Friday, February 24, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Powerpoint

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

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--Powerpoint.  Learn how to create a slide show.  

BLACK HISTORY CALENDAR CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Join HPL in celebrating the talented winners of our Black History Month Calendar Contest as we appreciate their work, listen to the artists talk about their drawings, and enjoy light refreshments.


JazzIn the Tradition Jazz Ensemble

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

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 Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

Black history monthOpen Mic Poetry

6:00 PM, Monday, February 27

Read your own or your favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poetry.  Clayton Hardiman will emcee the program.
Brought to the community through a 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 27

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


Hen SappComedian Hen Sapp

7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28

Love to laugh but don't want to hear the profanity and vulgarity that some comedians use?  Hen Sapp is a very good family friendly alternative.   Everyone is welcome at his shows, kids included.
Hen Sapp is a loving husband and father of two girls, and an edgy Christian comedian with a gift to make people laugh.  As long as he can remember, he has made people laugh, from classmates to teachers, friends and family with his quick and witty responses.  He learned to tell jokes by playing the dozens as a way to protect himself after being teased about his skin complexion.
This event will be held at The Corner, 286 W Muskegon Ave.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.  This event is co-sponsored by the Central Unite Methodist Church.

publisher logoTech Wednesday

3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 1


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at Publisher and learn some tips and tricks.  Bring your questions and we'll answer as many as we can.

"OFF THE WALL" WRITING & DRAWING CONTEST

FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH MARCH  31

WHO:  Students in grades 7 - 12

WHAT:  Poems, stories, drawings, comics, or any other ORIGINAL creative work

HOW:  Pick up the details at the library, or check out our website:  www.hackleylibrary.org

ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 5 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 31.


tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 1

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, March 2

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-Word

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, March 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.
his weeks' topic--Word:  Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.  

"FRANCESCA" AUTHOR, SARAH BARNARD & ILLUSTRATOR, KATHARINE BOURDON VISIT HPL

2 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Author Sarah Barnard stops by HPL to talk about her new book, bringing with her, Katharine Bourdon, the book's illustrator, who will give kids a peek at the world of book illustrating and drawing story characters.


craftsHackley Craft Club

6:00 pm, Monday, March 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.  This month the craft is an oven door towel.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 8

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

calculatorBest Financial Credit Union:  Financial Fitness Program

6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 7

When was the last time you reviewed your credit report or had your insurance quoted? Come listen to staff from Best Financial Credit Union and County Teacher's Insurance Agency to see how we can make YOU more financially fit!


MINECRAFT FOR KIDS

2 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 11

Mine for resources, build with blocks and defend your territory within our Minecraft environment. Play along with 19 other gamers here at Hackley Public Library.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. BEGINNING MARCH 1ST, CALL 231-722-8014 TO REGISTER.