Friday, February 3, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL



Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Computers

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 4

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Intro to Computers:  Intro to computers 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.

Black History Month LogoThe 3rd Annual Black History Month Trivia Contest

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 4

So you think you know your Black History?  Form a group with your friends (up to 4 per team, 6 teams total) and pit your knowledge against other teams.  Call Hackley Public Library at 231-722-7276 or visit http://hackleylibrary.org/index.php/events/hpl-hosted-events to register your team by January 28.
On February 4, at 2 pm come to Hackley Public Library to see the contest, hosted by Jon Covington.  Teams will be asked questions on Black History.  We'll have prizes for First, Second, and Third place teams, as well as some consolation prizes.   Cheer on your friends and family!

Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

BLACK HISTORY KIDS TRIVIA

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

TEAM REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Think you know all the heroes of African American History? Challenge your knowledge by competing in the Black History Trivia Contest for some friendly competition. Kids will compete right alongside adults in this game of history and knowledge for great prizes. So come to the library and get your game on.

TO REGISTER:  Call 231-722-8014, or visit www.hackleylibrary.org and click on Events and the click on Black History Trivia Contest to register online.

craftsHackley Craft Club

6:00 pm, Monday, February 6

Join the fun!  Our craft club meets the first Monday of each month.  Participants will be able to request the crafts that will be offered during the year.  Led by Nancy Hartman.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

STORYTIME IN COLOR KICKOFF

6:45 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Celebrate Black History Month with stories about African American heritage featuring "Men of Color Read", a group of adult men who tour local class rooms to read with students and promote success through reading. Let's read, understand and grow.

black hair careBlack Hair Care Clinic

6:00  pm, Tuesday, February 7

Learn the secrets to having beautiful hair.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore.   WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 8

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Yoga NidraYoga Nidra

12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, February 9

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.
Theresa Bernhardt will guide people in this practice.  Please bring a yoga mat if possible (some will be available.)  This is timed to be able to do on a lunch hour.

Bling Thing

Friday, February 10, 5 pm - 8 pm

Pre-sale party with wine and chocolates.  $10 donation requested.
Bling Thing is a sale of donated costume, vintage and precious jewelry, as well as, purses, scarves and other things with "bling" run by the Friends of Hackley Library.  All proceeds go to the library.

tiaraBling Thing

Saturday, February 11, 10 am - 2 pm

Bling Thing is a sale of donated costume, vintage and precious jewelry, as well as, purses, scarves and other things with "bling" run by the Friends of Hackley Library.  All proceeds go to the library.

BRAD THE MAGICIAN

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

JOIN HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY AS WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH THE MAGIC AND COMEDY OF BRAD LANCASTER. FUN FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES, 1 - 101.

Southside with You

6:00 pm, Monday, February 13

This film chronicles the often hilarious summer 1989 afternoon when young associate Barack Obama tries to win the heart of a young lawyer, Michelle Robinson, across Chicago's south side.  If you missed this 90 minute tribute to enduring love, catch it at the library just in time for Valentines' Day.
Brought to you through the generous bequest from Bess Commodore.
WUVS, 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat, is the media sponsor.

STORYTIME IN COLOR

6:45 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Celebrating Black History Month with stories about African American heritage, games, crafts and a snack.

Alices ordinary peopleAlice's Ordinary People

6:00 pm, Tuesday, February 14

Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary DVD about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.  Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama; in fact, her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two.  A more thorough description is offered at imaginevideo.org  under the tab Alice's Ordinary People.
Alice was recently featured on the NPR program "The Story with Dick Gordon."
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore.   WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.
www.thestory.org/stories/2012-08/alice-tregay-and-her-life-politics          
A librarian from Lakeland, Florida recently wrote:
Alice's Ordinary People is officially in our library collection and the shelf for checkout.  I did get a chance to see your film and I enjoyed it immensely.  It underlines how important it is to do one's part, even if one thinks it's small, to effect a good change in the world at large.
I found it quite inspiring...

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Tech Wednesday-Excel Tips

3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  Today we'll take a look at Excel.  Bring your questions and we'll answer as many as we can.

Yoga NidraYoga Nidra

12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, February 16

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.
Theresa Bernhardt will guide people in this practice.  Please bring a yoga mat if possible (some will be available.)  This is timed to be able to do on a lunch hour.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 18

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Intro to the Internet.  >Learn how to "surf the net" and find your away around cyberspace.  

BLACK HISTORY DESSERT CONTEST FOR KIDS

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Do you know grandma's secret sweet potato pie recipe? Is it the best you've ever had? Then hurry to enter it in the Hackley Public Library Black History Dessert Contest where adults and children can enter for a chance to win extraordinary prizes.

TO REGISTER, CALL 231-722-8014.


Black History  Month2nd Annual Sweet Soul Food Dessert Contest

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 18

Get your recipes out and find your best soul food dessert.  Compete for the best in the city.  Bring enough for attendees, plus the judge, to taste.  Sign up by calling HPL by February 11th.  We'll have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as a People's Choice award.  We'll have a panel of judges from the community.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.