Friday, November 30, 2012

Upcoming Events at HPL




Kid's Winter Sports
2:00 pm, Saturday, December 1
Kid's Winter Sports--See a luge up close and learn about ice skating, cross country skiing & snowshoeing.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex staff will bring a mini luge and tell kids and families about winter fun right here in Muskegon.


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.


Reindeer Petting Zoo
2:00 pm, Saturday, December 8
See live reindeer here at Hackley Public Library! The Library is partnering with the Muskegon Museum of Art for this special day. Visit the Art Museum for a reindeer-themed art project, then see and learn about the actual reindeer here on the library lawn.


Math in the Library!
5:00 pm, Monday, December 10
--Kids, Challenge your physical and mental abilities! Find out how much fun math can be. GVSU Math Education students bring games & fun activities that will boost your math skills while you are having a great time! For students in Grades K - 8.


Ulysses Group
10:00 am, Tuesday, December 11
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.


Glory, Valor & Sacrifice; Michigan Sites Significant to the Civil War
6:00 PM, Tuesday, December 11

David Ingall, author of Glory, valor & sacrifice : Michigan sites significant to the Civil War, comes to Hackley Library to talk about his book and to sign copies. The book is “a comprehensive guidebook to Michigan Civil War sites "featuring: landmarks, markers, monuments, buildings, exhibits, forts, graves." Mr. Ingall did some of his research in the Muskegon area. This should be a very interesting talk! Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.

David is a Michigan native and a past assistant director of the Monroe County Historical Museums. He has done research on the War of 1812, the Civil War, and General George Armstrong Custer.


Tech Wednesday-Hoaxes, Scams, and things that go bump in the night
2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 12
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 12

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-Word
11:00 am, Thursday, Dec 13: 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-Word Processing

Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.


Computer Class-Word
2:00 pm, Thursday, Dec 13: 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-Word Processing

Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.


Visit from Santa & Build a Graham Cracker House
2:00 pm, Saturday, December 15
--Kids, get your wish list ready for Santa. Santa will visit the library, checking whether kids have been naughty or nice! Parents remember your camera for a great photo opportunity! Then we will have goodies available for you to create your own Graham Cracker House to take with you.