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Summer Reading Program, Photo Challenge and Much More: HPL in July

BY JOSEPH ZAPPACOSTA, DIRECTOR, HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Penguin Month at Hackley Public Library features crafts for youths and teens.

 

In July, question a pediatrician, talk about an award winning graphic novel, enjoy story times for kids, a brewery tour for adults and more at your neighborhood library.

Ongoing Programs

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Hackley Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is here! This ongoing program is fun and free for all ages to enjoy. In addition to reading, there are exciting activities to complete. Just for signing up, adults will receive a free tote bag, and youths will receive a free kite! Even more prizes are available to earn and win throughout the program. To sign up for Summer Reading, visit hackleylibrary.org, or directly visit HPL’s Summer Reading Program website here: https://hackleylibrary.beanstack.com/reader365

You can also download the Beanstack app from your phone’s app store! Free.

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Participate in Hackley Library’s Summer Photo Challenge! Each week for nine weeks, Hackley Library will post picture prompts to HPL’s Facebook page. Using the prompt as inspiration, everyone is invited to post their own picture in the comments section of the prompt’s post, with the tag #HPLSummerPhotoChallenge1 (for week one), #HPLSummerPhotoChallenge2 (for week two), etc.

At the end of each week, participant pictures will be put into an album for that particular week, and people will be able to vote for their favorites by “Liking” the pictures (To have your vote count, you will need to “Like” the pictures once they are added to an album).

At the end of the summer, pictures with the most votes for each week will be displayed in Hackley Library! Free.

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Join Hackley Library every second Monday of the month through November for our new book discussion series, Reading Between the Lines. Each month we will gather to discuss a book from different genres including (but not limited to) history, memoir, and mystery. At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, we’ll discuss Blankets by Craig Thompson, an autobiographical graphic novel.

This ongoing discussion series will begin as virtual, but may transition as times goes on — watch for more information to come. Details on the books we’ll discuss can be found at hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook page. Copies of the books can be found at Hackley Library, as well as other area libraries (available copies are limited).

To register, visit hackleylibrary.org call (231) 722-8011, or stop by the library. Discussion will be casual so, relax, kick back, and let's talk books! Free.

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Teens, it's your turn to travel to new and "exotic" locations. Act as a Wildlife Researcher and search across Michigan for different animals. Use their library websites and work with other teens, or by yourself, to complete the digital field journal and enter to win a prize. Learn more about the Quest and get started at https://milibraryquest.wixsite.com/quest1. The MiLibrary Quest runs through July 31, 2021. The MiLibraryQuest challenge is created by public libraries across Michigan and is supported in part by the Library of Michigan. Free.

Hackley Public Library has a creative writing group called Left to Write! For the time being, we're bringing Left to Write to you virtually. We’ll be posting online writing prompts to HPL’s Facebook page every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Anyone can participate by using the prompt to inspire your writing! Once the library is hosting programs inside the library, we will have a special meeting to read over what you've written at home. Free.

Hey story time friends! Join us for Outdoor Story Time, outside on the patio between the art museum and Hackley Library at 10:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. Masks are not required, but social distancing will be encouraged. Don’t forget something soft to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel our in-person outdoor story time and instead have an indoor, virtual Facebook Live story time that can be enjoyed from home. Any cancellations will be announced ahead of time. Free.

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Have a heart! Or four…Hackley Library will have Heart Penguins for July’s Youth Take and Make! These delightful penguin craft kits should get you prepared for our month of penguins. Craft kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning July 6 and through the end of the month while supplies last. An instructional video will be posted on Tuesday, July 6 and Monday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m. Free.

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Get out your pegboard and iron because for our Teen Take and Make, we are making adorable Perler Bead Penguin Magnets. Will your penguin be? Craft kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning July 6 and through the end of the month while supplies last. An instructional video will be posted on Tuesday, July 6 and Monday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m. Free.

Adult Programs

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Follow along with Mallory on HPL’s Facebook page for a virtual class on how to make a Magazine Bowl for July’s Hackley Craft. To pick up a free craft kit, registration is required. To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call (231) 722-8011, or stop by the Library. The instructional video for this craft will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6. Free.

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Learn everything about beer during a Pigeon Hill Brewing Private Tour! During this in-person program, we will start with a private tour of the production facility to see the brew system, tanks, and canning line before sitting down to a sample tasting of several of Pigeon Hill’s great tasting beers. To maintain social-distancing protocols, space will be limited to 20 people. To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call (231) 722-8011, or stop by the library. Please note: you can register only yourself or yourself and another person, no groups will be permitted. Patrons 21-plus will be able to participate. Free.

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On Monday, July 26th, Hackley Library will have an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Pediatrician Dr. Mounir Djemil! Affiliated with Muskegon Pediatrics, Dr. Djemil has a passion for underserved populations, health equity, and youth mentorship. Join us in the library or online from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to ask Dr. Djemil questions about your child’s health including, but not limited to, newborn care, health and nutrition, vaccinations and immunizations, medication management, choosing a pediatrician, and much more! You can ask questions during the program, or you can submit questions early when you register, it’s up to you. For more information, or to register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call (231) 722-8011, or stop by the library. Free.

Youth Programs

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During a “Penguineering” John Ball Zoo Virtual program, explore habitats and classification as it relates to Magellanic Penguins! Kids will enjoy this interactive lesson that will challenge them to build their own penguin nests and test it against the environmental elements to see if their nests can make the cut. This virtual program will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. Watch HPL’s Facebook page or at hackleylibrary.org for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.

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Practice makes perfect! Learn the basics to drawing all sorts of different animals during a Basic Animal Drawing class with Corinne Roberts. This virtual program will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13. Watch HPL’s Facebook page or at hackleylibrary.org for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.

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Ready to dive into a more advanced art lesson? Join Hackley Library for a special program that helps you learn good fundamentals. Basic Composition and Shading class with artist Corinne Roberts is designed for older tweens and teens. This virtual program will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. Watch HPL’s Facebook page or at hackleylibrary.org for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.


Founded in 1890, the Hackley Public Library is located in downtown Muskegon. Hackley Public Library's Main Building is located at 316 W. Webster Ave. HPL's main library building is open Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HPL's Local History and Genealogy department, located in the Torrent House, is open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

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.

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Contents:

EVENTS
It's Penguin Month at Hackley Public Library! Question a pediatrician, talk about an award winning graphic novel, enjoy story times for kids, a brewery tour for adults and more at your neighborhood library. More info here.

SENIORS
Time spent outdoors in the Great Lakes region requires staying on guard for ticks, an arachnid linked to Lyme disease. Kurt Sapp from Seminole Shores Living Center details how to stay safe outdoors this summer.

COMMUNITY
Too many American high school graduates lack college or career ready courses of study. Christine Robere of United Way of the Lakeshore talks about what this skills gap means for our young people in this informative article.

LAKESHORE STAR GAZER
This month, clear skies contain many interesting sights for sky watchers including some of the best views of the Milky Way if you observe away from the city lights. Astronomer Jonathan Truax is your guide!

BUSTER KEATON
In Convict 13 (1920), Buster once again is dangerously misunderstood by the police, changing places with an escaped prisoner and scheduled to hang! Enjoy the film, complete and online, here.

EVENTS CALENDAR
It's tricky to track and discover events in Michigan right now. Check in here with Muskegon County's best online events calendar, courtesy of Visit Muskegon!

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Muskegon Magazine.com is locally owned and produced. Gary Scott Beatty, editor and publisher. Contents and design © Copyright Gary Scott Beatty, 1509 Princeton Rd., Muskegon, Michigan 49441.

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