Friday, March 7, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL




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, Last.fm, 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


SPANISH FOR KIDS 
11:00 AM, SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
FUN FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-10
Learn Spanish with cultural immersion and total physical response method. Cindy Vogel, former bilingual Spanish teacher Grand Haven Public Schools, will lead the program.


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN 
6:45 PM MONDAY, MARCH 17, 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.


Financial Workshop with PNC Bank 
3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 19: Financial Workshop with PNC Bank
PNC Bank presents Foundations of Money Management at Hackley Library on March 19 at 3 PM. Learn about how to manage your money.


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN 
11:00 AM THURSDAY, MARCH 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.


Scrapbooking 
10:00 am, Saturday, March 22: Scrapbooking
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. Bring your own pictures, newspaper clippings, cards, and other memorabilia, as well as the book you want to put them in. We will provide the rest iincluding paper, scissors, stickers, embellishments, letters, stencils, a Cricut die-cut machine, and much more! Lead by Jacqui Bernhardt.


LEGO MANIA FAMILY FUN DAY 
2:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
Create your own world with LEGOS and DUPLOS. Come on in. We will supply the LEGOS and DUPLOS; you supply the imagination.


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN 
6:45 PM MONDAY, MARCH 24, 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.