Saturday, March 22, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL


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.
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED--Call 231-722-7276 Ext. 230 to register.


The Listening Room-Ray Kamalay's Musical Flea Market
The Listening Room

6 pm, Monday, March 24: Ray Kamalay’s Musical Flea Market: Trifles and Treasures from our Melodious Past

From the time Ray Kamalay picked up the guitar so many years ago, he was looking towards the past. While his young colleagues screeched with distortion and feedback on their new electric guitars, Ray learned sweet chords on his acoustic. Instead of listening to the radio for songs to learn, Ray proceeded to the dusty archives in libraries and antique stores. By the time he was in high school, Ray was endlessly fascinated by old and even ancient music. That fascination continues. Whether its Delta blues or J. S. Bach, the music of Ireland or the music of Brazil, Ray has built a remarkably diverse and historic repertoire of music that is familiar, intriguing and fun. His beautiful voice and wry humor are matched by his fine mastery of the guitar. It is remarkable that anyone can play so many different styles of music so well.
But Ray doesn’t leave it at that. Besides the occasional joke (all “family” material, of course), Ray
often tells the stories of the songs themselves, drawing the audience closer. All of which exposes not only his fine talent, but his great love of the music itself. Ray calls it “The Musical Flea Market: Trifles and Treasures From Our Melodious Past”. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


“Kamalay’s purely acoustic guitar is an accomplished musical conception...but his main purpose is to sing great songs.”


-Lazaro Vega, WBLV-FM
“Ray wraps himself around the music in a manner that is not only stylistically but technically faultless.”
-Kalamazoo Gazette
“...and I thought I’d gone to heaven when Ray Kamalay and Joel Mabus rode high, hard and handsome duelling their swing guitars.”
-Village Voice (review of the Philadelphia Folk Festival)
“Ray has put together a collection of songs that deserves to be reviewed over and over again.”
-Hazen Schumacher, NPR’s Jazz Revisited

Ray Kamalay is a Detroit native who has been a professional musician since 1974. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues including the Edinburgh Festival, Interlochen and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. In 1998, his work with Howard and Ralphe Armstrong was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award.


SCORE: Building a Website
5:30 PM, Tuesday, March 25:
A well-designed website makes your small business visible (to the whole world.) This brings customers to your doorstep, creates credibility, communication and e-commerce with your customers. How will you design and launch your website? Unlike posting on social media, you have complete control of your website. This workshop targets those new to website creation and marketing on the Internet

This workshop will include:
  • Help with design decisions-DIY vs contractor created
  • Costs: designing a website to fit your budget
  • Analytics: measuring the effectiveness of your site
  • How to name your site
  • Importance of content
  • Utilizing social media
  • Legal Issues

Lead by Bob Fountain.

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 Wednesday-Android Phones
3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 26:
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 26 Android Phones


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
11:00 AM THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 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.


BALLET IN THE LIBRARY
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
11:00 AM AGES 3-7
11:30 AM AGES 8-11
Get out those tutus and tiaras and learn about ballet. Join Ms. Pattie from Cassel Gymnastics and Dance for an introductory ballet lessson, music and movement.


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
6:45 PM MONDAY, MARCH 31, 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.


Geocaching
6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 1: Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Learn the ins and outs with Scott Miller of Whitehall, a Charter member of Groundspeak, the organization for Geocachers, and an EarthCache Master, Bronze Level. Scott has found over 1200 caches and has hidden 41. He has been Geocaching since 2001 and is President of the Executive Committee, Michigan Geocaching Organization for 2014. Free and open to the public. For more information about Geocaching: http://www.geocaching.com/


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
11:00 AM THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
FUN FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-7
Storytelling, picture books, finger plays, holiday tales and special fun. Each session ends with a craft project.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED--Phone 231-722-7276, Ext. 230 to sign up.


Scrapbooking
10:00 AM, Saturday, April 5: 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.