Friday, April 18, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL



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


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.


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.


Listening Room with Dan Giacobassi-Flute 
6:00 pm, Monday, April 28: Listening Room with Dan Giacobassi-Flute
Saxophonist and flutist Daniel Giacobassi started singing in his mother's church choirs as soon as he could walk and talk. He very enthusiastically chose to play flute at the age of 8 and followed his sister and brother into the world of professional music careers. Dan enjoyed the rich musical tradition and training of the Muskegon Public Schools and participated in a Blue Lake Fine Arts European tour. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education at WMU in Kalamazoo, MI and taught music for a couple of years. Dan started playing saxophone in his early 20's. He states, “I can never, it seems, say no to music and have thus played in a huge variety of musical groups and situations: Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Celtic, Appalachian, Japanese, and South American folk music, Country, Tex-Mex/Tejano, Rock, Blues, Pop variety, and numerous recording sessions in California and Michigan.” Dan also spent a year playing Western music in Japan, while studying Japanese traditional and classical music. He joined Jive At Five in 2001 as they were recording Forbidden Fruit, contributing as an arranger, saxophonist and flutist.


Score Workshop-Franchising 
5:30 PM, Tuesday, April 29: Franchise-Is it for me?
Franchising is a good choice for getting into business for yourself. Why? Because franchises bring business systems and markets based upon proven results. With such support and brand recognition, why do 50% of the franchises fail?
This workshop explores various facets of franchising, including:
  • Pros and cons of franchise ownership
  • Making choices based upon fit
  • Matching your style with the right franchise
  • Keys to decision making
Lead by Vance Meyer. Pre registration is highly encouraged.

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.


Scrapbooking 
1:00 pm, Saturday, May 3

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 including paper, scissors, stickers, embellishments, letters, stencils, a Cricut die-cut machine, and much more! Lead by Jacqui Bernhardt.