Friday, January 13, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL



LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

Be a LEGO artist. Build something fantastic with our LEGOs. Win a candy prize award for The Most Creative or The Best Project and showcase your piece in the library for everyone to see.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18

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


MINECRAFT

2 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Do you have what it takes to build and play in HPL's Minecraft community? If so, you better hurry to register. Seats fill up fast!

REGISTRATION BEGINS 12:30 PM, MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND AND IS REQUIRED!  CALL 231-722-8014 TO SIGN UP.

DEADLINE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR CONTEST

4:30 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Be sure we have YOUR entry in the HPL Black History Month Calendar Contest before 5 PM!

 

STORYTIME PLAYDATE

6:45 PM, MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Let's get ready to read by talking, singing, playing, writing and reading. Join Ms. Cassandra for a story, game, craft and treat and help us conquer the battle for literacy.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 25

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

ACTING FOR KIDS WITH MS. LYNN COTTER

1 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

FOR AGES 5-12.

Join former drama coach, Lynn Cotter, for a fantastic acting workshop for kids. Young actors will work through exercises, skits, auditions and put on a mini-production to test their acting skills. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What to read while waiting for...




The Chemist
The Chemist
By Meyer, Stephenie
2016-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316387835 Check Our Catalog In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they
…More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


The Spymistress
The Spymistress
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2013-10 - Dutton Books
9780525953623 Check Our Catalog "New York Times" bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of "a true Union woman as true as steel" who risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war -- and stealing Confederate secrets. …More


Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
By McEwan, Ian
2012-11 - Nan A. Talese
9780385536820 Check Our Catalog Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth." …More



Rules of Betrayal
Rules of Betrayal
By Reich, Christopher
2010-07 - Doubleday Books
9780385531542 Check Our Catalog The most riveting novel yet in Reich's "New York Times"-bestselling series. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents, where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife--an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules. …More

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL



BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR CONTEST ART DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7,

Kids, drop in and get some ideas on who and how to draw for the Black History Calendar Contest.

Pick up your entry form with the contest details at the same time.

Max and Ruth BloomquistRuth and Max Bloomquist

6:00 pm, Monday, January 9

Join Max and Ruth, Muskegon's own folk singers, for an evening of wonderful music.  Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared love not only for each other, but for music and songs made with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart. Ruth and Max immersed themselves in folk, bluegrass, country, singer songwriters, and other acoustic music to create a sound and style all their own.  Learn more at http://ruthbloomquist.com/

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 11

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

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

Be a LEGO artist. Build something fantastic with our LEGOs. Win a candy prize award for The Most Creative or The Best Project and showcase your piece in the library for everyone to see.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18

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


MINECRAFT

2 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Do you have what it takes to build and play in HPL's Minecraft community? If so, you better hurry to register. Seats fill up fast!

REGISTRATION BEGINS 12:30 PM, MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND AND IS REQUIRED!  CALL 231-722-8014 TO SIGN UP.

DEADLINE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR CONTEST

4:30 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Be sure we have YOUR entry in the HPL Black History Month Calendar Contest before 5 PM!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What to read while waiting for...




No Man's Land
No Man's Land
By Baldacci, David
2016-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586516 Check Our Catalog Special Agent John Puller, combat veteran and the army's most tenacious investigator, is back in this action-packed thriller from worldwide #1 bestselling author David Baldacci.

NO MAN'S LAND
Two men. Thirty years.

John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison
…More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


The Wandering Ghost
The Wandering Ghost
By Limon, Martin
2008-11 - Soho Crime
9781569475270 Check Our Catalog Seeking a missing female MP, Sueno and Bascom encounter a wandering ghost. …More



Spoils of Victory
Spoils of Victory
By Connell, John A.
2016-02 - Berkley Books
9780425281567 Check Our Catalog From the author of Ruins of War comes an electrifying novel featuring U.S. Army criminal investigator Mason Collins, set in the chaos of post-World War II Germany.

When the Third Reich collapsed, the small town Garmisch-Partenkirchen became the home of fleeing war criminals, making it the final depository for the Nazis stolen riches. There are fortunes to be made on the
…More

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Upcoming Events

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 4

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

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR CONTEST ART DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7,

Kids, drop in and get some ideas on who and how to draw for the Black History Calendar Contest.

Pick up your entry form with the contest details at the same time.

Max and Ruth BloomquistRuth and Max Bloomquist

6:00 pm, Monday, January 9

Join Max and Ruth, Muskegon's own folk singers, for an evening of wonderful music.  Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared love not only for each other, but for music and songs made with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart. Ruth and Max immersed themselves in folk, bluegrass, country, singer songwriters, and other acoustic music to create a sound and style all their own.  Learn more at http://ruthbloomquist.com/

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 11

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

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

Be a LEGO artist. Build something fantastic with our LEGOs. Win a candy prize award for The Most Creative or The Best Project and showcase your piece in the library for everyone to see.

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What to read while waiting for...




The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
By Whitehead, Colson
2016-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385542364 Check Our Catalog The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans,
…More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Homegoing
Homegoing
By Gyasi, Yaa
2016-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101947135 Check Our Catalog Homegoing is an inspiration. Ta-Nehisi Coates
The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them …More



Underground Airlines
Underground Airlines
By Winters, Ben
2016-07 - Mulholland Books
9780316261241 Check Our Catalog Now a New York Times bestseller
It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred.

A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He's got
…More

Friday, December 23, 2016

Upcoming Events at HPL


FAMILY WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH LORI ESLICK PART I

2:00 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

Learn to paint watercolor with artist/author Lori Eslick. Lori will share her expertise to help you improve your technique so you can get the m ost out of your art experience. This is Part 1 of a two part series. Materials will be provided. This program is for parents and children.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 28

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

FAMILY WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH LORI ESLICK PART 2

2:00 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

Continue to improve with the sedond day of this wonderful art experience with artist/author Lori Eslick as she brings out the artist in each of us. This program is for parents and children.

LEGOs FAMILY FUN

2:00 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

Are you bored at home yet? Come create using our LEGOs. What can you build? Have some fun, enjoy a little friendly competition, and have a great family afternoon while school is still out.

NEW YEAR'S EVE STORYTIME COUNTDOWN

11:00 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

Join Ms. Cassandra for a couple of stories, a craft, a treat and the big New Year's Eve countdown just for kids.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 4

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

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR CONTEST ART DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7,

Kids, drop in and get some ideas on who and how to draw for the Black History Calendar Contest.

Pick up your entry form with the contest details at the same time.