Friday, May 4, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL



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.


Hackley Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, May 15

Julia Hackley Room, Hackley Public Library. Open to the public.


Herb Society
6:00 - 9:00 pm, Tuesday, May 15

Meets at the Torrent House


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 16

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.


Children's Gardening
11:00 am, Saturday, May 19
Children’s Gardening
11:00 AM Saturday, May 19--COMPOSTING
11:00 AM Saturday, May 26--PLANTING
11:00 AM Saturday, June 02--HARVESTING
Kids come join master gardener Terrie Hampel as she gets us ready for planting our wonderful spring garden. Ms. Hampel will host three sessions, covering composting, planting and harvesting. Don’t miss this great lesson on self sustainable gardening. You can save lots of money and eat fresh grown produce every day.