Friday, November 21, 2014

Upcoming events at Hackley Public Library



Saturday Computer Class-Email
11:00 am, Saturday, November 22
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-- Email: Learn how to set up an email account and send emails. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Email
12:15 pm, Saturday, November 22
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-- Email: Learn how to set up an email account and send emails. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


KIDS' THANKSGIVING CRAFTS
2:00 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
There are so many things to be thankful for! Get ready for Thanksgiving by making a "thankfulness" craft you can share with your family.


"WRITE FOR FRIGHT!" AUTHORS' NIGHT
6:30 PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
This event honors the winners in our "Write for Fright Scary Story Contest." Enjoy spooky readings by the winning authors, whose work will be published in HPL's "Write for Fright!" book. Kids get to make their own "Swamp Monster Treats."


Local Author-Steve LeBel
6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 25: Author Steve LeBel
Join us as we welcome local author Steve LeBel, who will talk about his new book, The Universe Builders.
“We have all heard of the fabled perfect being, the Greek God. Well, how about a geek god? Named Bernie, yet. Fresh with his diploma from God School, determined but unsure, bright but without confidence, Bernie faces the challenge of building his own universe. If only it were that easy…
A fascinating tale of good vs. evil and a young hero on a journey of self-discovery in an original, humorous, fantastic wrapper.”
From Amazon reviewers:

“This book is fantasy at its best. Perfect escapism in the world of gods. I've always wondered how our solar system was created, and now I suspect Bernie my have had something to do with it.”

“Steve LeBel has done a wonderful job of bringing together a cast of characters who not only compliment each other, but bring out the reality and life of one another. With a clever writing style and a fascinating story, LeBel offers readers an incredible journey into a universe of originality and intrigue.”


About the author: Businessmen are serious people, right? Not always. Steve LeBel — hospital president, technology entrepreneur, algorithmic stock trader — is definitely not serious.
Not when he writes.
Whimsy overcomes him at the word processor. Whimsy is at the core of his novel, The Universe Builders, which he tells with a unique balance of seriousness, humor, and imagination.
LeBel lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife Marge, and Mindy and Dexter, their cats. When not writing, he is busy planning his next trip, cussing out the stock market, doing tech support for friends, or dreaming up new Universe Builder plots.

For more information visit www.theuniversebuilders.com


Trouble with Tablets
1:30 pm, Wednesday, November 26
Want help using your tablet? Hackley Public Library can help!
Classes are held weekly at 1:30 pm and run about an hour They are 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.


Saturday Computer Class-Basic
11:00 am, Saturday, November 29
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 29
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.


What is Philanthropy
6:00 PM, Monday, December 1

Philanthropy is synonymous with American history, principles, and culture; yet it remains an evolving and largely misunderstood topic. What is Philanthropy? seeks to enhance our understanding of philanthropy and its role in American culture and society.
This film takes a holistic view of this important subject by presenting its historical context with contemporary issues and including various perspectives from a wide variety of stakeholders.
Through multiple formats, this film targets the general public as well as students in K-12 classrooms and higher education institutions throughout the United States. The power of visual learning is well documented by research, and this film will serve as a tool that teachers, professors and instructors of all types can use to holistically convey what role philanthropy plays in our lives. Footage is shot from all regions of the United States, and it presents multiple viewpoints and perspectives from a broad array of participants.
A Thought Provoking Films Production � 2013

Salvatore Alaimo, the director, will present the film at HPL and field questions afterwards. Dr. Alaimo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University.


Trouble with Tablets
1:30 pm, Wednesday, December 3
Want help using your tablet? Hackley Public Library can help!
Classes are held weekly at 1:30 pm and run about an hour They are 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-Pinterest
3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 3
Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting. Today we will look at Pinterest.


Saturday Computer Class-Youtube
11:00 am, Saturday, December 6
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. Todays topic is YouTube. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Youtube
12:15 pm, Saturday, December 6
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. Todays topic is YouTube. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


KIDS' MAKE ORNAMENTS CRAFT (1 FOR HPL TREE & 1 FOR YOUR OWN TREE)
2:00 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
Help us trim the HPL Christmas tree! Make an ornament for our tree here at the library and an ornament to take with you for your tree at home.