Friday, October 31, 2014

Upcoming Events at HPL






Saturday Computer Class-Basic
11 am, Saturday November 1

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Basics of computers: Basic Computing will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it. It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers. Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Basic
12:15 pm, Saturday, November 1
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Basics of computers: Basic Computing will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it. It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers. Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


JOEL TACEY'S SPOOKTACULAR COMEDY SHOW
2:00 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
Let's stretch Halloween for another day! Come watch Joel Tacey's wild, wacky, not-too-spooky comedy show. Amazing fun for the whole family.


Hackley Handicrafts
6:00 pm, Monday, November 3
Learn a new craft with Nancy Hartman! This month she will introduce you to the new craze, Arm Knitting. Nancy will start by teaching how to finger knit using worsted weight yarn to make it bulky enough to use for arm knitting. Bring your own worsted weight or super bulky yarn.

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


Muskegon-A Step Back in Time
6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 4
Take a step back in time and see Muskegon as it was-the Occidental Hotel on Western Ave, the bustling Union Station and Goodrich Docks, and the Wonderful Lake Michigan Park. Featuring vintage postcards that told Uncle Ben and Aunt Mary back home what a great city Muskegon was.
Tom Buettner has been giving his programs to West Michigan communities for 22 years. A resident of Caledonia, Michigan, Tom is noted for presenting programs addressing a multitude of topics – each one well-researched - each one presented in a refreshing manor. This one will be no exception. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Word
11:00 am, Saturday, November 8

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Word
12:15 pm, Saturday, November 8

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Local author Kevin Estes
1:00 pm, Saturday, Nov 8
Kevin Estes will talk about his new comic book, Kevin Kaos, and sign books.


LEGO MANIA FAMILY FUN DAY
2:00 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Bring all the kids to our fun LEGO day! Enjoy some quality family time creating interesting items with our LEGOs here at the library. We've got both LEGOs and Duplos - so all ages from 1 - 101 (at least) are welcome.


Matthew Ball-Boogie Woogie Pianist
6:00 PM, Monday November 10
The Hackley Public Library is pleased to announce the next performance in its monthly concert series. This month features Matthew Ball, Boogie-Woogie Pianist. The Holland Sentinel says, "Matthew Ball is one of Michigan's premier blues & boogie-woogie pianists!" With a performance history spanning jazz fests to symphony appearances throughout the Mid-west and Canada, as well as recent appearances on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition" Matthew has been described as a "rising giant in the field."
Remarkably Ball's start in Jazz only began in 2001 after he attended a hometown boogie-woogie festival. He was so awestruck by the performances he saw that night, he left his career as an attorney to become a blues & boogie-woogie performing artist. With a lot of time, work, and effort over the next few years Ball would reach a breakthrough in 2005 with a career launching performance at the exclusive Arches Piano Stage in Cincinnati where he shared the stage with some of the same musicians that first inspired him to play back in 2001.
For more information check out his website: http://www.boogiewoogiekid.com/

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


Orphan Train
6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 11
Did you know 12,500 orphans from New York City and the Boston area were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927. The production company spent a year and a half in research and searching for photos of the Orphan Train Riders in Michigan. They have produced a television documentary about this event in Michigan’s history, depicting in great detail the selection process and being an Orphan Train Rider.

The first Orphan Train Riders (14 boys), arrived in Dowagiac, Michigan on a Sunday morning in late September 1854, traveling on the Michigan Central Railroad. By 1927, forty-three Michigan towns would also receive orphans from the “Baby Train”, as it was sometimes called. Most of the children came from the New York Children’s Aid Society and the New England Home for “Little Wanderers”. Thirty nine percent were girls, and most children were never adopted.

Learn more about the Orphan Train when Program Source International comes to HPL to present a program on this fascinating part of Michigan history.

For more information check out their website at: http://www.program-source.com/orphan-train-in-michigan/

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


Ipad Class
1:30 pm, Wednesday, November 12
Want help using your Ipad or Kindle? Hackley Public Library can help!

On November 12 at 1:30 pm HPL staff will hold a class on iPads.

On November 19 at 1:30 pm HPL staff will hold a class on Kindles

Both classes run about an hour and will be held in the lower level meeting room (the former Local History space). Class size is limited to 15, so call 231-722-7276 to register.

This program is sponsored by Hackley Public Library.


Tech Wednesday-Instagram
3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 12: Tech Wednesday

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting. Today we will look at Instagram.


Saturday Computer Class-Internet
11:00 am, Saturday November 15
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Internet: Learn how to "surf the net" and find your away around cyberspace. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Internet
12:15 pm, Saturday November 15
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Internet: Learn how to "surf the net" and find your away around cyberspace. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


KIDS' WEAVING
2:00 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
Learn a great new craft! Weaving is fun, and there is no end to the things you can make once you learn the basics. Join us at the library, where Ms. Shaw will show you how. We'll provide the yarn and boxes.