Friday, September 18, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL



Internet for dummiesComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am, Saturday, September 19:
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 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.

toddler toy boxToddler Toybox

12:00 NOON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
For ages 0 - 4. Children learn to read through five different practices:  talking, writing, reading, playing and singing. Let's have fun and increase our reading skills at the same time.

Smarty Pants Series:  Can you sign your name?

2:00 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Kids will make their very own initial (or name) bling necklace while practicing cursive lettering for beginners; those who aren't writing on a regular basis can practice writing.

Fall Storytime


6:45 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
For ages 3 - 7. Storytelling, picture books, fingerplays, holiday tales, and lots of fun. Each session ends with a craft project.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230.

buster keatonBlufton's Actor's Colony

6:00 pm, Tuesday, September 22
Join Ron Pesch as he describes the Actor's Colony that thrived in the Blufton Neighborhood during the early 1900's. Many Vaudeville actors, including Buster Keaton's family, summered here for about 30 years. Ron will share his many stories about the colony and its history.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Public Library

youtubeTech Wednesday-YouTube

3:00 pm, Wednesday, September 23
Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting. Today we'll look at Youtube.

email logoComputer Class-Intro to Email

10:30 am, Saturday, September 26:
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Email. Learn how to set up an email account. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

legosLEGO's

2:00 PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Play LEGOs and build something fabulous! Compete for candy prizes and show off your LEGO skills!

Fall Storytime

6:45 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
For ages 3 - 7. Storytelling, picture books, fingerplays, holiday tales, and lots of fun. Each session ends with a craft project.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230.

amelia earhartWhen Amelia Came to Michigan

6:00 pm, Tuesday, September 29
“When Amelia Came to Michgan” is the real life story of Amelia Earhart's adventures in
Michigan. Our many years of research indicates she was here more than 25 times
promoting the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field. Our lecture and
visual presentation begins with her childhood at the turn of the century, her family life and
education, early flying experiences, the world records and her 8 years of adventures in
Michigan. Over a 10 year period, we collected Michigan newspaper articles about Amelia,
also hundred's of photographs, old film footage, plus the music from the 1920's and 30's.
This was the era of the Jazz Age, the Charleston, Foxtrot, Quick Time, and Swing.
Amelia's first visit to Michigan was in 1928, after her first transatlantic flight. She came
to promote TAC Airline passenger and air mail services. She set 3 women's speed
records at the National Air Races on Grosse Isle and was a test pilot for various aircraft.
She sold the first Autogiro to the Detroit News and WWJ Radio. In September of 1931
she crashed at the Michigan State Fair grounds. She christened new model cars for the
Hudson Motor Company. She was here to cut the ribbon for the opening of the new
Continental Airport. Amelia was in great demand to speak to Rotary clubs, women
teacher groups, Town Hall meetings, schools, colleges, plus Chambers of Commerce.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Public Library

write for fright"Write for Fright" scary story contest begins

10:00 AM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
For students in grades K - 6.
Enter "Write for Fright!," HPL's scary story contest. Bring your stories and poems to the library by 5:00 PM, Saturday, October 31. The scariest stories will be printed in our "Write for Fright!" book.
Winners are honored at an Author's Night Award Program on Monday, November 16, 2015.
Get your entry form with all the details for the "Write for Fright!" Contest at the library.

powerpointComputer Class-Intro to Powerpoint

10:30 am, Saturday, October 3
De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Powerpoint. Learn how to create a slide show. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

toddler toy boxToddler Toybox

12:00 NOON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
For ages 0 - 4. Children learn to read through five different practices: talking, writing, reading, playing and singing. Let's have fun and increase our reading skills at the same time.


Smarty Pants Series:  Telling Time

2:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
Kids will make their own paper-plate clock and practice telling time for goofy prizes.