Friday, November 23, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL



Vintage Views along the West Michigan Pike
6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 27
Join Christine and Tom for a road trip on the old West Michigan Pike, now US-31. This historic road was the first continuous, improved route between Michigan City and Mackinaw City. The road along the Lake Michigan coast opened West Michigan to automobile travel and tourism. The authors depict the adventure and romance of motoring showing vintage postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera to illustrate this journey. Time-travel with them through the beautiful West Michigan landscape and quaint towns to hotels and cabins, tourist camps and state parks, and other stops along the road.
Christine and Tom share a love of Michigan and a fascination with its history. They are especially interested in the history of Michigan’s tourism industry. Their collection of antique postcards and tourist and travel ephemera was the inspiration for all of their books: Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike (2011), Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region (2007), Vintage Views of the Charlevoix – Petoskey Region (2005) and Vintage Views of Leelanau County (2002). Three of their books have won Michigan Notable Book awards from the Library of Michigan, with the most recent for Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike.
Christine Byron retired in July from her position as the Local Historical Collections librarian for the Grand Rapids Public Library. She is an avid reader of Michigan history and has collected old Michigan tourist memorabilia for over twenty years.
Tom Wilson retired from Sears Roebuck and Company, where he held various positions in his thirty-seven year career. He is a dedicated postcard collector and has collected Michigan real photo postcards for over sixteen years. Tom operates a business creating prints from old Michigan and Great Lakes tourist and travel ephemera.
Christine and Tom are married and live with their dogs, Max and Willy, in a 1912 Arts and Crafts bungalow in Grand Rapids.
Held in the Julia Hackley Room.
Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.


Tech Wednesday-Twitter
2:30 pm, Wednesday, November 28
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, November 28

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, November 29
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 29
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


Phone & Mail Safety
6:00 PM, Tuesday, December 4
Senior Brigade, a Michigan Seniors Initiative, will speak at Hackley Public Library about phone and mail safety. Learn to:
� Recognize common scams initiated over the phone or by mail/email
� Reduce unwanted phone calls and junk mail
� Report a problem or scam

The Senior Brigade initiative is designed to assist seniors with financial and health care decisions and protect them against scam artists and other predators. For more information visit their website at www.michigan.gov/seniorbrigade.


Tech Wednesday-Learning Express Library
2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 5
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, December 5

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-Basic
11:00 am, Thursday, Dec 6: Computer classes at Hackley Public Library
Hackley Public Library will be offering computer classes this winter. Space on library-owned computers is limited to 18 people, with the possibility of two people sharing a machine.; advanced registration is required for each class. Two identical sessions of each class are available: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. De’Ondra Pentecost will be teaching the classes, which will be held in the Julia Hackley Room. Call the Library’s main desk at 722-7276 to register. Registration starts two weeks before the class. Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.
Computer Class—Basic Computing

Basic Computing will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it. It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers. Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse.


Computer Class-Basic
2:00 pm, Thursday, Dec 6: Computer classes at Hackley Public Library
Hackley Public Library will be offering computer classes this winter. Space on library-owned computers is limited to 18 people, with the possibility of two people sharing a machine.; advanced registration is required for each class. Two identical sessions of each class are available: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. De’Ondra Pentecost will be teaching the classes, which will be held in the Julia Hackley Room. Call the Library’s main desk at 722-7276 to register. Registration starts two weeks before the class. Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.
Computer Class—Basic Computing

Basic Computing will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it. It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers. Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse.