Thursday, October 3, 2013

Upcoming Events at HPL




HPL YOUTH SERVICES FALL STORYTIME FOR AGES 3 - 7
PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME:
1:00 PM Saturday, October 5
Registration is required. To signup, call 722-7276, ext. 230
Storytelling, picture books, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project.


AFTER SCHOOL ART TUESDAY
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Join us anytime between 3:30 - 6:00 pm after school to enjoy some art. There will be several self-led craft projects to try with supplies available, so you can let your creative ideas flow.


AFTER SCHOOL LEGO WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Join us 3:30 - 4:30 pm to relax and build fun LEGO creations after a hard day at school. (Remember the Library closes at 5 pm on Wednesdays.)


HPL YOUTH SERVICES FALL STORYTIME FOR AGES 3 - 7
PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME:
11:00 AM Thursday, October 10
Registration is required. To signup, call 722-7276, ext. 230
Storytelling, picture books, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project.


KIDS AND PETS
2:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013
Are you trying to talk Mom into getting a puppy? Maybe if you know how to care for the puppy Mom will take you seriously. Kids, join us and the Michigan Humane Society in our Pet Care Program and learn the basics of caring for our furry friends.


Living Roots of Music
6:00 PM, Monday, October 14: The Living Roots of Music
Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on lute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, doucaine, Kiowa courting flute, synthesizers, electric wind instrument and MIDI-pedalboard.
Pelon is a vocalist as well, and her original songs and ancient ballads have been especially appealing to audiences. A Michigan reviewer wrote, "Lauren Pelon is a showpiece by virtue of her beautiful, fervent voice and her extraordinary talents on an assortment of unusual, but authentic instruments."
Ms. Pelon was the recipient of a 2001 “Artist of the Year” Award from Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, and 2010 Artist Initiative Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She studied the history of music and instrumentation both in America and overseas. She has performed in St. Petersburg, Russia at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts, the Conservatory of Music in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China. In a recent overseas tour, Pelon presented concerts throughout New Zealand and Australia, and gave the 18th Annual Gordon Anderson Memorial Lecture at the University of New England, New South Wales. She has also performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras, on television specials and on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
"I am fascinated by the interesting ways people of other cultures and different times have found to make music," says Pelon. "I especially enjoy doing these programs because they differ from ordinary concert performances. They offer not only an opportunity to listen to music, but also a way to think about how music has affected the lives of people all over the world -- from ancient times to our own modern day."
Pelon’s current program melds her own original compositions with her arrangements of music from ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and contemporary Africa and Middle East. William Kearns, American Music Research Center, Boulder, Colorado, called the program "captivating and awesome." A reviewer for The Canberra Times, Australia wrote, “Lauren Pelon has devised a unique evening of entertainment by combining a wide variety of music from many centuries... Her versatility with more than 25 instruments including voice is admirable...an experience made all the more pleasant by Pelon’s relaxed and warm presentation of the rare and unusual.”
This program is co-sponsored by Hackley Public Library and the Lakeshore Museum Center, and will be held at the Lakeshore Museum Center, 430 West Clay Ave.

For more information, please contact Hackley Public Library 231-722-7276.


AFTER SCHOOL ART TUESDAY
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Join us anytime between 3:30 - 6:00 pm after school to enjoy some art. There will be several self-led craft projects to try with supplies available, so you can let your creative ideas flow.


AFTER SCHOOL LEGO WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Join us 3:30 - 4:30 pm to relax and build fun LEGO creations after a hard day at school. (Remember the Library closes at 5 pm on Wednesdays.)


MATH IN THE LIBRARY
12:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013
Math is Fun! Come find out how at Hackley Public Library. Kids play games & do fun activities using math concepts with student leaders from Grand Valley State University.


HPL YOUTH SERVICES FALL STORYTIME FOR AGES 3 - 7
PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME:
1:00 PM Saturday, October 19
Registration is required. To signup, call 722-7276, ext. 230
Storytelling, picture books, fingerplays, holiday tales, and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project.


ZOMBIES IN THE LIBRARY
2:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013
Learn great makeup techniques to be a zombie and then participate in our own version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. Refreshments will be served.