Friday, February 7, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL






VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS
2:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
Just for little kids ages 3 - 7! Miss Cassandra leads special playtime fun with picture books, finger games, holiday storytelling and a craft project.
SIGN UP REQUIRED!
Phone 231-722-7276 Ext. 230 to sign up for this popular program.


The Listening Room-Kwame Kamau
6:00 PM, Monday, February 10: Kwame Kamau
Local musician Kwame Kamau graces the stage at Hackley Library in February. James plays mostly acoustic guitar, but includes some electronic keyboards as well, in his soul/folk style music. James says his music is mostly about how we are ourselves. Brave the cold and attend the Listening Room concert to hear Kwame James.


WINTER PLAYDATE & STORY FUN (MONDAY EVENING SESSION)
6:45 PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 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.


Whatever Happened to Idlewild
6:00 PM, Tuesday February 11
Coy Davis will show and discuss his film, “Whatever Happened to Idlewild.”


Idlewild was a well-known vacation spot near Baldwin, in Lake County. "People came from all over the country to enjoy themselves. It was truly a Las Vegas style resort", says 61-year old Coy Davis. He remembers it well. He started going to Idlewild as a child in 1951. "And my family built a place there in 1956."

Davis made a documentary called "Whatever Happened to Idlewild. The resort was considered a mecca of black success. "Dr. Daniel Williams, who performed the first open heart surgery had property there. Madam Walker, the first female millionaire had property there."

The "who's who" of the African American community came to Idlewild because of segregation. They couldn't frequent white establishments. The primarily black-owned resort had hotels, restaurants, and lots of entertainment. "They had two Las Vegas style night clubs, both on lakes. They staggered shows so you could go to both shows."

The resort was popular for many years. Then, in 1964, the integration bill was passed. Suddenly, African Americans could go anywhere. Davis moved out of Michigan to pursue a career in broadcasting. "When I came back 20 years later, Idlewild was like a ghostown."

To this day, Idlewild has never been same. The clubs are closed and the crowds are gone.
The beautiful lakes remain. Idlewild is now considered a mecca of African American history. Davis hopes it will be visited by many generations to come.

Free and open to the public. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Tech Wednesday-Publisher
3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12
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.

February 12 Creating Cards in Publisher


WINTER PLAYDATE & STORY FUN (THURSDAY MORNING SESSIONS)
11:00 AM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 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.


FAMILY LEGO MANIA
2:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014
Kids, join us for a lego-building good time as we use our imaginations to come up with cool constructions. Remember, we'll supply the Legos, you supply the ideas.


HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED IN HONOR OF PRESIDENTS' DAY
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014


WINTER PLAYDATE & STORY FUN (THURSDAY MORNING SESSIONS)
11:00 AM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 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.


BLACK HISTORY CALENDAR CONTEST AWARDS
2:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Student artists --- winners in the Black History Calendar Contest --- are honored at this event. Attendees will get a sneak preview of their art which will appear in this spring's HPL Black History Calendar.