Saturday, July 21, 2018

Check out upcoming events at Hackley Public Library! ~

~Upcoming Events
Hackley Public Library~

Libraries Rock!

Adult Summer Reading Program

June 12 - August 24

Rock out and Read this summer at Hackley Public Library! HPL's “Libraries Rock” Adult Summer Reading program has begun, and will run from June 12 through August 24. Sign up today at HPL, where you will receive a complimentary gift for signing up (complimentary gifts are limited)!
For each library book you read or listen to, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. The more books you read or listen to, the better chances you have for winning!
Everyone who submits at least one entry will automatically be entered into the running for the Grand Prize, which includes four one-day tickets to the Michigan Irish Music Festival and more! We want to extend a huge Thank You to all of our sponsors, who help make our Summer Reading program possible.
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Libraries Rock Logo with musical instrumentsLibraries Rock!

Youth Services Summer Reading Program 

June 12-August 4

Explore all the ways Libraries Rock during our annual Summer Reading Program!  Sign up for an account on Wandoo Reader through our website to track all your summer reading.  Who knows? Maybe you’ll be able to drum up some good prizes!  

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Men with musical instruments outsideMAGICAL WORLD OF MUSIC!


6:00 - 7:00 pm

A world traveler, Mr. Jim invites us to experience MUSIC from around the WORLD! From the alphorn of Germany to the dances in India, from the qilaut drums of the Eskimo to the shofar horn of Israel, and more! Combining music, photos, and magic, this show is for the entire family!

Yolonda Lavender flyer. Music at the library from 6-7pm, on Tuesday, July 24! Yolonda's soul-based sound is fused with jazz, gospel, blues, Hip Hop and R&B.Yolonda Lavender

Music at HPL

6:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 24

National recording artist Yolonda Lavender is a performer you will not want to miss! Lavender hails from Kalamazoo, and is signed with the independent label Truth Tone Records. Her sound is soul-based with gospel, R&B, hip-hop, blues, and jazz influences. She has shared the stage with artists like Erykah Badu, Keith Murray, The Spinners, and En Vogue, and is now bringing her music to Hackley Public Library!
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tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

1:00 - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 25

Having trouble with your tablet? Flustered by your phone? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 to get free, tech help! Walk-ins are welcome.
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Left to Write - creative writing group. Picture shows notebook, pen, and a plant. 'Left to Write'

Creative Writing at HPL

3:30 - 4:30 PM, Wednesday, July 25

Do you enjoy creative writing? Are you inspired by innovative thoughts and ideas? Become a part of 'Left to Write', HPL’s own Creative Writing Group! Here you can share your own stories, participate in exercises, and meet other creative writers. This group will provide a low key atmosphere for writers of all experiences. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to tell your friends! Bring your own paper, and your favorite pen! Facilitated by Donna Iverson, this bi-monthly group will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 3:30 to 4:30 PM.
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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.

publisherComputer Class-Publisher

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Saturday, July 28

This weeks’ topic -- Introduction to Publisher!  You'll learn the basics of Publisher, including how to make posters and signs!
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required, and opens one month before the class.  You can register by calling HPL at 231-722-8011, or by visiting our calendar! Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
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Film Reel with the words: Summer Matinee Movies at HPL

Summer Matinee Movies at HPL

12:00-2:30 PM

Saturday, July 28

Looking for an afternoon of fun out of the hot sun this summer? Enjoy a matinee movie at Hackley Public Library! We will be featuring an exciting new film on the last Saturday of each month. The movie will begin at 12:00pm, and patrons are welcome to bring their own snacks or packed lunch to enjoy. Movies are always fun with friends, so gather together for a day out at HPL! Feel free to call Hackley Public Library or stop in with questions about the movies that are being shown.
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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 3:00 pm

Learn how to draw the amazing characters and beasts from the world of Harry Potter! Illustrator Corine Roberts will guide us step-by-step through a fun drawing class for all ability levels. This program works best for students age 6 and up. Adults should plan on staying if bringing younger children.

tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 1

Having trouble with your tablet? Flustered by your phone? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 to get free, tech help! Walk-ins are welcome, so stop on by!
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Book Buzz Flyer for August! Will meet August 1, from 3:30 - 4:30pm at Hackley Public Library.Book Buzz

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, August 1

This isn’t your standard Book Club! Book Buzz is all about talking to other book lovers about your recently read and/or favorite books. Come ready to share, discuss, and to hear what your fellow readers enjoy. This laid back atmosphere allows for great chatter and everyone is welcome!
Book Buzz will meet the first Wednesday of each month, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 10:00 - 12:00



Come Sell-a-brate the beginning of August! Here's your chance to turn your old toys, books, and games into fun and a little bit of spending money.

Not sure what to sell? No worries! We suggest old books, collectibles, stuffed animals, puzzles, and hand-made crafts. We also wouldn't say no to baked goods or the traditional lemonade stand. Make sure you don't charge more than 50 cents per item!

Children run their own booths--adult help is recommended--and keep what they earn. The event will move to Friday, August 3 in the event of rain.

Interested sellers should bring their own tables, chairs, or beach blankets to sell from as well as money to make change.

pinterest logoComputer Class - Pinterest

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Saturday, August 4

Introduction to Pinterest! Learn what Pinterest is, how to set up an account, search for pins, save pins, etc.
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Please call HPL at 231-722-8011, or visit our online events calendar to register.  Registeration opens one month before the class date. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
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Painted Confetti Tumblers at HPL Flyer. Paint your own glass tumbler with confetti designs. This flyer shows an image of painted tumblers, and the program is from 6-7pm, on Monday, August 6. Registration is Required.Painted Confetti Tumblers

6-7pm, Monday, August 6

Add some color to your beverage!
Join us at HPL to paint a glass tumbler with confetti designs. Use different shades of one color to keep your tumbler cohesive, or choose multiple colors to make it pop!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, as space is limited. To register, please call HPL at (231) 722-8011, or register on our online events calendar.
All supplies will be provided!

Photo credit in flyer:

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Art was in the air at Hackley Public Library!

We recently had two art programs at HPL!

~Rock Painting and Adult Summer Watercolors~


During our rock painting program, everyone painted gorgeous designs. We gave examples of Mandala designed art, as well as a lady bug; however each person could paint whatever their heart desired! :) Creativity was in full swing, as the rock artwork turned out beautifully!


Our Adult Summer Watercolors class was led by Muskegon artist and children's book illustrator, Lori McElrath-Eslick, who gave demonstrations and great techniques to having fun with watercolors. The colors were vibrant, and everyone had their own artistic touch! Everyone did fabulously with their pieces! Thank you SO much to all who came out for these artistic events!

~Rock Painting:

~Adult Summer Watercolors:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Shop For Great Reads At HPL!

Find any good books lately?
When you come to Hackley Library, make sure you check out our "Secondhand Prose" book sale, where you can find fabulous books to add to your own collection! The books are ever-changing, so stop in today to see what's on our book sale shelves! 
Secondhand Prose has two bookshelves downstairs in the lower level hallway, as well as a bookshelf at the bottom of the stairs (to the right of the elevator)! 
Secondhand Prose materials can be paid for at the Circulation Desk. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy Friday Funny!

Happy Friday Funny! 

We hope you spend some time this weekend enjoying good reads, whether it be in a book, on a tablet, or otherwise!

Visit HPL for some intriguing literature, and check out our upcoming summer events!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Advocacy Rocks!

Advocacy Rocks!

It was an honor for Hackley Public Library to receive the Inclusion Award during Disability Pride Day!
Thank you to the Disability Justice League (Disability Network West Michigan) for recognizing our accessible entrances for all to utilize, and for presenting our Director and HPL with the beautifully painted "Advocacy Rocks!" award.
We strive for everyone to enjoy HPL to the fullest, and hope to provide resources for all!