Friday, August 9, 2013

Upcoming Events at HPL



DINOSAURS TO REPTILES
2:00 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Kids, join us for an exciting live animal program exploring the characteristics of dinosaurs, other reptiles, and amphibians of long ago and today.


ROCKS & MINERALS--WHAT'S UNDERGROUND?
2:00 Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Kids! Join us for an "underground journey" with Steve Tchozeski, a retired school teacher who will help us find out about rocks & minerals underground. A "dig" for real geodes is part of this fascinating multi-media presentation.


FAMILY SQUARE DANCE/LINE DANCE
2:00 PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Get out your cowboy boots and western duds. We're having a square dance on the lawn at HPL for a "Michigan" line dance showdown. Kids and their families are invited to do-si-do for a lot of fun.


LEGO MANIA FAMILY FUN DAY
2:00 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Build a structure and win a treat. Structures will be put on display for all Youth Services patrons to enjoy. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.


Jennifer Pharr Davis: Called Again
6:00 pm, Tuesday, August 20
Held at the Lakeshore Museum Center!

In 2011, at the age of 28, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days—an average of an astonishing 47 miles per day—she became the first female ever to set that mark. But this is not a story about records or numbers; this is a story of endurance, faith, and—most of all—love.
Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph (Beaufort Books, June 2013), Jennifer Pharr Davis’s story, in her own words, about how she (supported by her husband Brew) embarked upon her record-breaking endurance hike on the Appalachian Trail in 2011. Together, she and Brew overcame rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100-degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, pain, and tears—a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness.
This is the story of a real person doing something remarkable, without the benefit of a multi-billion-dollar professional sports culture marked by shortcuts and steroids. Jennifer Pharr Davis is that rare thing—an authentic modern-day heroine.

Hackley Public Library and the Lakeshore Museum Center are sponsoring Jennifer's visit.


JOEL TACEY'S GAME FEST
2:00 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
Game Master Joel Tacey hosts a video game event featuring "Rockband", "Guitar Hero III", "Just Dance", "SuperSmash Brothers Brawl", and other games. Drinks and snacks will fuel the palyers. Goofy prizes will reward top players.