Zine Collection, All-Ages Summer Reading and Mariachi at Hackley Public Library
Explore Hackley Public Library's all ages summer reading, learn drawing tips from Corinne Roberts, and enjoy traditional Mariachi music this month.
Also enjoy crafts, work on your writing and have story time at a lighthouse, all from your local library in August. Details below.
Want to get your voice heard? Submit a zine (or more than one!) to Hackley Library’s newest interactive collection, the Muskegon County Community Zine Collection. This special collection aims to amplify voices in our community, especially voices that are marginalized. This special collection will consist of submissions from adults living in Muskegon County, and be available for patrons to take home and read. What’s a zine you ask? They can be handmade booklets, pamphlets, and more that feature text, stories, imagery, artwork, comics, a mixture of everything, and more! Your stories, your thoughts, your artwork, your poetry, whatever creativity is bursting to get out, we want to put it in our collection. To submit your zine, simply go to your nearest Muskegon County library and ask for a zine submission form, or download a form at hackleylibrary.org (click the Zines page under the Local History and Genealogy tab).
All Ages Programs
Have you signed up for Hackley Library’s Summer Reading Program? There’s still plenty of time to sign up, read, and earn prizes – plus have the chance to enter for win additional prizes! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and will run through August 13. HPL’s Summer Reading Program is great for all ages to participate in. It’s free to enjoy. To sign up, and for more details, visit hackleylibrary.org. Free.
John Ball Zoo is coming to Hackley Library with a few special friends! We’ll learn all about these animals, including what they eat, how the zoo takes care of them, and what kind of habitats they come from. Join us at Hackley Library on Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. for Zoo to You! All ages welcome. Free.
Sail the ocean wide and true, with a paper whale we named Big Blue! Starting August 1, Hackley Library’s Youth Take and Make Big Blue Paper Whale kits will be available for kids to pick up (through the month while supplies last)! Free.
Your refrigerator is not complete! You must have some beautiful ocean magnets to hold up the HPL mini fliers that will remind you about all of our super-fun programming! Hackley Library’s Teen Take and Make Ocean Magnet kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library starting August 1. Free.
Enjoy stories during Preschool Story Time at Hackley Library! Intended for ages zero through five, HPL’s in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. Join us at the library for stories, songs, and movement activities on Friday mornings in July at 10:30 a.m. Free.
Catch some sun and fresh air out at the Muskegon South Pierhead Light during Lighthouse Story Time! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and watch the boats out on the lake. Soft mats are provided for seating. Lighthouse Story Time will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, July 11 through August 15. Free.
The Hackley Library teen room is transforming into a landscaping laboratory with succulents, soil, and stones! During our Teen Craft – Succulent Pot program, everything will be provided to create a charming terrarium. Registration is required for this program. Please check hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook page for further information. This program will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15. Free.
Stop by Hackley Library on Wednesday, August 17 between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. for a Crafty Afternoon! We’ll be making waves in a bottle and waves on a frame. Ever wonder what makes the waves in the ocean? We will explore ocean waves with our waves in a bottle activity. Free.
Join Hackley staff and our friends from Muskegon Yoga for a relaxing, fresh air session of Yoga in Hackley Park. This class is suitable for all ability levels so grab your yoga mat (a beach towel will work as well!) and meet us outside to enjoy our beautiful Michigan summer. Registration is now open! Please register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call (231) 722-8000, or stop by the library. This program will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 4. Free.
Come to Hackley Library after hours to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the library works, during HPL’s Library Confidential program on Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m.! You’ll learn all of the tips and tricks to get the most out of your library card, and have the chance to ask any questions. Registration is now open. Please register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call (231) 722-8000, or stop by the library. Free.
Enjoy an evening of traditional Mariachi music and stories with the amazing Gabriel Estrada, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at Hackley Library! As Gabriel shares his talent in this beautiful musical tradition, which expresses many cultural influences, he will also showcase a bit of Mariachi history. Registration opens July 25. Please register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call (231) 722-8000, or stop by the library. Free.
If you enjoy creative writing, you’ll love Left to Write, HPL’s own creative writing group. Here you can participate in writing exercises, share your own stories, and meet other creative writers. This group provides a low-key atmosphere for writers of all experiences, everyone is welcome! Remember to bring a pen and paper. Left to write meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feel free to come to one or both, whenever you’re able to. Free.
Don’t forget! Using your Hackley Library card, you can have access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, all for FREE. The link to HPL's Digital Library is https://www.hackleylibrary.org/books-more/digital-library/
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 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. HPL's Local History and Genealogy department, located in the Torrent House, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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.