Friday, January 3, 2014

Upcoming Events



KIDS' BEGINNING CROCHET
12:30 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014
Kids -- want to learn to crochet? Join us for a series of four afternoons of crocheting with Miss Emma. Beginners ages 8 and up are invited to learn the basic crochet skills and make a simple craft article.
Supplies will be available.


Hackley Handy Crafts
6:00 PM, Monday, January 6: Hackley Handy Crafts

Join craft maven Nancy Harman on the first Monday of each month. Learn a new craft or practice one you already know. These are geared towards older teens and grownups. Call HPL for supply lists (most of the time supplies are provided). These are free, and open to the public. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


The Search for the Westmoreland
6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 7

“ On December 7, 1854, the Propeller Westmoreland foundered in Lake Michigan, near Sleeping Bear Dune, killing seventeen of her crew and passengers. Seventeen crew and passengers lived, however, and landed in lifeboats on the shore of Platte Bay. Soon after the passenger steamer’s sinking, rumors began circulating of $10,000 in gold coins in her safe and 280 barrels of whiskey in her hold. For the next 150 years the Westmoreland was one of the most sought after shipwrecks in all the Great Lakes, eluding salvagers, treasure-hunters and divers alike. Join author/shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson in exploring the legend, history and discovery of Lake Michigan's treasure shipwreck”. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Genealogy / Family History Workshop
10:30 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2014
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. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Local History & Genealogy Department at the Torrent House. Please call 722-7276 ext. 240 to register.


Genealogy / Family History Workshop
12:30 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2014
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. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Local History


KIDS' BEGINNING CROCHET
12:30 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014
Kids -- want to learn to crochet? Join us for a series of three afternoons of crocheting with Miss Emma. Beginners ages 8 and up are invited to learn the basic crochet skills and make a simple craft article.
Supplies will be available.


WINTER WONDERLAND MAGIC SHOW WITH MAGICIAN GORDON RUNN
2:00 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014
COME ONE, COME ALL--for the wonderful magical show with magician Gordon Russ' own special brand of comedy and magic with a winter theme. This show is fun for kids of all ages.


WINTER PLAYDATE & STORY FUN (MONDAY EVENING SESSION)
6:45 PM MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
FUN FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-7.
Storytelling, picture books, finger plays, holiday tales and special fun. The session will end with a craft project.
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED--Call 231-722-7276 Ext. 230 to register.


How to Start a Nonprofit
5:30 PM Tuesday, January 14: How to Start a Nonprofit
It doesn’t matter if you are in business to make a profit or if your business is to change the world, you still have to do it right. While profit is not the main motivation of nonprofits and community organizations, you must be fiscally solvent to remain in operation. This workshop is designed to guide the successful start-up and development of nonprofit organizations, by focusing nonprofit leaders on the business side of a successful nonprofit organization.

Brought to you through Score, a national organization of active and retired businessmen and women who volunteer their time to share their expertise with small businesses as well as new business start-ups. Their objective is to help America’s small businesses grow and prosper.


Tech Wednesdays-Social Networking
3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 15: Tech Wednesdays-Social Networking
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 3:00 pm and are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your own laptop and follow along.


WINTER PLAYDATE & STORY FUN (THURSDAY MORNING SESSIONS)
11:00 AM THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
FUN FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-7.
Storytelling, picture books, finger plays, holiday tales and special fun. The session will end with a craft project.
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED--Call 231-722-7276 Ext. 230 to register.


SPANISH FOR KIDS--ANIMALS
11:00 AM SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
Fun for children ages 3--10
Hey, kids --- learn the Spanish language with cultural immersion and total physical response method. Cindy vogel, former bilingual Spanish teacher for Grand Haven Public Schools, will lead the program. This Spanish program will be offered in two sessions. Each session will focus on a specific topic.


KIDS' BEGINNING CROCHET
12:30 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
Kids -- want to learn to crochet? Join us for a series of two afternoons of crocheting with Miss Emma. Beginners ages 8 and up are invited to learn the basic crochet skills and make a simple craft article.
Supplies will be available.


LEGO MANIA FAMILY FUN DAY
2:00 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
Create your own world with LEGOs and DUPLOs. Come on into the library. We will supply the LEGOs. You supply your imagination.