Snow is Falling, Books are Calling at Hackley Public Library
Through February 28, participate in Hackley Public Library’s Fourth Annual Adult Winter Reading Program.
Register at the Circulation Desk and pick up a Bingo card. Readers who complete a Bingo (finish a row, column, or diagonal) by the end of February will get a mug, readers who finish the entire card will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.
Don’t forget, we also have activities at HPL every month!
Through February 7, Black History Calendar Contest: Youth. HPLs annual calendar uses student artwork to celebrate African American achievements. Artists in grades three through 12 are invited to submit drawings. To enter, draw a picture from African American history and ask a trivia question about it. The best pictures and questions will be published in a free calendar which will be available throughout Muskegon.
Each page in the calendar will feature a question (maybe yours!) about a famous person or event. Answers will be printed on the back. Don’t forget to pick up an entry form! All submissions are due by Wednesday, February 7. We’ll announce the winners at our Awards Ceremony on February 24.
Through February 7, Black History Coloring Contest: Youth. Show off your best coloring skills! Young artists in grades Pre-K-2 can take home an entry form or color one at the library. Fill out your name and age, then turn in your coloring page by Wednesday, February 7. We’ll select the best ones for our Awards Ceremony on February 24.
Thursdays, February 1, 8, and 22, 10:30 a.m., Storytimes! Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.
Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Computer Class: Excel. De'ondra Pentecost is teaching computer classes. Registration is required. To register, call HPL at (231) 722-8000 or visit our online calendar and look for the class you are interested in. Registration opens one month before the class. Classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Public Library and the House Family Foundation.
Saturday, February 3, 2:00 p.m., The Fourth Annual Black History Month Trivia Contest (all ages). So you think you know your Black History? Come on out and show what you know for great prizes. The most fun you can have with history is back with Mickey Wallace leading the way. Kids compete right along side adults in this game of history and knowledge. Team registration is now closed, but come out and cheer on your friends and family as they compete for great prizes. Sponsored by WUVS 103.7 “The Beat”!
Mondays, February 5, 12, and 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Girls Who Code. Hackley Public Library is excited to launch a coding club just for girls! We are an official host site for the international Girls Who Code organization. The club is open to students grade six and up. In the club, girls will master the basics of coding like loops, variables, functions, and conditionals to name a few. We will meet every Monday evening starting in January through the end of May. Registration is required. Please register online at HackleyLibrary.org or by calling (231) 722-8014.
Monday, February 5, 6:00 p.m., Hackley Craft Club. 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.
Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 p.m., Open Mike Poetry Night with Clayton Hardiman. Share your own poem or bring favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poetry. Clayton Hardiman leads a evening of challenging ideas and quiet inspiration for adults and teens.
Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1:00 p.m., Tips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets: Adults. Having trouble with your tablet? Flustered by your phone? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.
Saturday, February 10, 2:00 p.m., Third Annual Sweet Soul Food Contest, Adults and Kids Divisions. Do you know grandma’s secret recipes? Are they the best you ever had? Then hurry and enter the Hackley Library’s Black History Dessert Contest where adults and children can enter for a chance to win extraordinary prizes. Get out your recipe files! Registration required — and please bring enough to share.
Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m., Movies @ the Library: Hidden Figures. This month we’ll be screening Hidden Figures, the incredible story of a trio of brilliant African-American women, the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, who crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations. The movie runs 127 minutes. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday, February 14, 10:30 a.m., “I Love Books” Valentine’s Day Storytime. We’re moving our normal storytime to Valentine’s Day! We’re excited to have a special guest reader: Justin Jennings, Superintendent of Muskegon Schools. He will share with us his favorite books and love of reading. Don’t forget to stay for a special craft!
Saturday, February 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Computer Class: Publisher. De'ondra Pentecost is teaching computer classes. Registration is required. To register, call HPL at (231) 722-8000 or visit our online calendar and look for the class you are interested in. Registration opens one month before the class. Classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Public Library and the House Family Foundation.
Saturday, February 17, 2:00 p.m., Movies @ the Library: The Princess and the Frog (Youth). Enjoy this modern take on a classic fairy tale. Will Tiana be able to turn the prince back into a human? Or will he be stuck as a frog forever? Enjoy a snack and make a craft as you watch this fun Disney movie!
Tuesday, February 20, noon to 7:00 p.m., Tech Tuesday: Adults. Reserve your 30 minute appointment to have your computer/tech questions answered by our in-house IT people. We will answer questions on using computers and apps-anything from how to navigate Windows to how to upload pictures to Facebook. Call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot.
Saturday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Computer Class: PowerPoint. De'ondra Pentecost is teaching computer classes. Registration is required. To register, call HPL at (231) 722-8000 or visit our online calendar and look for the class you are interested in. Registration opens one month before the class. Classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Public Library and the House Family Foundation.
Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m., Awards Ceremony for Black History Month Calendar and Coloring Contest. You submitted your best artwork, and we chose the winners! Find out if you won at our awards ceremony. Then stay to listen to In the Tradition, a great jazz band from Detroit performing for the whole family. Refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m., In the Tradition Jazz Ensemble at the Black History Month Calendar and Coloring Contest Award Ceremony! Join In the Tradition Jazz Ensemble for truly great jazz and see who won the awards in the Youth Black History Month art contest. The famous jazz combo from Detroit is winds up Black History month with music old and new with instruments, thoughts and more inspired by African heritage. Great music for the whole family.
Monday, February 26, 6:00 p.m., The Sweetest Sound: Sherri Winston and the Pathfinders Youth Gospel Choir. Sherri Winston hosts a multi-media presentation incorporating an imaginative PowerPoint display, music, lively discussion and Black History trivia. The program will weave together black history, literary and gospel figures and how their presence impacted our lives.
Black History Month at Hackley Public Library is supported by a generous bequest from Bess Commodore and our supporters: The Friends of Hackley Public Library, WUVS 103.7 The Beat "The Community Station,” and WVIB 100.1 “R & B Hits and Old School.”
Founded in 1890, the Hackley Public Library is located at 316 W. Webster Ave, in downtown Muskegon. The library is open noon to 8:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Hackley Public Library will be closed on December 23, 24 and 25 plus December 31, 31 and January 1. We’ll be open usual hours December 26, 27, 28, and 29, and starting again on January 2. The Hackley Public Library is dedicated to promoting knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, combating ignorance, intolerance, and indifference, promoting the free exchange of ideas, and conserving our national and local cultural heritage. The mission of the Hackley Public Library is to inform, inspire, and delight our diverse community by providing information, knowledge, literature, new technologies, and traditional and innovative programs. Visit them online at HackleyLibrary.org and on Facebook at HackleyPL.