some superhero training.”
If only I had had this when I was training for my superhero career when I was a kid, then maybe my dad wouldn’t have “accidentally” mowed over my cap I left in the backyard.
Call (512) 715-5228 for more information.