Friday, March 27, 2015

Upcoming Events



Saturday Computer Class-Intro to Publisher
11:00 am, Saturday, March 28
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Intro to Publisher. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Intro to Publisher
12:15 pm, Saturday, March 28
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Intro to Publisher. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


FAMILY LEGO MANIA AT THE LIBRARY
2:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
KIDS! What can YOU build with LEGOs? Bring the whole family out for this family-friendly activity. The most creative builds win a candy prize. We provide the LEGOs; you provide the imagination!


Gardening-Start with a Plan
2:00 - 3:30 pm, Saturday, March 28
Join Community Gardeners to learn the latest on growing productive and attractive gardens.
Session 1) March 28: Great gardens start with a great plan. From soil preparation to planting companions, design your garden for maximum benefit. What needs to be planted when?
Upcoming sessions:

Session 2) April 25: From Seed to Plant. Review planting techniques, watering, herb and flowers that enhance a garden; Compost and mulch options.
Session 3) June 6: In the Ground - pest and disease prevention, weed control, watering - too much or too little. Favorite ideas and recipes for produce.


Through the eyes of Rose
6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31
Author John Kozak has written about his and his family’s experience living in and escaping from communist Czechoslovakia when he was a child. Through the Eyes of Rose is a great read and a wonderful program!
Once you begin the book, you will not be able to put it down and to hear him speak about their life escaping Communism in Czechoslovakia is chilling, entertaining and an event that should not be missed. Her story is worth repeating over and over again, not to be forgotten especially today with all that is going on in the Ukraine.
This is a story about love. About love of family and love of freedom. It’s a story about the courage and determination of a mother who would not give up, even when it appeared certain that failure seemed to be the only reasonable ending to the scenario.
It is Rose Kozak’s story. The story of her struggle to feed her family during the Nazi occupation of her native Czechoslovakia and her brush with death by drowning in the Danube.
The Nazi oppression ended with the Allied defeat of the Germans. A new nightmare shadowed Rose Kozak and her family. It came with the Communist take over of Czechoslovakia.
When her husband, Anthony, was unable to return from Switzerland to Prague where he faced prison or worse on charges fabricated by the new Communist regime, Rose decided to escape.
With her two children, a 17-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son, she fled into the wilderness of the Bohemian Forest and headed for the safety of the West German border. She was betrayed by a guide who took money to help her, hunted by tracking dogs and nearly captured by a Soviet patrol before stumbling into a small German town just across the border.
When she saw a Jeep with U.S. Army markings parked outside a tavern, she put her children in the Jeep and went to find the soldiers who were driving it. She told them she was a United States citizen and demanded that she be taken to their commanding officer. She soon learned that her lifelong belief that she was an American citizen was misplaced. She was not.
The family was sent to a refugee camp in Munich while efforts were being made to reunite with her husband, a process that moved slowly through the international bureaucracy.
Rose was 42 when she fled Czechoslovakia with her children in the pre-dawn darkness of October 12, 1949. Three years later, January 21, 1952, she stepped off the Greyhound Bus that had brought her across the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to Detroit, Michigan, into the arms of her aging father.
Rose Kozak’s ordeal was over. She was home.
“On Tuesday night we listened to author John Kozak from Grosse Pointe Farms speak here at the Traverse Area District Library and we highly recommend him! He wrote a wonderful tribute to his loving and courageous mother, "Through the Eyes of Rose". Once you begin the book, you will not be able to put it down and to hear him speak about their life escaping Communism in Czechoslovakia is chilling, entertaining and an event that should not be missed. Her story is worth repeating over and over again, not to be forgotten especially today with all that is going on in the Ukraine. Have I said we highly recommend him? We do! It is worth repeating. Don't miss out, you will not be disappointed.”

From the Traverse Area District Library: Through the Eyes of Rose details the story of Rose Kozak and how she successfully defied the Czechoslovakian Communists in October 1949 and escaped with her children through the wilderness of the Bohemian Forest to the freedom of West Germany.
John Kozak was just seven when he escaped with his mother and older sister from oppressive Communist rule. His emotional retelling of his mother's struggle to feed her family during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, her near drowning in the Danube River, and her reaction to the news that the Czech Communists had fabricated criminal charges against her husband all make for an intriguing look into the lives of a family deeply affected by the Communist takeover of their native country. When Rose's husband Anthony is unable to return from Switzerland to Prague where he faces imprisonment due to fabricated charges by the new Communist regime, Rose decides to escape. During her journey to seek a better life, she is betrayed by a money-hungry guide, hunted by tracking dogs, and nearly captured by a Soviet patrol.
Please join us as John Kozak shows us how one woman's courage and dogged determination to seek freedom for her family proves that a mother's love will always persevere over evil.
http://www.tadl.org/event/woodmere/2014/05/06/through-eyes-rose-mothers-flight-freedom-memory-mosaic


HPL'S STORYTIME WITH MS. CASSANDRA
Hackley Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, Ms. Cassandra, is bringing her popular storytime program to local preschools and daycare centers! Each event includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and more! TO SCHEDULE MS. CASSANDRA TO COME TO YOUR LOCATION, CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230.


Trouble with your Tablet?
1:30 pm, Wednesday, April 1
Having trouble with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:30 to get tech help. Please register in advance by calling 231-722-7276.


Saturday Computer Class-Craigslist
11:00 am, Saturday, April 4
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Craigslist. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Craigslist
12:15 pm, Saturday, April 4
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays at 11 am and 12:15 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Craigslist. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


RAINBOW EASTER EGGS!!
2:00 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015

Bring 2 or more hard-boiled eggs to HPL’s Annual Egg-stravaganza. Create beautiful Easter eggs with multicolored swirls, dots and stripes. Eggs are dipped again & again to build up a rainbow of colors. Remember: You will need to bring enough hard-boiled eggs for you and your family to take part.


SPRING BREAK AT THE LIBRARY SECRET SURPRISE!!
APRIL 6TH THROUGH APRIL 10TH, 2015
EVERYDAY AT 2:00 PM
Spring Break at the Library features something special for kids each day during the week. The surprise might be crafts, or games, or even a special visitor! Drop in and participate in the interesting, different activity everyday.


Hackley Handicrafts-Scrapbooking
6:00 pm, Monday, April 6

Learn a new craft with Nancy Hartman! This month will be scrapbooking.


She Died a Hard Death RESCHEDULED
6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 7
"She Died a Hard Death" has been rescheduled to May 26 due to a scheduling conflict.


Trouble with your Tablet?
1:30 pm, Wednesday, April 8
Having trouble with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:30 to get tech help. Please register in advance by calling 231-722-7276.


Tech Wednesday-Excel
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8

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


MINECRAFT AT THE LIBRARY FOR AGES 6 - 12
2:00 - 4:00 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230
Be sure to reserve your seat to play Minecraft at the Library. Twenty seats are available for beginning and intermediate players to participate in building within Hackley Public Library's virtual world.
THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE IN THE LIBRARY'S BASEMENT LEVEL MEETING ROOMS.