Monday, September 14, 2015

Upcoming Events

matthew ballListening Room with Matthew Ball

6:00 pm, Monday, September 14
Hackley Public Library is pleased to announce the opening performance in this season's monthly concert series. This month features Matthew Ball, Boogie-Woogie Pianist. The Holland Sentinel says, "Matthew Ball is one of Michigan's premier blues & boogie-woogie pianists!" With a performance history spanning jazz fests to symphony appearances throughout the Mid-west and Canada, as well as recent appearances on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition" Matthew has been described as a "rising giant in the field."
Remarkably Ball's start in Jazz only began in 2001 after he attended a hometown boogie-woogie festival. He was so awestruck by the performances he saw that night, he left his career as an attorney to become a blues & boogie-woogie performing artist. With a lot of time, work, and effort over the next few years Ball would reach a breakthrough in 2005 with a career launching performance at the exclusive Arches Piano Stage in Cincinnati where he shared the stage with some of the same musicians that first inspired him to play back in 2001.
For more information check out his website:
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Public Library

PNC bank logoFinances for Lunch-Pay Yourself First

12:00 pm, Wednesday, September 16:
Bring your lunch and learn about finances with employees from PNC Bank. This month's topic is Pay Yourself First.

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

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?

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.