Friday, March 10, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL



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.


pigeonPassenger Pigeons

6:00 pm, Monday, March 13

Al and David Eicher have created a unique Lecture and Visual presentation about a 70 year event in Michigan's history. From the 1830's and through the 1890's, the Passenger Pigeon was the most beautiful bird and the dominate species in the State of Michigan. It was also the most hunted bird from April into September, depending on its roosting patterns. Professional hunters and game dealers came from New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio to get in on the hunt. The program follows a timeline of historic events in Michigan's History which led to the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.  This presentation was developed over several years of collecting data, newspaper articles, photos, colorful artwork, visiting museums and libraries in Michigan.
This presentation is 60 minutes in length and features a wonderful story, beautiful artwork, specimens from the Cranbrook Institute of Science, plus sounds of nature as it was in the middle 1800's.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Uneven GroundUneven Ground

6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 14

"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.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 15

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

facebookTech Wednesday

3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 15

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


ExcelComputer Class-Excel

10:30 am, Saturday, March 18

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic-Intro to Excel.  Learn the basics of using a spreadsheet, including opening and saving, entering formulas, and making changes.

LEGOs FAMILY FUN DAY

2 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Kids, come to Hackley Public Library for a LEGO-building good time! Use your imagination to come up with cool constructions. And remember, we supply the LEGOs, you supply the ideas!


Book of KellsThe Book of Kells

6:00 pm, Monday, March 20

Mike Johnson, a professor from Muskegon Community College, will discuss the Book of Kells.  His Master's Thesis was on the pagan celtic religious iconography in the illuminated details in the Book of Kells.  He will discuss the history of the manuscript, the decorative elements, and how cultures and spiritual beliefs fuse in art.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 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, March 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.

publisherComputer Class-Publisher

10:30 am, Saturday, March 25

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Saturday, Mar 25:  This weeks' topic--Intro to Publisher.  Learn how to make posters and signs.


ORIGAMI WITH M. JR. WRAPPERS

2 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Join in with M. Jr. Wrappers to do Spring origami. Be prepared for folding paper to create some amazing shapes.