Friday, May 23, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL

Search for the Westmoreland 
6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 27

“On December 7, 1854, the Propeller Westmoreland foundered in Lake Michigan, near Sleeping Bear Dune, killing seventeen of her crew and passengers. Seventeen crew and passengers lived, however, and landed in lifeboats on the shore of Platte Bay. Soon after the passenger steamer’s sinking, rumors began circulating of $10,000 in gold coins in her safe and 280 barrels of whiskey in her hold. For the next 150 years the Westmoreland was one of the most sought after shipwrecks in all the Great Lakes, eluding salvagers, treasure-hunters and divers alike. Join author/shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson in exploring the legend, history and discovery of Lake Michigan's treasure shipwreck”. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Local Author Fair 
Noon - 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 31
On Saturday, May 31 local authors will be at Hackley Public Library to discuss their work, sell and autograph their books, and chat with the public. Whether you’re an avid reader or writer, this is your chance to get to know and support the local authors from West Michigan.
Writers representing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, teens, and children’s books will be available, and each author table will feature copies of selected works available for purchase and signing.
Save the date, tell everyone you know, and join us for our first Local Author Fair!

Michigan Town and Country Inns 
6:00 pm Tuesday, June 3: Michigan Town and Country Inns
Susan Newhof (Spirits and Wine) returns to HPL to talk about her new book, Michigan Town and Country Inns. The book describes inns around the state of Michigan. Susan has been writing and updating this series for a number of years.

10:00 am, Saturday, June 7: 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.