Thursday, October 22, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL



basics to computersComputer Class-Intro to Computers

10:30 am, Saturday October 24

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--Basic: Basic Computing will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it. It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers. Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
 

pumpkinPumpkin Carving

2:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Bring your own pumpkin to this family event. Create a pumpkin masterpiece using your own ideas or our Super Stencil Spooky Faces. Safe carving tools are provided. Adult accompaniement is recommended.

Fall Storytime

6:45 PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
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.

recorderMuskegon Recorder Players-A Flute by any other name

6:00 pm, Monday October 26

The Muskegon Recorder Players and Friends will take you on a journey through musical genres and eras. They will play popular, folk, and classical music from the Renaissance through the 21st century.The recorder had its heydey in medieval times through the Baroque era, but declined in popularity when the flute, clarinet, and oboe became more popular. During the 20th century the recorder's popularity increased and new music is now being composed. The sound of the recorder is clear and sweet, with a slightly woody sound.
The Muskegon Recorder Players was founded over 30 years ago, and currently has 6 members.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

humans vs zombiesHumans vs Zombies

8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 27

Humans vs. Zombies is a game of tag played at schools, camps, neighborhoods, libraries, and conventions around the world.  Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves with socks and dart blasters to avoid being tagged by a growing zombie horde.

We will meet in the lower level meeting rooms beginning at 7:30 pm to go over the rules and pick the Original Zombie.  The Library will be locked up at 8:00 pm, and the game will start shortly afterwards.   Bring a bandana and either a foam dart blaster or sock (the dart blaster must look like a toy-no realistic looking weapons will be allowed). The game will run about 90 minutes.  Participants must be at least 16 years old.  Attendance limited to the first 75 people.  Check our HVZ website http://hvzsource.com/hackleypl/ for more information and to pre-register (does not necessarily save a spot in the game.)

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

word logoComputer Class-Intro to Word

10:30 am, Saturday October 31

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--Word: Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

toddler toy boxToddler Toybox

12:00 NOON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
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.

scary masksScary Mask Contest

2:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
BOO!
Use your imagination to create the scariest mask you can from our plain mask template, then enter it in our scary mask contest. If you really love it, you can use it as part of your costume for your trick or treating activities later on Halloween night.

write for fright"Write for Fright" Deadline

5:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
THE LAST DAY!
BE SURE TO TURN YOUR STORIES AND POEMS IN BEFORE THE LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5:00 PM!

FALL STORYTIME

6:45 PM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Enhance your child's learning experience and school readiness with Ms. Cassandra! She will have picture books, fingerplays, songs and more! Storytime is important - and fun!

sock snowmenHackley Handicrafts-Sock Snowmen

6:00 pm, Monday, November 2

Join Nancy Hartman to make cute-as-a-button snowmen out of socks. These little guys are perfect for winter decorating.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

valerie van heest75th Anniversary of the Armistice Day Blizzard

6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 2

Author and underwater explorer Valerie van Heest will talk about the 75th anniversary of the tragic Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940 in which five ships and 67 sailors were lost. She and the dive team from Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates examined the wrecks of the Novadoc, Davock, and Anna Minch, all lost off Pentwater within a few miles of each other, and provide insight into what caused these massive freighters to sink when others survived the storm. For more information on Valerie visit her webpage at http://www.valerievanheest.com/Sponsored by the Friends of Hackley Public Library.

internetComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am, Saturday, November 7

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--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.

MARSHMALLOW ENGINEERING

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

Buildings can tast delicious! Especially when we build them with marshmallows and toothpicks. Families are invited to build and compete for silly prizes. This is a creative, school-age STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program, utilizing and expanding children's sense of space.