Friday, March 1, 2013

Upcoming Events at HPL






Off the Wall Writing & Drawing Contest For Teens
March 1 – April 1, 2013
Enter poems, stories, drawings, comics, or any other original creative work. Entries are due April 1, 2013. The contest is open to all students grade 6-12. The best stories, poems and art will be printed in “Off the Wall,” Hackley Library’s publication by and for teens. Contest Rules available at Library. All art work must be in black & white.
HACKLEY COFFEE HOUSE!
Winners read their work, Artists are featured in the HPL Gallery!
6:30PM Wednesday, April10
Coffee, eats and music


Fingerknit a headband, necklace or bracelet with Miss Phyllis
2 PM, Saturday, Mar 2
Kids, learn how to knit using only your hands and yarn. No knitting needles will be needed with this easy method. Create a headband, necklace or bracelet to take home. Miss Phyllis will lead the program.


Tech Wednesday-Pinterest
2:30 pm, Wednesday, March 6
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 pm, Wednesday, March 6
Open to knitters of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Learn to knit, hone your skills, help other knitters! For more information call 231-722-7276 and ask for Jocelyn. Meets every Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.


Ari and Mia
6:00 PM Wednesday, March 6
Ari & Mia, Boston's Americana sister act, are a soulful and spirited acoustic accompanied duo exploring the traditions of Southern Appalachia, Northeastern fiddle music, and the realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their hearts also lie with early American swing and jazz music. Combine this with their bold approach to song and tune-writing and their interpretations of traditional music and the result will open hearts and dance floors. Ari & Mia's "intricate arrangements, soaring harmonies, infectious grooves and intuitive improvisations combine an old-time sensibility with a truly adventurous spirit," says Hankus Netsky of New England Conservatory. Their new album, "Unruly Heart," ranked high on the national folk radio charts for 2011.
Ariel Friedman, a classically trained cellist from the Boston area, is one of few musicians to be challenging the boundaries of cello-playing. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 where she studied cello performance with Hans Jorgen Jensen, and received a masters of music in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory in 2011. A winner of ASTA's 2009 Alternative Styles Award, she is in current exploration of American roots traditions, early jazz and standards, and in composing songs and pieces influenced by her diverse musical tastes. She tours internationally with Scottish National Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, plays with New England's highly acclaimed fiddle band, Childsplay, and has taught at fiddle camps from New England to New Zealand.
Born into a musical family, Mia started playing violin and singing at an early age. She has her roots in Americana and old-time Appalachian traditions, and blends this with contemporary experimental music in her compositions. In 2012, she graduated from New England Conservatory where she studied with Anthony Coleman, Carla Kihlstedt, and Hankus Netsky, and is an active composer, performer, and educator. Her song "Across the Water" won the 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category. She tours around the United States with Ari and has her own solo act.
To hear a sample of their music visit http://ariandmiafriedman.com/music/index.html


Computer Class-Couponing
11:00 am, Thursday, March 7
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 meeting room on the lower level. 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.

March 7: Couponing: Save money by printing coupons from the Internet. Learn which sites to go to to get good deals.
March 14: Basic: 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.
March 21: Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.
March 28: Internet/Email: Learn how to "surf the net", set up an email account, and find your away around cyberspace.


Computer Class-Couponing
2:00 pm, Thursday, March 7
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 meeting room on the lower level. 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.

March 7: Couponing: Save money by printing coupons from the Internet. Learn which sites to go to to get good deals.
March 14: Basic: 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.
March 21: Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.
March 28: Internet/Email: Learn how to "surf the net", set up an email account, and find your away around cyberspace.


Genealogy / Family History Workshop
10:30 am, Saturday, March 9
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.


Lego Mania
2 PM Saturday, Mar 9
Create your own world with LEGOs. Come on in. We’ll supply the LEGOs. You supply the imagination.


Genealogy Family History Workshop
2:00 pm, Saturday, March 9
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.


Ulyssses Group
10:00 am, Tuesday, March 12
Led by Pat Wade and Beth Carozza, this book discussion group meets in the Julia Hackley Room of the Library on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00-11:30 am. For more information call 231-722-7276 x 222.


Made in the Mitten
6:00 PM Tuesday, March 12, Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History

Michigan is the second-most agriculturally-diverse state in the country. From cherries and grapes to blueberries and pumpkins, peaches and apples to asparagus and celery (and many, many more), the Great Lakes State is often referred to as the “Mitten of Plenty.” Add to that a growing industry focused on locally-sourced products such as cheese, poultry, sauces, jams, breads, chocolates and SO much more, and you have a feast just waiting to be devoured. Michigan is also home to many significant food manufacturers — such as Kellogg’s, Better Made Potato Chips, American Spoon Foods, Biggby Coffee, Jiffy Mix and Kowalski meats, just to name a few — that have helped shape Michigan’s culture. This program will not only introduce audiences to Michigan’s rich foodie and agricultural history, but will allow everyone to sample a few Michigan-made products as well! Brought to you through the generosity of the PNC Foundation.


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 pm, Wednesday, March 13
Open to knitters of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Learn to knit, hone your skills, help other knitters! For more information call 231-722-7276 and ask for Jocelyn. Meets every Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.


Computer Class-Basic
11:00 am, Thursday, March 14
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 meeting room on the lower level. 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.

March 7: Couponing: Save money by printing coupons from the Internet. Learn which sites to go to to get good deals.
March 14: Basic: 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.
March 21: Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.
March 28: Internet/Email: Learn how to "surf the net", set up an email account, and find your away around cyberspace.


Computer Class-Basic
2:00 pm, Thursday, March 14
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 meeting room on the lower level. 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.

March 7: Couponing: Save money by printing coupons from the Internet. Learn which sites to go to to get good deals.
March 14: Basic: 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.
March 21: Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.
March 28: Internet/Email: Learn how to "surf the net", set up an email account, and find your away around cyberspace.


History Speaks Puppet Show
2:00 pm, Saturday, March 16
Puppets are fun and you can learn a lot from them -- History, Manners and a whole bunch more. Take a trip to the past with former MPS teacher Ann Marie Easley and her animated puppet friends.