Friday, May 2, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL

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.

Hackley Handy Crafts 
6:00 PM, Monday, May 5

Join craft maven Nancy Hartman 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. This month the craft is making a giant bubble maker. Call HPL for supply lists (most of the time supplies are provided). These are free, and open to the public. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Charles H Hackley Distinguished Lecture 
7:30 pm, Thursday, May 8: Charles H Hackley Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities
On Thursday, May 8, Muskegon native John W. Matthews will present the Charles Hackley Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities. The lecture will focus on lessons learned from the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian and pastor, was involved in efforts opposing Hitler and lost his own life by hanging at age 39 because of it, just three weeks before the German surrender.
Now a pastor himself at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Reverend Matthews will deliver the lecture at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1006 Third Street, Muskegon. According to Matthews, "Despite his death as such a young age, Bonhoeffer's legacy lives on in a series of letters and papers, poetry, fiction and theological discourses he wrote as a student, then as a pastor, and finally as a prisoner." Matthews has dedicated his life to studying and preserving this legacy and is a past president of the International Bonhoeffer Society - English Language Section.
Dr. Steven Demos and Mr. Foley Schuler will receive Commendation Awards for their efforts to support the humanities in Muskegon County.
The event, hosted by the Friends of Hackley Public Library, is free and open to the public. A reception will be held at the library following the program.

Mother's Day Craft 
2:00 pm, Saturday May 10: Mother's Day Craft
Do you love your Mom? Show her just how much with a special craft project. Come to the library to make a wonderful gift and card, just for Mom.

LEGO Mania Family Fun Day 
2:00 pm, Saturday, May 17: LEGO Mania Fun Day
Come join the family fun. Build a great structure, maybe win a treat, and get to display your fabulous creation to all the youth services library patrons. Remember-we'll supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.