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September Activities are Both Live and Online at Hackley Library

BY JOSEPH ZAPPACOSTA, DIRECTOR, HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Enjoy crafts, musician Dave Rucks, an outdoor book discussion, a writing group, and make adventure plans for Michigan, all at Hackley Public Library in September.

Online access continues this month, as some events open up to live attendance. Details below.


Tap into your musical side with our Take and Make Craft for Kids! September’s craft will be Jingle Sticks, where you can make cheerful, colorful instruments. Pick up a free craft kit the week of September 7 from Hackley Library, and follow along with our instructional video, which will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page on Thursday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m. Free.

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Enjoy an afternoon of Ruxy Muzik with Dave Rucks! Ranging from classic rock to R&B, to blues, to pop, to contemporary rock and also cool jazz, seasoned musician Dave Rucks brings a high energy performance for his audience to have fun with. This entertainer has performed around the world with national acts and will be available to watch virtually through the HPL Facebook page or Youtube channel. Don’t miss this exciting music performance at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 12, on Hackley Library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. Free.

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Join us for an outdoor book discussion on the lawn between Hackley Public Library and Muskegon Museum of Art (weather permitting) of The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz. If you can’t make it to the Library, don’t worry, the discussion will be available to live stream through Zoom! This Outdoor Book Discussion for The Gone Dead will take place on Monday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. Free.

Sharpen those pencils, dust off your erasers, gather some scrap paper, and log into this special Zoom program with illustrator Corinne Roberts. In this hour-long lesson, we’ll learn how to draw different kinds of mythological creatures. Don’t miss your chance to have fun Drawing Mythological Creatures, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. Registration with a valid email address is required. Visit HackleyLibrary.org or call (231) 722-8011 to sign up today! Free.

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Follow along with Mallory as she virtually teaches how to make DIY Map Coasters during this Hackley Craft Take and Make! Registration with a valid email address is required and is limited to 20 people. Watch for this fun craft, which will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21. To sign up for a free craft kit, visit HackleyLibrary.org or call (231) 722-8011 today! Free.

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Active/Adventure travel, group travel, tips and more! COVID crisis has dramatically changed our approach to travel, so we'll discuss the trend to vacation locally or regionally, updates from the airline industry and more. Laura will discuss adventuring in her home state of Michigan, other US states and abroad. Sign up for this Travel Light – Virtual Presentation by visiting HackleyLibrary.org or by calling (231) 722-8011. You won’t want to miss this virtual program from Travel Light Author Laura R. Holmes at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22. Free.

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Flex your creative muscles and learn a new knitting technique in this Take and Make Craft for Teens – Knitting Nancy! A Knitting Nancy or spool knitting isn’t new – it’s just not as well-known as its traditional cousin with needles.  We’ll provide the supplies, but you’ll need to provide an empty toilet paper roll (surely you have one from quarantine?). Pick up a free craft kit from Hackley Library the week of September 21, and follow along with our instructional video, which will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page on Thursday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. Free.

Ongoing Programs

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We are excited to welcome a very limited audience to our Story Times in September!  Our space is limited to two families at each story time.  Registration is required by calling (231) 722-8014. Everyone present, including children two and older, must wear a face mask covering their noses and mouths.  

Don’t worry if you can’t be here in person! We stream all Story Times on Facebook Live and post the recordings. Not sure which day to attend/watch? Our Toddler Story Time is intended for children who enjoy shorter stories and more movement activities. Our Preschool Story Time is designed for children who prefer to follow along with longer stories.  

Toddler Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. on September 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Preschool Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. on September 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Don’t miss HPL’s Facebook Live and In-Person Story Times this month! (On Thursday and Friday mornings, the Youth Services Department will be closed for browsing between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  Holds pick up will still be available.)

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Follow along with us as we read our latest Chapter Book Read, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.  We couldn’t resist diving into this classic fantasy tale.  Anyone up for finding Narnia in their closets? Don’t miss this exciting novel, as we read it weekdays at 3:00 p.m. on HPL’s Facebook page. Free.

Did you know? Hackley Public Library has a creative writing group called Left to Write! For the time being, we are bringing Left to Write to you online, with writing prompts over Facebook. Anyone can participate by using the prompt to inspire your writing! Once HPL is hosting programs inside the library, we will have a special meeting to read over what you have written at home. Prompts will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. 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. Currently HPL's main library building is open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. HPL's Local History and Genealogy department, located in the Torrent house, will reopen to the public on September 1, 2020, 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:

DECORATING
Do you have a window decorating challenge? Carol Beatty of Quigley Draperies offers answers with words, pictures and video in this informative article. VIDEO!

EVENTS
Enjoy crafts, musician Dave Rucks, an outdoor book discussion, a writing group, and make adventure plans for Michigan, all at Hackley Public Library in September. Details are here!

SENIORS
Caregivers can have a hard time connecting with friends as their loved ones' need for assistance increases. Kurt Sapp from Seminole Shores Living Center offers suggestions!

COMMUNITY
$1.8 million was just invested in human service programs on the Lakeshore. Find out here how this is working for all of us from Christine Robere of United Way of the Lakeshore!

BUSTER KEATON
Can love survive when in-laws hate each other? Buster finds out when he courts the girl next door in 1920’s “Neighbors.” Enjoy the film, complete and online, here! VIDEO!

LAKESHORE STAR GAZER
Clear September nights reveal four naked eye planets and a spectacular Milky Way. Get the details! Astronomer Jonathan Truax is your guide.

EVENTS CALENDAR
As Michigan slowly opens up to events, check in here with Muskegon County's best online events calendar, courtesy of Hackley Public Library!

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