Friday, January 19, 2018

Upcoming Events at HPL




Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Computers

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 20

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.   Registeration opens one month before the class date.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Intro to Computers:  Intro to computers will offer an introduction to what a computer is and how to use it.  It is designed for beginners with little or no knowledge of computers.  Topics covered will include an explanation of Windows and files, how to turn on a computer, and how to use the mouse.

MONTHLY MAKERS:  ICE PAINT!

JANUARY 20, SATURDAY, 2:00

The cold doesn't bother us! Throw on your lab coat and experiment with creating new colors out of frozen paint. Each color will start off as a frozen ice cube. As you paint the cube will melt and will change your artwork.


GIRLS WHO CODE

JANUARY 22, MONDAY, 5:30-6:30

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 6 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.


yooper talkYooper Talk

6:00 pm, Tuesday, January  23

Kathryn Remlinger, author of the forthcoming book Yooper Talk, will be at HPL to talk about her new book.

“Yooper Talk is a fresh and significant contribution to understanding regional language and culture in North America. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is historically, geographically and culturally distinct. Struggles over land, labor and language during the past 150 years have shaped the variety of English spoken by resident Yoopers, as well as how they are viewed for outsides.

Drawing on sixteen years of fieldwork, including interviews with seventy-five lifelong residents of the UP, Kathryn Remlinger examines how the idea of a unique Yooper dialect emerged. Considering UP English in relation to other regional dialects and their speakers, she looks at local identity, literacy practices, media representations, language attitudes, notions of authenticity, economic factors, tourism, and contact with immigrant and Native American languages. The book also explores how a dialect becomes a recognizable and valuable commodity: Yooper talk (or "Yoopanese") is emblazoned on t-shirts, flags, postcards, coffee mugs, and bumper stickers.

Yooper Talk explains linguistic concepts with entertaining examples for general readers and also contributes to interdisciplinary discussions of dialect and identity in sociolinguistics, anthropology, dialectology, and folklore.

For more information about the book, the author, and UW Press, please visit https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5561.htm.”
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 24

Having trouble with your tablet? Flustered by your phone? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00  to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

STORYTIME!

JANUARY 25, THURSDAY, 10:30

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.


DRAWING DROIDS

JANUARY 27, SATURDAY, 2:00

Professional illustrator Corine Roberts is coming to the library to share her love of drawing and teach us how to draw our favorite Star Wars characters! This program works best for children 6 years old and up. Adults should plan to stay if bringing younger children.


WordComputer Class-Word

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 27

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.   Registeration opens one month before the class date.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Word:  Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.  

GIRLS WHO CODE

JANUARY 29, MONDAY, 5:30-6:30

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 6 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.


HOLY TRINITY CHURCH INSPIRATION CHOIR AND VICTORY IN PRAISE CHOIR

JANUARY 30, TUESDAY, 6:00

Come out to hear some of the best Inspirational/Gospel singing along the Lakeshore. The Holy Trinity Choir, led by Michelle Harris, will grace the Hackley Library stage. Joining them on the program will be Brandon Davis and the Victory in Praise Choir, a community choir comprised of Christians from various denominations from the greater West Michigan area. The choirs will perform individually and together for a truly great evening of vocal music. You won't want to miss this! Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.


tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31

Having trouble with your tablet? Flustered by your phone? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

STORYTIME!

FEBRUARY 1, THURSDAY, 10:30

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.


ExcelComputer Class-Excel

10:30 am, Saturday, February 3

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276  or visit our calendar to register.  Registeration opens one month before the class date.Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Intro to Excel.  Learn the basics of using a spreadsheet, including opening and saving, entering formulas, and making changes.

BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA CONTEST

FEBRUARY 3, SATURDAY, 2:00

So you think you know your Black History? Form a group with your friends--up to 4 per team, 6 teams total--and show your knowledge, competing against other teams.  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.

We'll have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and some consolation prizes. Cheer on your friends and family!

Team registration is required.  Sign your team up online at hackleylibrary.org or call 722-8000.

