Friday, May 22, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL



She died a hard death
6:00 pm, Tuesday, May 26
When the tugboat Lotus moved slowly up the Grand River in Ferrysburg Michigan on the evening of August 18, 1927, it was immediately apparent something was wrong. She had left the day prior towing the barge Hennepin and was returning without it. The Hennepin’s Captain Ole Hansen, who had taken refuge on the tug, shouted across to employees waiting at the Dock: “We lost here boys. She died a hard death.” Seventy nine years later Valerie van Heest and fellow directors of Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates discovered the ship that Hansen had lost in 230-feet of water off South Haven, Michigan. Through research and diving this very pristine wreck, MSRA would piece together the true account of the sinking of this ship, told through historical reenactment, and place this vessel in its proper historical content as the first self unloading steamer and one of the most significant vessels ever to sail the Great Lakes.
Valerie van Heest is a scuba diver—in fact, an inductee in the Woman Divers Hall of Fame, an underwater explorer, a museum Exhibit Designer, a documentary Film Producer, the director of Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates, dedicated to solving some of our state’s greatest maritime mysteries, and an award-winning author with six books under her belt. For more information see her website at http://www.valerievanheest.com/
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Trouble with your Tablet?
1:30 pm, Wednesday, May 27
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, May 30
De'ondra Pentecost teaches 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--Craig’s List. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Craigslist
12:15 pm, Saturday, May 30
De'ondra Pentecost teaches 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--Craig’s List. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Trouble with your Tablet?
1:30 pm, Wednesday, June 3
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-Word
11:00 am, Saturday, June 6
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--Word. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Saturday Computer Class-Word
12:15 pm, Saturday, June 6
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--Word. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Gardening-In the Ground
2:00 - 3:30 pm, Saturday, June 6
Join Community Gardeners to learn the latest on growing productive and attractive gardens.
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.