Friday, June 6, 2014

Upcoming Events

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.

Adult Summer Reading Starts
Starting June 9 Summer Reading for Adults returns! This year’s theme is Literary Elements. Why let kids have all the fun? Join the Adult Summer Reading Program at Hackley Public Library. For each book you read (or listen to: audio books count too!) you can put your name into a drawing.
How does it work?
1. Sign up for the program at the Circulation Desk starting on Monday, June 9.
2. Read or listen to a book (or two or three!) from the Library (eBooks from our collection count!). We’ll have a special prize for everyone who submits at least one entry.
3. Fill out a form for each book, indicate the prize you want, and put it in the drawing jar. August 23rd will be the last day to enter.
5. At the end of August we will draw names for each prize and from all the entries for a grand prize.
Optional: You may write a short review of the book you read that we will post on our website. We will not include your name with the book review.
No reading logs, no minimum number of books to read. Read what you want and as often as you want. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!
Sponsors include, but are not limited to, Benson Drugs, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Ginman Tire, Glenside Pub/Northside Pub, Jen Cross-Modiv Coach, Keep in Touch Massage, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, Muskegon Museum of Art, West Michigan Symphony, and Witt Buick.
Last year over 200 people participated in the program. Be part of the fun!

1:00-4:00 PM MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
Join us at the Library for summer reading fun! Monday, June 9, 2014 is the opening day for "Fizz, Boom, Read!", Hackley Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Get in on the fun! Kids sign up for the program and get their reading logs to record all the great books they read during the summer. Kids will also play some games, win fun prizes, and feast on ice cream! Our special project for opening day is Sandpaper Art T-shirts. Please bring in your own T-shirt to do this project.

The Shocking Case of Helmuth Schmidt, Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer.
6:00 PM Tuesday, June 10: The Shocking Case of Helmuth Schmidt, Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer.

A wild story about the search for a missing New Yorker in Detroit that turned into a bizarre case involving a man who used personals to dupe lonely widows, and a fascinating glimpse into the world of law and order in Detroit circa 1917-1918, where Detroit's three-man (yes, only three men back then) Homicide Bureau hunted the city's worst criminals. The book was written by Jenison-based author Tobin T. Buhk, a historical crime novelist and English teacher at Forest Hills Central Middle School. Buhk’s past work includes “True Crime in the Civil War,” “True Crime in Michigan: the State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases,” “Cause of Death” and sequel “Skeletons in the Closet,” co-authored with Grand Rapids medical examiner Stephen Cohle.

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

2:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
Want to check out an alligator up close? Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, a Michigan rescue agency, will be bringing a few of their scaly friends to the Library. Come find out all about alligators!

Teen Book Page Poetry
3:00 PM Thursday, June 12, 2014
Drop in between 3:00 and 4:00 PM to create a poem from a book page, using a black marker to circle the words you want to use and black out the ones you don't, creatively leaving a beautiful expression of art.
If you leave your creation, we'll put it on display!
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1:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Remember Dad for Father's Day!
Drop in between 1 & 4 PM to create a wonderful gift & card, just for Dad.

12:00 PM MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
Drop in anytime during regular library hours. Play our "Fizz, Boom, Read" game for prizes. You need to have read at least one different book at your reading level each time you play the game. (One turn per day.) This game is also open to toddlers who have been read to. Get your name in our drawing for great summer reading prizes. The more times you visit, the more chances you have of being a winner!

Teen Index Card Graffiti
3:00 PM Tuesday, June 17
Drop in between 3:00 & 4:00 PM. Use YOUR gift of design and OUR markers to make one word/name graffiti on a card. Best design wins a prize. Leave your card, with your name and phone # on the back of the card, for us to display.
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Finances for Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18

PNC presents a financial topic.

12:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
There has been a crime committed at the library, and YOU are invited to figure out who did what, with what, and where. Play our child-friendly game of "Clue" with a story designed for the library. The characters for this game are princesses, pirates, and superheroes!
Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite princess, pirate, or superhero. See if YOU can figure out who the "bad guys" are!

11:00 AM SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014
It's "Taste of Muskegon" downtown. Join us outside on the sidewalk on Third Street next to the Library for drawing, hopscotch, jump rope and other games that we can create using sidewalk chalk.