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Super Heroes Rock at the Library

By Trelli W. Bair

Super Heroes Rock was held on July 11th at the Colleton County Memorial Library. This was one of the many programs offered by the library’s Children’s Program for this summer and Youniversal Nerd. The hosts were Omar Jeter and Sheila Keaise.

Many Marvel and Avengers superheroes made appearances: Beast and Thanos (Omar Jeter), Storm (Sheila Keaise), Supergirl (Stephanie Worden), Spiderman and Captain America (Ryan Bonebreak), Thor (AJ Chapman), Killmonger (SaTerrence Robinson), Black Panther (Miguel Vasques), and The Colletonian’s very own Nicki Maxey as Wonder Woman.

To start off the program, Beast (Jeter) asked a room full of excited children, “What does it mean to be a superhero?” Hands shot straight up. The main response was “A superhero saves lives!”

Next, the kids were asked what skills superheroes have. Working together, being a team, and using your good powers were focused on. “Teamwork brings out everyone’s abilities,” said Jeter. “We all come together no matter our background or differences.”

Storm (Keaise) was then introduced. She talked with the kids about strength and how to build someone up when they are weaker, not to tear them down. “We rely on other’s strengths to make our own weaknesses strong.”

Supergirl (Worden) told of her love of books and reading. “Books can take us anywhere and so can our imagination,” she said. She shared how her glasses make her look cool and that no one should be afraid of what others think of them.

Many of the good superheroes took down the bad guys and showed how, with teamwork, no mission is too big. The good superheroes were Supergirl, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman. The bad guys were Thanos and Killmonger.

The kids learned good stands up for good, causing the bad guys to get scared away.

This program provided a valuable lesson for not only the kids but the adults too. “You don’t have to be in the Avengers to be a superhero. Bullies and negative people are out there but that doesn’t mean evil has to win” said Storm (Keaise). The Beast (Jeter) left everyone with a final thought, “every day we can all be a superhero to someone, just by lending a helping hand or offering an encouraging word. Gender, size, race doesn’t matter, your courage and your heart does. The only limit you have is yourself.”

There are many more Children’s Department programs scheduled for the remainder of the summer. Morning programs are on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s at 10:00 AM and Thursday’s at 6:00 PM.

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