Folias Duo, Crafts, Story Times — and HPL Now Fines Free
We are thankful for beautiful music, story reads, crafts, and a writing group at Hackley Public Library in November. Plus, In-Person Story Times return, safely enjoyed at the library and at home.
More great news has been announced. Hackley Public Library is now fines free! Details below.
Single Date Programs
Mark your calendar for Folias Duo “Live from Home” as they create beautiful music for everyone to enjoy! Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron of the Folias Duo are a married couple whose unique interpersonal performer-composer collaboration of 17 years breathes new life into classical music. This virtual event will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, and will be streaming live to the Hackley Public Library Facebook page. All ages are welcome to enjoy. Free.
Enter the Holiday season with a thankful heart! Miss Lydia and Miss Melissa are teaming up for a special Be Thankful – Story Book Read on Facebook. This story book read will be posted to Hackley Library’s Facebook page at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19. Remember: when Miss Lydia and Miss Melissa get together, it’s not about science, it’s about fun! Free.
Ongoing Craft Kit Programs
What are you thankful for? Enjoy putting together a Take and Make Craft for Kids: Thankful Tree! You can fill your tree with all the people and things you are thankful for, or you can share with your family and have everyone join in! An instructional video will be posted to Hackley Library’s Facebook page November 2 and again November 16 at 3:00 p.m. Kits are available to pick up November 2 through 24 or while supplies last. Free.
Friendship is an important relationship to celebrate! Come into the library and pick up your Take and Make Craft for Teens: Friendship Bracelet. We will provide enough embroidery floss for two bracelets! You and a friend can watch our instructional video together and make something special for each other. The video will be posted to Hackley Library’s Facebook page November 2 and again November 16 at 3:00 p.m. Kits are available to pick up November 2 through 24 or while supplies last. Free.
Additional Ongoing Programs
We are excited to welcome a very limited audience to our In-Person Story Times in November!
Our space is limited to two families at each story time. For In-Person 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. November 5, 12, and 19. Preschool Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. November 6, 13, and 20.
Please note: on Thursday and Friday mornings, the Youth Services Department will be closed for browsing between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Holds pick up will still be available. Free.
Did you know? Hackley Public Library has a creative writing group called Left to Write! For the time being, we're bringing Left to Write to you online, with prompts over Facebook. Prompts will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Use these prompts to embrace your creativity and write about something. 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.
Hackley Public Library: Fine Free
Great news! Hackley Public Library is fines free! Hackley Public Library is no longer charging fines for overdue Hackley Library materials.
It is always a good idea to return items on or before the due dates, keeping in mind that due dates may differ depending on the format of the materials.
Please note that overdue fines charged by other libraries for items borrowed on interlibrary loan or through MeL lending libraries will be charged and collected for payment to the owning library. Lost or damaged items will continue to be charged.
Hackley Public Library Hotspot
If you are interested in using the internet but don't have access, HPL's user-friendly hotspot can provide Wi-Fi internet access for your devices.
Hotspot borrowers must have a Hackley Public Library card. For more details, or to ask questions, call (231) 722-8000 or stop in to Hackley Public 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. 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, 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.