Friday, April 11, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL






Self Publishing Workshop with Rose Hammond
2:00 - 4:00 pm, April 12: Self Publishing Workshop with Rose Hammond

Join Rose Hammond as she explains the ins and outs of self publishing. Ms. Hammond has self published a number of books and will share her knowledge of how to be successful. Space is limited, so please sign up by calling 231-722-7276.


ORIGAMI WITH THE "M. JR. WRAPPERS"
2:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
Origami is one of the coolest art forms around. You can make anything by folding paper. Join Jeff Closz and team as they take paper folding to a whole new level.


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
6:45 PM MONDAY, APRIL 14, 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 Autoharp with Adam Miller
6 pm, Monday April 14, The Listening Room: Autoharp with Adam Miller

LEGENDARY FOLKSINGER, STORYTELLER, AND AUTOHARP VIRTUOSO

"I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history,
and how history travels through folksongs."
- Adam Miller

One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folk singer and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, and song-collector, he has amassed an impressive repertoire of over 5,000 songs. He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer/songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.
"One of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times."
- George Winston
Adam’s solo autoharp performance video of “Polly Swallow” has received over 4,000 viewings on YouTube. Mike Fenton’s melody was inspired by a circa 1890 studio portrait of a beautiful 18-year-old fisher girl, Polly Swallow of Church Street, in Whitby, by English photography pioneer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe:
He also has a YouTube video of the well-loved 19th-century cowboy folksong “Zebra Dunn:”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjivD5X2bLg


Finances for Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 16: Finances for Lunch

FDIC Keep it Safe: Your relationship with your bank is only the beginning of your available resources for financial security. Become familiar with financial concerns like identity theft and about preparing for the unexpected. Learn how your careful planning can help you through financial emergencies.

Presented by PNC Bank.


SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
11:00 AM THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 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.


RAINBOW EASTER EGGS
2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
BE SURE TO BRING 2 OR MORE HARDBOILED EGGS TO DECORATE
Join us for HPL's Annual Egg-stravaganza!
Make amazing Easter eggs with multicolored swirls, dots, and stripes. Eggs are dipped again and again to build up a rainbow of colors. Drop in anytime during event hours.
FAMILIES BRING THEIR OWN HARDBOILED EGGS TO TAKE PART



SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
6:45 PM MONDAY, APRIL 21, 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.


HACKLEY COFFEE HOUSE
6:30 PM MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
FOR WINNERS OF THE "OFF THE WALL" WRITING & DRAWING CONTEST FOR TEENS
Winners read their work! Artists are featured in the HPL Gallery!
Coffee, cocoa, and cookies.


Fatal Crossing
6:00 PM, Tuesday April 22: Fatal Crossing
As a furious squall swept down Lake Michigan on June 23, 1950, a DC-4 with 58 souls on board flew from New York toward Minnesota. Minutes after midnight Captain Robert Lind requested a lower altitude as he began crossing the lake, but Air Traffic Control did not comply. That was the last communication with Northwest Airlines Flight 2501. The Navy and Coast Guard were unable to locate the wreck, rendering it impossible to determine a cause for this tragic accident. Over a half century later, nationally acclaimed author and explorer Clive Cussler of the National Underwater and Marine Agency teamed up with the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to pick up the search where the government left off and attempt to solve the mystery of the plane’s disappearance.
This gripping and suspenseful narrative begins as the team sets out upon its quest, an expedition fraught with disappointments and surprising discoveries as the explorers plow through archives and scour the lake bottom. An unexpected meeting with a victim’s son prompts a search of a different kind, one that would be more illuminating than submerged sections of twisted aluminum. Weaving past and present together through meticulous research and heart-rending interviews, V. O. van Heest paints a captivating portrait of the victims, vividly recreates the last few hours of Flight 2501, and reveals that the answers are sometimes found in unexpected places.
V. O. Van Heest is an award-winning author of five previous books. An historian, museum exhibit designer, diver, and shipwreck hunter, van Heest has spent eight years researching the topic of this book.

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


Tech Wednesday Photos
3:00 pm, Wednesday, April 23: Tech Wednesdays-Photos
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.



SPRING PLAYDATE & STORYTIME FUN
6:45 PM MONDAY, APRIL 25, 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.


BALLET IN THE LIBRARY
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
11:00 AM AGES 3--7
11:30 AM AGES 8--11
Get out your tiaras, tutus, and leotards! Come meet Ms. Patti from Dassel Gymnastics and Dance and enjoy the fun of having an introductory ballet lesson, music, and movement.


LEGO MANIA FAMILY FUN DAY
2:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
Come on in and create your own world with LEGOs and DUPLOs.
We'll supply the LEGOs.
You supply the imagination.