Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL



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.


Fall Storytimes
6:45 pm, Monday, October 29
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.


Werewolves: Not just for dating anymore
6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 30
Just in time for Halloween! Theresa Grant, a forensic anthropologist, will speak at Hackley Public Library about Werewolves. She explores the origins of the werewolf myth, traces it through history, and talks about “local” sightings. Learn about werewolf hunting strategies and see how to distinguish between carnivore and herbivore teeth. Held in the Julia Hackley Room.
Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.


Silly, Not-too-Scary Haunted House
6:30 pm, Wednesday, October 31
Take a walk through our department for a silly scare, give us a trick and we'll give you a treat for Halloween.


Computer Class
11:00 am, Thursday, November 1
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, November 1
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