Friday, March 18, 2016

Upcoming Events at HPL



internet for dummiesComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am, Saturday, March 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--Intro to the 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.

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, MARCH 19
Buld something great with LEGOs. Show of your creative construction skills and enter our family fun competition for prizes. Afterwards, you can place your sturcture on display for all to see.

STORYTIME TOYBOX

6:30 PM, MONDAY, MARCH 21
Play is a great way to learn. Add a story, finger pla and craft and your toddler is on the way to loving books. Join HPL for playing with a purpose. 
Call to register:  231-722-7276, ext. 230

Station 11Book Discussion-Station 11

6:00 PM, Monday, March 21

Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling through Michigan 20 years after an apocalyptic pandemic.  They go from outpost to outpost bringing Shakespeare and music to the residents because “Survival is insufficient.”   Read, or reread, the book, and discuss it with others.  Led by a Professor from Muskegon Community College.


pigeon creek shakespeare logoPigeon Creek Shakespeare Company-Station 11

6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 22

In partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council's Great Michigan Read program, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will offer a program of scenes from multiple Shakespeare plays designed to tie in with Station Eleven, the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read.  Emily St. John Mandel's novel features a touring Shakespeare company that travels through Michigan after a global flu epidemic, bringing art and culture into the lives of small communities of survivors.  Like the companies of Shakespeare's own time period, this troupe of actors does not rely on modern technology to create its performances.  Rather it engages the imagination of its audiences, demonstrating the ways in which the arts allow people to retain their humanity and dignity in trying circumstances.  Pigeon Creek's program includes scenes from King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, and several other plays in a lively and audience-interactive performance.
The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company is a touring professional company based in West Michigan.  The company was founded in 1998 by Chicago area actor and director Frank Farrell, and a cast of actors from the West Michigan area.  While the company started as a summer-only production company, it now produces 5 plays a year which tour to multiple venues within Michigan, and occasionally out of state.  Pigeon Creek's actors have a high level of training in using Shakespeare's language, and a reputation for making the plays lively, accessible, and understandable.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


tabletsTrouble with Tablets

1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 23

Having trouble with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:30 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

linkedinTech Wednesday-Linkedin

3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 23

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at LinkedIn.


emailComputer Class-Intro to Email

10:30 am, Saturday, March 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--Intro to Email.  Learn how to set up an email account.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

RAINBOW EASTER EGGS

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Bring your own hard-boiled eggs, and we will supply the beautiful colors to take your egg coloring to the next level just in time for Easter morning.


STORYTIME TOYBOX

6:30 PM, MONDAY, MARCH 28
Creative play is a great way to get ready for reading. Let's play and read and sing.
Call to register:  231-722-7276, ext. 230

Uneven GroundUneven Ground

6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 29

"Uneven Ground" is a four-piece traditional Celtic band that blends vocals with instrumentals to bring their listeners on a unique musical journey.  They play Celtic, Irish, English, Scottish music.  The members are Courtney Hutson, fiddle,vocals; Dave Closz, guitar,vocals; Tim Staudacher, mandolin,guitar; and Larry Halverson, whistle, flute.
For more info check out:  https://www.facebook.com/unevengroundceltic/app_178091127385
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


tabletsTrouble with Tablets

1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 30

Having trouble with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:30 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

SPRING CRAFTS

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 2
It's warming up. Celebrate the season with some easy and fun Spring crafts for ages 3 to 100. We'll pull out all our craft supplies and see what fun things we can make for this change of season.