Friday, October 12, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL




Genealogy / Family History Workshop
10:30 am, Saturday, October 13
Presented by the Muskegon County Genealogy Society. For anyone who is excited about researching their family history. You must pre-register; limited to 6 individuals for each workshop. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Local History & Genealogy Department at the Torrent House. Please call 722-7276 ext. 240 to register.


Genealogy / Family History Workshop
2:00 pm, Saturday, October 13
Presented by the Muskegon County Genealogy Society. For anyone who is excited about researching their family history. You must pre-register; limited to 6 individuals for each workshop. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Local History & Genealogy Department at the Torrent House. Please call 722-7276 ext. 240 to register.


Friends of the Library Board Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday, October 15

Meets at the Torrent House


Fall Storytimes
6:45 pm, Monday, October 15
Ages 3-7 Registration Required. Storytelling, picture books, finger plays, holiday tales, and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project and treat. Call 231-722-7276 x 233 to register.


Crafts for Grownups at the Library
6:00 PM, Monday, October 15: Crafts for Grownups at the Library
Every third Monday, from September through May, Nancy Hartman will hold a craft class. Each month will be a different craft. Call the Library for a supply list (231-722-7276)


Hackley Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, October 16

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


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17

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


Computer Class
11:00 am, Thursday, October 18
Computer classes return! De Ondra Pentecost will teach computer skills in the Julia Hackley Room every Thursday during October and November. Registration is required, and opens 2 weeks before the classes start.
Oct 4 and 11: Basic Computers
Oct 18 and 25: Word Processing
Nov 1 and 8: Internet/Email
Nov 15 and 29: Facebook/Twitter


Computer Class
2:00 pm, Thursday, October 18
Computer classes return! De Ondra Pentecost will teach computer skills in the Julia Hackley Room every Thursday during October and November. Registration is required, and opens 2 weeks before the classes start.
Oct 4 and 11: Basic Computers
Oct 18 and 25: Word Processing
Nov 1 and 8: Internet/Email
Nov 15 and 29: Facebook/Twitter


Lego Mania Family Fun Day
2:00 PM, Saturday, October 20
Youth Services department. We'll supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.


Fall Storytimes
6:45 pm, Monday, October 22
Ages 3-7 Registration Required. Storytelling, picture books, finger plays, holiday tales, and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project and treat. Call 231-722-7276 x 233 to register.


Shipwreck of the Thomas Hume
6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 23
On May 21, 1891, the lumber schooner Thomas Hume and its crew of seven sailed out of Chicago, into a spring storm, never to be seen again. The vessel’s owners, Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume of Muskegon, Michigan, could not believe the sturdy lumber hooker could be overcome by rough water. Perhaps a freighter hit it, sank it, then steamed north. Or maybe the crew stole the Hume, repainted it, and sailed away under a different name. The disappearance of the Thomas Hume lingered as one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Great Lakes. In recent years, it even became fodder for UFO stories on the internet.
More than a century after its disappearance, the discovery of the wreck of the Thomas Hume solved the mystery of its disappearance. However, the collection of shoes, clothing, jewelry, coins, and tools found inside generated even more questions. An archaeological investigation by Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates has attempted to solve the riddles posed by the shipwreck. After survey dives, historical research, and detective-like reasoning, the team pieced together not only the Thomas Hume’s career, but how its crew lived, worked, and died on the lake.
Unravel the Mystery of the Thomas Hume with Valerie van Heest. Held in the Julia Hackley Room.
Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.


Tech Wednesday-Skype
2:30 pm, Wednesday, October 24
Tech Wednesdays are 30-60 minute long mini watch-and-learn classes on technical topics. They are held in the Julia Hackley Room twice a month at 2:30 pm and are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your own laptop and follow along.


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 24

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


Computer Class
11:00 am, Thursday, October 25
Computer classes return! De Ondra Pentecost will teach computer skills in the Julia Hackley Room every Thursday during October and November. Registration is required, and opens 2 weeks before the classes start.
Oct 4 and 11: Basic Computers
Oct 18 and 25: Word Processing
Nov 1 and 8: Internet/Email
Nov 15 and 29: Facebook/Twitter


Computer Class
2:00 pm, Thursday, October 25
Computer classes return! De Ondra Pentecost will teach computer skills in the Julia Hackley Room every Thursday during October and November. Registration is required, and opens 2 weeks before the classes start.
Oct 4 and 11: Basic Computers
Oct 18 and 25: Word Processing
Nov 1 and 8: Internet/Email
Nov 15 and 29: Facebook/Twitter


Halloween Magic and Pumpkin Carving
2:00 pm, Saturday, October 27
Kids will learn a magic trick and get a treat. Then join in on the pumpkin-carving fun with special stencils and props to make your jack-o-lantern the coolest pumpkin on the block. Remember to bring in your own pumpkin and we will supply everything else.