Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



Thrawn (Star Wars)
Thrawn (Star Wars)
By Zahn, Timothy
2017-04 - Del Rey Books
9780345511270 Check Our Catalog In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn's rise to power--uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Bloodline
Bloodline
By Gray, Claudia
2016-05 - Del Rey Books
9780345511362 Check Our Catalog NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

-Unmissable . . . Bloodline's tense politics, vivid new characters, and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the
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Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
By Luceno, James
2016-11 - Del Rey Books
9780345511492 Check Our Catalog NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war.
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Lords of the Sith: Star Wars
Lords of the Sith: Star Wars
By Kemp, Paul S.
2015-04 - Lucas Books
9780345511447 Check Our Catalog NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .


When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

It appears things are as you
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL




used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Friday, April 21 10 am - 5 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 1pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, April 22 10 am - 5 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 1pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


LEGOs FAMILY FUN DAY

2 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22

It's Earth Day! Come build your own "sustainable" creation with our LEGOs. A little friendly competition adds to the fun.


used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Sunday, April 23 1 pm - 3 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 1pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


Doc FletcherDoc Fletcher-Canoeing College Campuses

6:00 pm, Monday, April 24

Welcome back Doc Fletcher!  His newest lecture is on Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses.  This lecture includes paddles of:
* the Rouge River at UM-Dearborn, & by the waterfall at Fair Lane/the Henry Ford Estate Mansion
* the Macatawa River at Hope College in Holland, alongside Windmill Island and its tulip gardens
* the Red Cedar River at MSU, passing by students on riverside hammocks, by the famous landmark and gift of the class of 1873 "The Rock", and the rapids at MSU's Administrative Building, Spartan Stadium
* the Huron River as it winds around the Eastern Michigan University campus & beneath the wooden beauty of the "Tridge", a 3-way footbridge in Ypsilanti's historic Depot Town
* within the UP's Keweenaw Peninsula that Michigan Tech calls home, the Bete Grise River takes you alongside the Mendota Lighthouse, dunes and wetlands, into the lovely Lac La Belle (French for "beautiful lake"), & offers fantastic views of Mount Bohemia.

Doc will be selling his book “Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses”, as well as his other titles.  As always, there will be a drawing for a free trip.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

flagHow to Write your Elected Official and be Heard!

6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 25

This workshop on How to Write Your Elected Official and be Heard! is for you whether you are a new or experienced letter writer. Learn 10 Power Components to writing an effective letter to your elected official that empowers your voice to be heard.

Attending Sessions 2 and 3 are optional after attending Session 1.
Please register in advance.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

pinterestTech Wednesday

3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at Pinterest.

Yoga

Gentle Yoga

10:15 - 11:15 am, Thursday, April 27

Gentle Yoga 101 is for the beginner who would like to learn about the health benefits of yoga- connecting the mind,body, and spirit; learning how to relax the body through meditation and mindfulness; creating an awareness of one's own body and posture. Yoga will sharpen flexibility and balance, and strengthen one's concentration and focus. This class is available for all ages. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.  Participants must sign a waiver before class.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Computers

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 29

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Intro to Computers:  Intro to computers will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it.  It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers.  Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse.

Lori EslickWatercolors are Fun with Lori Eslick

1:00 pm, Saturday, April 29


Learn to paint with watercolors.  Local artist and book illustrator Lori Eslick shows us how.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

NERF BATTLE GAME DAY!

2 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Join us for Joel Tacey's Nerf Battle Game Day! You'll run, dodge, and dive as you try to outwit and outblast the competition. It's a fast-paced, fun adventure using nerf guns. All equipment will be provided.


craftsHackley Craft Club

6:00 pm, Monday, May 1

Join the fun!  Our craft club meets the first Monday of each month.  Participants will be able to request the crafts that will be offered during the year.  Led by Nancy Hartman.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

STORYTIME RETURNS!

6:45 PM, MONDAY, MAY 1

Stories and songs! Movement activities and a craft! Fun for all in the Youth Services Department.


writingHow to write your elected official Session 2

6:00 pm, Tuesday, May 2

This workshop on How to Write Your Elected Official and be Heard! is for you whether you are a new or experienced letter writer. Learn 10 Power Components to writing an effective letter to your elected official that empowers your voice to be heard.
Attending Sessions 2 and 3 are optional after attending Session 1.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

tabletsTech Wednesday

3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at

evernoteTech Wednesday

3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 3


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at Evernote and Todoist, mobile productivity tools.

Yoga

Gentle Yoga

10:15 - 11:15 am, Thursday, May 4

Gentle Yoga 101 is for the beginner who would like to learn about the health benefits of yoga- connecting the mind,body, and spirit; learning how to relax the body through meditation and mindfulness; creating an awareness of one's own body and posture. Yoga will sharpen flexibility and balance, and strengthen one's concentration and focus. This class is available for all ages. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.  Participants must sign a waiver before class.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

short nights of the shadow catcherBook Discussion of Short Nights of the Shadowcatcher.

