Friday, February 28, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL

MARCH 1 - APRIL 1, 2014
Enter poems, stories, drawings, comics, or any other original creative work. Entries are due April 1, 2014. The best stories, poems, and art will be printed in the "Off the Wall", Hackley Library's publication by and for teens. Contest rules are available at Hackley Public Library.

10:00 AM, Saturday, March 1

Learn the basics of scrapbooking! Hear tips and get assistance in creating memorable scrapbooks, collages, and other gifts for your loved ones. They make great gifts for birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions. Scrapbooking materials and tools will be provided including paper, scissors, stickers, embellishments, letters, stencils, a Cricut die-cut machine, and much more! Lead by Jacqui Bernhardt.

2:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
A fantastic rendition of "Rumpelstiltskin" will be performed by the beautiful marionettes of Stevens Puppets. Join us in witnessing the "fly-apart" marionette, the first of its kind, and an original American art form.

Hackley Handy Crafts
6:00 PM, Monday, March 3:
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. Bring a photo and a piece of wood at least as large as the photo. These are free, and open to the public. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Rails Across Lake Michigan
6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 4:
Michigan’s Lake Michigan Railroad ferrries literally created rails across Lake Michigan from the Michigan ports of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Ludington and Frankfort to the Wisconsin ports of Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Kewanee, and Sturgeon Bay.
The Michigan railroads involved included Ann Arbor, Grand Trunk Western, and Pere Marquette-Chesapeake & Ohio
This program, featuring slides of vintage postcards and photos, describes the rise and fall of these great ferry systems.
Tom Buettner has been giving his programs to West Michigan communities for 22 years.
A resident of Caledonia, Michigan, Tom is noted for presenting programs addressing a multitude of topics – each one well-researched - each one presented in a refreshing manor. This one will be no exception. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Brad Fritcher + Trois - 2013 ArtPrize Jazz Winner
6 pm, Monday, March 10:
Harmonic Integrity x Architectural Properties + Passion = artistic vision beyond the strict confines of the jazz genre’s tradition.
The Brad Fritcher + trois project consists of four eager musicians who are expanding their artistic vision beyond the strict confines of the jazz genre’s tradition. After the first rehearsal on GVSU’s campus, the trio of Brad Fritcher (trumpet), Dutcher Snedeker (piano) and Christian VanDuinen (drums) knew immediately that they were working with something valuable. Shortly thereafter, Ryan Wallace drifted into the bass position and into the studio at Blue Lake Public Radio they went. The album that came forth is one that conveys each member’s ability to communicate intellectually and musically to themselves, each other and the listener. After the release of the album, Blue Lake Studio Sessions, the Brad Fritcher + trois continues to tether audiences to their concepts and their sound with live and intimate performances.
In addition, they went live on Jazz From Blue Lake with Lazaro Vega on May 13. Their debut album Blue Lake Studio Sessions was released on June 11. Their distribution includes, but is not limited to, (iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify,, Rhapsody, emusic, & Google Play). They debuted in eastern Michigan at Detroit’s best kept secret, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall.

Michigan in the Civil War
6:00 PM, Tuesday March 11
This lecture and visual presentation was developed over a 5 year period by Al and Dave Eicher. More than 150 Michigan research centers such as Libraries, historical societies and individuals contributed information and photographs. The presentation includes visits to the many Historic sites relating to Civil War events in Michigan and old photos of places where the recruits joined the Union cause. The producer’s television cameras also went to the Harper’s Ferry Arsenal, Gettysburg Battle fields, the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, the crossing of the Rappahannock River, Petersburg, Bull Run and Fredericksburg. Michigan men and women were there! Today, Michigan has many Civil War reenactment groups which each year set up camps at Old Fort Wayne, Caseville, Huron City, Port Austin and at Jackson, Michigan to name only a few locations. The Jackson event is the largest encampment next to Gettysburg. Nearly, 2,300 troops took part in various battles scenes and are featured in this lecture. This presentation is unique in that it develops a month by month timeline of events in Michigan and at the Eastern battlefields. At the beginning of the war, in April of 1861, Michigan had about 1200 men and a few officers in the State Militia. By January of 1865 nearly 89,000 Michigan soldiers had served in the war. This program in 77 minutes tells true stories about Michigan people and Governor Blair’s search for troops to meet Lincoln’s request. The music and sounds created at the reenactment events make this a very special program relating to Michigan’s role in the Civil War.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Tech Wednesday-Goodreads and Library Thing
3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 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.
March 12 Goodreads/Library Thing

11:00 AM, SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
Learn Spanish with cultural immersion and total physical response method. Cindy Vogel, former bilingual Spanish teacher Grand Haven Public Schools, will lead the program.