Monday, February 11, 2019

Pictures from 2019 BHM so far!

We've been having a great Black History Month at Hackley Public Library!

There are more programs to come at HPL, so make sure you check out for more details! 

Check out these pictures below from programs that we've had so far this month. Visit our Flickr photo link for more pictures from these events, and other HPL images!  

 Our 5th Annual BHM Trivia Contest showcased everyone's knowledge of Black History, and the competition was on fire!

Our Mud Cloth Design Class participants, hard at work on their artistic creations!

A snapshot from our Open Mic Poetry Night, where patrons shared their own or favorite poems, and enjoyed an evening of quiet inspiration.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Closing early due to weather!

Hackley Public Library will close early on Tuesday, January 29 due to inclement weather. 

Our Christ Temple Inspirational Gospel Choir program is canceled for this evening. We hope to reschedule this program for a later date, and will follow up with more details. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

We hope you have a safe and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

In observation of this holiday, Hackley Public Library is closed today, January 21, 2019.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ecclectic Music at HPL

It was an afternoon of music at HPL!
The Whiskey Charmers sure delivered a fantastic performance the other day at Hackley Public Library, bringing a nice mix of several musical genres. 
Their music has been described as having Country, Americana, Folk, and Rock influences, which brought a variety of tones to a great crowd. 
Some fans have described their music as similar to 'riding through the desert with top down.' On a cold January afternoon, they sure warmed our hearts with intriguing sounds and soul. 
A huge thank you to everyone who came out for this inviting program!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

TBT From Muskegon, MI

Happy #TBT, with a photograph showing close-ups of individuals in downtown Muskegon. Unfortunately no date is listed, though it shows the Francis Jiroch Cigar Manufacturer as being located on 19 W. Western Ave. (south side of Western Ave. between Terrace St. and Jefferson St).

As found in a periodical:
"Francis Jiroch is a native of Austria...He came to Muskegon when a lad, and learned the cigar trade and started business for himself in 1866. He owns his own block, employs a large number of men and in addition to his being one of the directors of the Lumbermen's Bank...His leading ten cent brand is the 'F.J.' which has a large local sale, 'Star' and 'Little Sailor' are his leading five cent brands."

credit: HPL Local History Dept. and Periodical, "Headlight Flashes Along the Grand Trunk Railway System: Muskegon, Michigan, by Chicago Railroad Publishing Co."

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sock Snowmen without the Snow!

There might be very little snow outside (hello January!), but that didn't stop us from making cute little snowmen at Hackley Public Library!

Our patrons made adorable snowmen out of socks, beans, buttons and beads! Each snowman has its own unique personality, and the creativity was marvelous! 
Thanks to everyone who came out for this fun craft! 

Here are some of the pictures taken of the cute snowmen and their makers!


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy Birthday to Charles Hackley!

Happiest Birthday to the one-and-only, Charles Henry Hackley!

Today marks a special anniversary, the birth of a man who contributed to the betterment of Muskegon in many ways throughout time.