Friday, April 27, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL




True Crime in the Civil War
6:00 PM, Tuesday May 1
Tobin Buhk returns to talk about his latest book, True Crime in the Civil War. Tobin is one speaker not to miss! His talks are always fascinating and full of information. Tobin T. Buhk is a Grand Rapids-based freelance writer and coauthor (with Dr. Stephen D. Cohle, Kent County Medical Examiner) of Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner (2007) and Skeletons in the Closet: Tales from the County Morgue (2008). For more information : www.TobinBuhk.com


Tech Wednesday-Facebook
2:30 pm, Wednesday, May 2
Tech Wednesdays
Each class will cover a specific topic and run from 30 – 60 minutes. No registration is required, just show up! All classes will start at 2:30 pm in the Julia Hackley Room. If you have your own laptop feel free to bring it along, otherwise these are watch and learn classes.
May 2 Facebook


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 2

Meets in the Julia Hackley Room
All levels of knitters are welcome, including beginners. Come to learn how to knit, have a problem solved, or just for camaraderie. If you are just starting out, bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a light colored ball of worsted weight yarn, otherwise bring your latest project or your problem project.
For more information call 231-722-7276 and ask for Jocelyn.


Zumba!
6:00 PM, Tuesday May 8
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba Fitness is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Learn more with Lois Morris as she leads an introductory class. Meets in the Julia Hackley Room. Free and open to the public.


Muskegon County Genealogical Society
6:30 – 9:30 pm, Tuesday, May 8
Muskegon County Genealogical Society Board meeting at the Torrent House.


MS Support Group
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Wednesday, May 9

Torrent House


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 9

Meets in the Julia Hackley Room
All levels of knitters are welcome, including beginners. Come to learn how to knit, have a problem solved, or just for camaraderie. If you are just starting out, bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a light colored ball of worsted weight yarn, otherwise bring your latest project or your problem project.
For more information call 231-722-7276 and ask for Jocelyn.


Yarnspinners
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday, May 9

Muskegon's own storytelling group.
Torrent House


Annual Charles H. Hackley Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:30 pm

Friends of Hackley Library will sponsor the 31st Annual Hackley Lecture in the Humanities on Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Muskegon Museum of Art Auditorium. Each year Friends invites someone with ties to Muskegon who has contributed significantly to the humanities to deliver a lecture. This year’s distinguished speaker is John D. Hutson, who grew up in North Muskegon and went on to become Judge Advocate General, the U.S. Navy’s highest-ranking lawyer. He also served as president and dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Hutson, whose speech is entitled “How We Can Lose the War on Terror,” has received many awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the treatment of military prisoners, was interviewed for the HBO documentary “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” and delivered a speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Hutson has been quoted in many sources, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. Possessing a deep interest in social justice and convinced that America’s justice system is its strength, Hutson has partnered with both John McCain and President Obama to prohibit torture of prisoners of war. During his tenure as president, the University of New Hampshire School of Law expanded and key programs, described as “unique to the law school and the envy of every other state,” were put in place. His lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at Hackley Public Library.

At the Lecture, three local people will be honored for their contributions to the humanities in Muskegon. This year’s Hackley Commendees are Peter Turner and Josephine and George Anacker. Three high school seniors will also receive prizes for their entries in the Robinson Essay Contest: Amber Young and Brigid Kiley from Mona Shores and Ellie DeMarse from Reeths-Puffer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hutson

http://youtu.be/SKFxNLy8WU4

http://youtu.be/kUeS9MhbMxA


Genealogy Workshop
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday, May 12
Meets in the Local History Department


Mother's Day Crafts
2:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 12
Mother’s Day is coming. Drop in anytime during the event hours to make a wonderful card and present for that special lady in your life.