Monday, July 6, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL





Hungrytown 6:00 pm, Tuesdsay, July 7
Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. They have released two highly acclaimed CDs, Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), both of which continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. Rebecca and Ken tour full time; their adventures have taken them throughout the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Their songs have been performed by many other artists, including Nashville songwriting legend David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Hungrytown’s music has also appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia. Before Hungrytown, Rebecca made two well-received CDs under her own name (with help from Ken behind the scenes), Rebecca Hall Sings! (2000) and Sunday Afternoon (2002). Rebecca learned to sing in church as a child, and had developed into a skilled interpreter of jazz and blues standards by the time she was in her 20s. Her discovery of roots music coincided with the reissue of the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music in 1997, and inspired her to write her own material. She soon developed a reputation for crafting classic, instantly memorable songs, weaving modern themes into traditional song structures. “Rebecca Hall is a true rarity: a new folk classicist. ” wrote Daniel Gewertz of the Boston Herald . Ken is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist as well as a talented producer and arranger. He learned to play drums and keyboards as a child, and has since moved on to bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. He also has a remarkable gift for musical harmony, and is responsible for Hungrytown’s luxuriant vocal stylings. Having produced all of their recorded works, his artistry has been singled out for praise: “Anderson has a knack for crafting rich arrangements that don’t clutter things up,” writes Casey Rea of Seven Days (VT) magazine. When not touring with Rebecca, Ken is often hiding out in their home studio, Song Catcher Recording, working with other songwriters and instrumentalists.
“When not performing, this duo is known as Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson and you will need to go a long way to find a more talented and likeable couple. Their music mixes the snow of their home in Vermont, the dew on the grass of a cool summer morning in the Appalachians, the hard-scrabble grittiness and pluck of common folk the world over together with the melancholy of lost loves, broken hearts, and shattered dreams,distilling it into an intoxicating, hauntingly seductive blend that you always want more of. Their music impresses with its range and depth, running from a shy lover’s soft,gentle caress to a hardened, bitter fist shaking against an evil fate, to a wry, ironic,self-mocking sense of humor. Their voices, each a thing of wonder in its own right,when combined completely bowl you over and by turn lift you to dizzy heights of joy and dash you to aching sadness. If you enjoy folk music with substance and style, your appetite for Hungrytown will never be satisfied.” -Mark Pendleton La Cruces (NM) Sun News



Trouble with your Tablet? 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 8
Having trouble with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:30 to get tech help.



Intro to Computers 10:30 am, Saturday, July 11:
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks’ topic--Intro to computers. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.



TODDLERS! PLAY AT HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY!
12:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
FOR AGES 0 - 4
Children learn to read through five different practices: talking, writing, reading, playing and singing. Have fun with Ms. Cassandra and increase our reading skills at the same time. This week's theme is: "Let's go shopping."



MACIEK THE MAGICIAN MAGIC SHOW 2:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
Be prepared for WOW! entertainment and the wonderful world of Magic performed by Maciek. This performance is for ages 1 - 101!



TODDLERS! PLAY AT HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY!
6:00 PM MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
FOR AGES 0 - 4
Children learn to read through five different practices: talking, writing, reading, playing and singing. Have fun with Ms. Cassandra and increase our reading skills at the same time. This week's theme is: "Let's play house."



Trouble with your Tablet? 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 15
Having trouble with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:30 to get tech help.



SUPERHEROES TRAINING CAMP 2:00 PM THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230.
Test your superhero skills with Hackley Public Library's "Superhero Training Camp". Bring an old or new t-shirt to make a Superhero cape. We will show you what it takes to save the planet.



Intro to Word 10:30 am, Saturday, July 18
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays at 10:30 am to 12:00 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.



THE AIR ZOO PRESENTS "THE SUPERHERO, SUPER POWERS 2:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
The Air Zoo is coming to show us how superheroes use their exciting super powers to do good.