2:00 pm, Thursday, May 4

HPL is participating in the Community Read program focused on Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan.  We will be distributing free copies of Short Nights in the early spring, compliments of the Muskegon Museum of Art. Timothy Egan will be speaking at the Frauenthal on May 17.  The MMA is showing all of Curtis' photos during 2017, starting May 11.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, May 6

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Intro to the Internet.  Learn how to "surf the net" and find your away around cyberspace.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



All by Myself, Alone
All by Myself, Alone
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2017-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781501131110 Check Our Catalog
A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from -Queen of Suspense- and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark.

Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey
By Jance, J. A.
1901-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780380974078 Check Our Catalog
Former Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont may have cut himself loose from the Seattle police force, but that doesn't mean he's out of the game. As he accompanies his grandmother and her new husband on their honeymoon cruise to Alaska, murder suddenly makes waves. Mistaken for an FBI agent, Beau is inadvertently drawn into the investigation, bringing his skill and sardonic humor to bear on a case …More


Burn
Burn
By Howard, Linda
2010-08 - Ballantine Books
9780345486578 Check Our Catalog
Lottery winner Jenner Redwine befriends kindhearted heiress Sydney Hazlett, who invites Jenner on a charity cruise aboard a luxury liner. But what Jenner gets is more like a Hitchcock movie than a "Love Boat" episode when she's taken hostage. …More


Set Sail for Murder
Set Sail for Murder
By Hart, Carolyn
2007-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780060724030 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Oklahoma Book Award (2008)

When retired newspaper reporter Henrietta OUDwyer Collins responds to a former lover's call for help, she discovers that the flame of love, once kindled, is never completely extinguished in this twisting tale set aboard a murder-filled Baltic cruise. …More

Friday, April 14, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL






WATERCOLOR WITH LORI McELRATH-ESLICK

2 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Spring colors are in the air. Come to Hackley Public Library for Lori McElrath-Eslick's pointers and expertise in painting her beautiful watercolor creations. And then, try out what you've learned while painting a picture of your own.


tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Thursday, April 20 5 pm - 7 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 12pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Friday, April 21 9 am - 5 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 12pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, April 22 9 am - 5 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 12pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


LEGOs FAMILY FUN DAY

2 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22

It's Earth Day! Come build your own "sustainable" creation with our LEGOs. A little friendly competition adds to the fun.


used booksFriends of Hackley Public Library Used Book Sale

Sunday, April 23 12 pm - 3 pm

Please help support the Friends of Hackley Public Library by attending the 2017 Friends Connecting Community Book Sale! Thousands of books of all kinds as well as CD's, DVD's, records and audio books!
Thursday-Friends only!  Memberships available at the door
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23, 12pm - 3pm (bag sale - $3 a bag)
The lower level of the Hackley Public Library - 316 W Webster Ave. Muskegon


Doc FletcherDoc Fletcher-Canoeing College Campuses

6:00 pm, Monday, April 24

Welcome back Doc Fletcher!  His newest lecture is on Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses.  This lecture includes paddles of:
* the Rouge River at UM-Dearborn, & by the waterfall at Fair Lane/the Henry Ford Estate Mansion
* the Macatawa River at Hope College in Holland, alongside Windmill Island and its tulip gardens
* the Red Cedar River at MSU, passing by students on riverside hammocks, by the famous landmark and gift of the class of 1873 "The Rock", and the rapids at MSU's Administrative Building, Spartan Stadium
* the Huron River as it winds around the Eastern Michigan University campus & beneath the wooden beauty of the "Tridge", a 3-way footbridge in Ypsilanti's historic Depot Town
* within the UP's Keweenaw Peninsula that Michigan Tech calls home, the Bete Grise River takes you alongside the Mendota Lighthouse, dunes and wetlands, into the lovely Lac La Belle (French for "beautiful lake"), & offers fantastic views of Mount Bohemia.

Doc will be selling his book “Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses”, as well as his other titles.  As always, there will be a drawing for a free trip.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

flagHow to Write your Elected Official and be Heard!

6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 25

This workshop on How to Write Your Elected Official and be Heard! is for you whether you are a new or experienced letter writer. Learn 10 Power Components to writing an effective letter to your elected official that empowers your voice to be heard.

Attending Sessions 2 and 3 are optional after attending Session 1.
Please register in advance.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

pinterestTech Wednesday

3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 26


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at Pinterest.

Yoga

Gentle Yoga

10:15 - 11:15 am, Thursday, April 27

Gentle Yoga 101 is for the beginner who would like to learn about the health benefits of yoga- connecting the mind,body, and spirit; learning how to relax the body through meditation and mindfulness; creating an awareness of one's own body and posture. Yoga will sharpen flexibility and balance, and strengthen one's concentration and focus. This class is available for all ages. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.  Participants must sign a waiver before class.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Computers

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 29

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Intro to Computers:  Intro to computers will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it.  It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers.  Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse.

Lori EslickWatercolors are Fun with Lori Eslick

1:00 pm, Saturday, April 29


Learn to paint with watercolors.  Local artist and book illustrator Lori Eslick shows us how.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

NERF BATTLE GAME DAY!

2 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Join us for Joel Tacey's Nerf Battle Game Day! You'll run, dodge, and dive as you try to outwit and outblast the competition. It's a fast-paced, fun adventure using nerf guns. All equipment will be provided.