Friday, July 6, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL



Fairy Day
2 PM Saturday, July 7

Kids who love Fairies won’t want to miss this. We’ll make “fairy accessories,” join a Fairy
Parade and discover surprises in a Fairy Hunt. Fizzy Faerie drinks and Elf Cookies will
complete the fun. Come in costume, if you like. Signup required. Registration opens June 1


Ulysses Group
10:00 am, Tuesday, July 10
Led by Fran Fisher, this book discussion group meets in the Julia Hackley Room of the Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00-11:30 am. For more information call 231-722-7276 x 222.


Bedtime Stories I
6 PM Tuedsay, July 10

Enjoy preschool stories with a bedtime snack.
Miss Cassandra will share the fun.


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11
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.


Drummunity
2 PM Friday, July 13

Lori Fithian will bring her collection of instruments from all around the world
(including some of her own made from recyclables) for a fun, energizing drum –
community experience. We will drum on the lawn between HPL and the Muskegon Museum of Art. Share the beat with us.


Martial Arts in the Library
2 PM Saturday, July 14

Karate Master Saloman demonstrates the art of karate and the skills needed to practice martial arts.


Friends of the Library Board Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday, July 16

Meets at the Torrent House


Zeemo the yo-yo man
2 PM Tuesday, July 17

Zeemo’s one man circus will include a fast moving blend of juggling, comedy, balancing stunts, as well as award winning yo-yo tricks. Entertaining for children ages 3—103!


Hackley Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, July 17

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


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18
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.


Grace and Grit
11:00 am, Saturday, July 21
Bill Murphy, author of Grace and Grits, will talk about his book during Bike Time! He will also have copies of his books to sell.
From 1910-1916, women adventurers such as Effie and Avis Hotchkiss, Della Crewe, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren, Blanche Stuart Scott would not let societal expectations deter them from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

By car, plane and motorcycle, they did what few others dared and accomplished feats worthy of storytelling a century later. In a world where large portions of the planet were still unexplored and even the settled places were rural and undeveloped, it was an especially remarkable period of history for young women who could lay claim to be the first to accomplish exploratory feats difficult enough for men and history making for women.

Grace and Grit is the first book to tell the stories of several amazing women in the detail necessary to truly appreciate their deeds. Grace and Grit will appeal to anyone who still dreams of conquering a new frontier, as well as enthusiasts of women's history, motorcycles and the development of America's highways.

Bill Sterner of Rider Magazine comments, "This well-researched and engaging book... offers an inspirational story of what these riders accomplished with their epic cross-country motorcycle trips nearly a century ago..."