Friday, February 17, 2017

Upcoming Events


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

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.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 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.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 22

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 23

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 In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions.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 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.