Thursday, October 18, 2018

Opening Day of HPL, Oct. 16, 1890


Pictures can say 1,000 words! This photograph says so much more. 

It's Throw-back-Thursday, but this photo represents two days ago in 1890! Hackley Public Library opened with much fanfare on October 16, 1890 at 8:30 am. 
We are grateful for the patronage that has remained throughout our library's history - thank you for helping make HPL something special!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Throw Back Thursday!


Do you remember the Occidental Hotel?

This photo shows a day in downtown Muskegon from the year 1922. Structures, cars, and clothing might have changed throughout time, but the love of Muskegon remains. 
Notice the sign on the lamp post - Hackley Public Library! 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Marty visits 103.7 The Beat!

Director Marty Ferriby
visits 103.7 The Beat!



Longtime Director of HPL Marty Ferriby visited local radio station 103.7 The Beat for an on-air interview with Big Rob! We hope you had the opportunity to listen in! 

We are incredibly grateful for The Beat radio station and everyone involved in this organization. Thank you for a fantastic partnership striving to enrich our community, and for helping spread awareness of HPL resources!


We love The Beat!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happiest Labor Day from Hackley Public Library! We will be closed today in observation of Labor Day, and will open back tomorrow, September 4, at 12:00 pm!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Painted Confetti Tumblers Class (session 1) at HPL!

We had so much fun at our first Painted Confetti Tumblers program! Everyone painted beautifully with vibrant, popping colors to create fabulous confetti designs, and some other gorgeous designs too! Thank you to everyone who came out for this program, you all did amazing work! 








Saturday, August 4, 2018

Looking for some fun? Check out HPL!

There's always something fun to do at Hackley Public Library!

Check out some of our upcoming events that we'll be having. Feel free to call with any questions.  :) 

(231) 722-8011





Painted Confetti Tumblers with an image of painted tumblers with confetti design. Different colored dots surrounding image.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 consistent, or choose multiple hues to make your colors 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: doitandhow.com

Event Calendar

tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 8

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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Left to Write Creative Writing Group with a picture of a pen, notebook, and plant.'Left to Write'
Creative Writing at HPL
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, August 8 
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.
Event Calendar
STORYTIME
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.
Legos at the Library, with Lego characters i nthe background.LEGOS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Spark up your creativity and get busy building! We'll put all our Legos out for a relaxed afternoon of creating and inventing.

Self Defense class at HPL! Registration required as space is limited. Class will be August 11, from 3-4:30pm!Self Defense Class

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 11

Using his 30 plus years of various martial arts experience Scot Demarest, Chief instructor at Lakeshore Martial Arts, put together a class in self-defense that anyone will be able to use. After teaching you an 8-move-combination, Scot will demonstrate multiple different scenarios where you can use this combination in order to defend yourself. Make sure to wear gym-type attire! Registration required as space is limited.
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UFO Flyer! Presentation will take place on Tuesday, August 14, from 6-7:30pm! Dr. Ron PleuneUFO Presentation

6:00 - 7:30pm, Tuesday, August 14

Are you curious or interested in UFOs and stories of personal encounters?  Dr. Ron Pleune has been interested in extraterrestrials ever since he began researching the Billy Meier Story in 2015. He will give a presentation discussing the story of Billy Meier’s contact with extraterrestrials, as well as his personal experiences in signaling UFOs. Mark your calendar for this intriguing and insightful program!
Event Calendar

tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

1:00 - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 15

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!
Event Calendar
STORYTIME
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.
YouTube LogoComputer Class-YouTube
10:30am - 12:00pm, Saturday, August 18
Introduction to YouTube! Learn what YouTube is, how to search for videos, and how to save them for later!
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required, so please call HPL at 231-722-8011, stop in to HPL, or visit our online events calendar (link below) to find the class you are interested in to register! Registration opens one month before the class. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
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Cartoon children dressed as pirates on a pirate ship with a parrot. PIRATE TALES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Hear the rollicking pirates stories-both male and female--from around the world. Your very genial host, Captain Taffy, will tell exciting tales of pirates from many exciting locations including:  England, Germany, Ireland, Morocco, The Caribbean and MORE

Monday, July 30, 2018

Yolonda Lavender - Soulful Music at Hackley Public Library

~Singer/Songwriter Yolonda Lavender performed fabulously for HPL last week! Her soul-based sound gave us a generous helping of jazz, R&B, blues, Hip Hop and gospel influences. She sang for us some original songs, as well as some wonderful covers, which she gave great renditions of. We extend a huge Thank You to everyone who came for this phenomenal performance, and a grateful Thank You to Yolonda Lavender.~