Friday, April 26, 2013

Upcoming Events at HPL




Basement Sale
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday, April 26:
Used, worn & obsolete items from the Hackley Library closets & basement Thurs. 4/25 & Fri. 4/26 only. Thurs. numbers starting at 10 am, sale hours 10:30 - 5:00 Fri. 10 am - 4 pm. No books. 316 W. Webster Ave. downtown Muskegon. Cash and checks only.


LEGO MANIA FAMILY FUN DAY
2:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
Come join in the family fun. Build a great structure, win a treat, and display your fabulous creation to all Youth Services Library patrons. Remember--we will supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.


Poet Melba Joyce Boyd
6:00 pm, Monday, April 29
Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd is the author of 13 books, nine of which are poetry. Her latest book, Death Dance of a Butterfly, received a 2013 Michigan Notable Books Award. Roses and Revolutions: The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall received a 2010 Michigan Notable Book Award, an Independent Publishers Book of the Year Gold Award, and was a finalist for a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and a 2010 NAACP Image Award in Poetry. Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press (Columbia University Press) received a Honor for Nonfiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 1981, she received a Michigan Independent Artist Award for her book project, Song for Maya.
In 1997, she was commissioned to write the official poem for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is inscribed inside the museum. Lines from her poem, “We Want Our City Back,” appear in the sculpture, Transcending: Michigan’s Tribute to Labor, in downtown Detroit. She is the producer, writer and director of The Black Unicorn: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press, co-producer of Star by Star: The Poetry and Publishing of Naomi Long Madgett. Boyd is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Ann Arbor, where she received a Doctor of Arts degree in English (1979).


Spring Story Time
6:45 PM MONDAY, APRIL 29
FOR AGES 3 - 7
Storytelling, picture books, finger plays, holiday tales, and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project.
Signup is required.
To register, phone 722-7276, Ext. 230.


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 1 : Good Yarn Knitters
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.


Good Yarn Knitters
5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 8: Good Yarn Knitters
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.


FOR MOTHER'S DAY
MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT FOR KIDS
2:00 SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
It's that time of year again, when we get to show our Moms how much we love them. Kids, drop in and create a wonderful gift and a card, just for Mom.