Friday, February 26, 2016

Upcoming Events at HPL

powerpointComputer Class-Powerpoint

10:30 am, Saturday, February 27

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.

                   BLACK HISTORY

           2:00 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

In honor or Black History Month, students will draw CALENDAR ART celebrating heroes and events in Black History with the help of local art students who can give tips on how to create the art piece of your dreams.

Our trivia game will be going on during our art program for silly prizes.

The contest is for students in Grades 1 - 12.  Winners will be chosen from each of the following contest catagories:  Grades 1 - 2, Grades 3 - 4, Grades 5 - 7, Grades 7 - 12.  Use the blank space on your form for your picture.  Use a black pen, marker or pencil -- no colors are allowed.

Winning designs will be printed in calendars and sent to participating schools. All entries are the property of HPL.  A special prize winner will be selected for the most impressive and unique entry.

sewing  boxSewing Clinic-Part 2

2:00 pm Saturday February 27

Ozetta Aaron will be back to teach a low-sew home decor class. Learn how to make a pillow, table runner, pillow case, or placemats. Participants should have a basic knowledge of sewing.  The class is limited to 10 people, so sign up ahead of time!  Bring your own duck or home decor fabric, or use fabric that will be provided.  Sewing machines will also be provided.

jazzIn the Tradition Jazz Ensemble

6:00 pm, Monday, February 29

In The Tradition began in Detroit in the early 1990's when 5 members of the Neal Henry Septet formed the Christopher James/Charles Hopkins Quintet. Over the years they became In the Tradition and found their calling. Through the works of In The Tradition they “seek to educate listeners around the world about the African story, and hook the culturally disenfranchised members of the 'Diaspora' back into their heritage, laying on them [the] ensemble's refined expression of African-American classical music, in as authentic a presentation as they can muster.” (Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13)
“This band's m├ętier is straight-ahead Jazz, unplugged and resplendent in all its acoustic simplicity and textural earthiness, and underpinned by rhythms inspired by all parts of the far-flung reaches of the African Diaspora”...Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 the Beat is the media sponsor.



"Off the Wall" is HPL's creative writing and drawing contest for middle and high school students. Young people, grades 7 through 12, can enter poems, stories, drawings, comics, or any other original creative work. Flyers with details are available at the library. Entries are due at the library by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The best work will be published in HPL's "Off the Wall" booklet.

Las VegasLas Vegas Your Way:  A Tour/Guidebook for Vegas

6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1

Thinking of going to Las Vegas?  It's more than gambling!  Learn about the shows, attractions, tours and free attractions.

Computer Class-Basics of Computers

10:30 am, Saturday, March 5

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--Basics of Computers.  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.



Are you enjoying the cold weather and beautiful snow? If so, join Elsa at HPL to celebrate our melting winter season with a story, some games, a craft and a treat as we get ready to welcome Spring. Princesses may wear their gowns and tiaras for this royal-themed day.
Seating is limited. Registration is required. Call 231-722-7276, ext. 230.

Watercolors for Adults with Lori Eslick

2:00 pm, Saturday, March 5

Learn to paint with watercolors.  Local artist and book illustrator Lori Eslick shows us how.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

charging stationHackley Handicrafts-Charging Station

6:00 pm, Monday, March 7

Join Nancy Hartman to make a phone charging station.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

sewing boxMen can Sew

6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 8

Ozetta Aaron is back to teach a men's sewing class.  Class size is limited to 10, please register in advance at 231-722-7276.

twitterTech Wednesday-Twitter

3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 9

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at Twitter.  Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".

piggy bank and calculatorInvestor Ed

1:00 pm, Friday, March 11

Learn about investing from a professional.  This month's topic is STANDING GUARD: PROTECT WHAT YOU'VE WORKED FOR.  Please call Jennifer at 231-777-3102 or email by Friday, March 4 to reserve a seat.



Have you mastered the skill of earning your own tools as well as designing and building your own Minecraft domain, or are you just learning? Either way, sign up with our Minecraft group where you can build something super and help newbies learn skills they need to survive in a Minecraft world.
Seating is limitedRegistration begins March 1st and is required. Call 231-722-7276, ext. 230.