Sponsored by WUVS 103.7 "The Beat"!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Fiction at HPL



The War Bride's Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures
The War Bride's Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures
By Preston, Caroline
2017-12 - Ecco Press
9780061966927 Check Our Catalog

A World War II love story, narrated through a new bride's dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more
Lila Jerome has never been very lucky in love, and has always been more interested in studying architecture and, more recently, supporting the war bond effort on the home front. But in the fall of 1943, a chance spark with a boarder in …More


First Snow: A Will and a Way\Local Hero
First Snow: A Will and a Way\Local Hero
By Roberts, Nora
2017-10 - Silhouette Books
9781335142122 Check Our Catalog
"America's favorite writer." --The New Yorker

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes two stories about finding romance for the holidays...

A Will and A Way

Pandora McVie's life is tied up in knots. In order to respect her uncle Jolley's last wishes, she's stuck spending Christmas isolated in the
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Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1
Year One: Chronicles of the One, Book 1
By Roberts, Nora
2017-12 - St. Martin's Press
9781250122957 Check Our Catalog

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER



A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts--Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...



It began on New Year's
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Year One
Year One
By Roberts, Nora
2017-12 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781432844035 Check Our Catalog

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER



A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts--Year One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...



It began on New Year's
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The Demon Crown: A SIGMA Force Novel
The Demon Crown: A SIGMA Force Novel
By Rollins, James
2017-12 - William Morrow & Company
9780062381736 Check Our Catalog

"Bone-chilling." -Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"One of the best in the series." -Booklist (Starred Review)
To save mankind's future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil's bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat in this gripping adventure from #1 New York Times …More


Pen 33
Pen 33
By Roslund, Anders
Author Hellstrom, Borge
2017-12 - Quercus Books
9781681440132 Check Our Catalog
Bernt Lund harbors a sickness. He is a monster, an unrepentant child molester and serial killer. In the mind of society, in the minds of his nine-year-old victims' parents, and in the minds of his fellow inmates, he is a waking nightmare. And now he has escaped from custody--the worst scenario imaginable for Aspsas Prison's Department for Sexual Crimes.
Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens is …More


Edgedancer: From the Stormlight Archive
Edgedancer: From the Stormlight Archive
By Sanderson, Brandon
2017-10 - Tor Books
9781250166548 Check Our Catalog

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of Edgedancer, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive (previously published in Arcanum Unbounded).
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older--a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds …More


The Vanishing Season
The Vanishing Season
By Schaffhausen, Joanna
2017-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250126047 Check Our Catalog

Winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition, Joanna Schaffhausen's accomplished debut The Vanishing Season will grip readers from the opening page to the stunning conclusion.
Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still …More


Three Daughters of Eve
Three Daughters of Eve
By Shafak, Elif
2017-12 - Bloomsbury USA
9781632869951 Check Our Catalog
The stunning, timely new novel from the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul.
Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground -- an …More


Spy of the First Person
Spy of the First Person
By Shepard, Sam
2017-12 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780525521563 Check Our Catalog
The final work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days
In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard's extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he …More


The Charm Bracelet
The Charm Bracelet
By Shipman, Viola
2017-01 - Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
9781250071330 Check Our Catalog

Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.
Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.
On her birthday each year, Lolly's mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories alive, and so Lolly's charm …More


Low Down and Dirty
Low Down and Dirty
By Stringer, Vickie M.
2012-03 - Atria Books
9781451660869 Check Our Catalog
In yet another fast-paced and spiraling edition in the bestselling series featuring Dirty Red, Stringer writes about a woman who will do anything to save her life and the people who go so low in attempts to stop her. …More


The Rancher's Christmas Song & the Cowboy's Christmas Miracle
The Rancher's Christmas Song & the Cowboy's Christmas Miracle
By Thayne, RaeAnne
2017-10 - Harlequin
9781335143747 Check Our Catalog
"RaeAnne Thayne is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors... Once you start reading, you aren't going to be able to stop." --Fresh Fiction

"RaeAnne has a knack for capturing those emotions that come from the heart." --RT Book Reviews


Keep a song in your heart this holiday season...

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The Rancher's Christmas Song
The Rancher's Christmas Song
By Thayne, RaeAnne
2017-10 - Harlequin Special Edition
9780373623808 Check Our Catalog
"RaeAnne Thayne is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors... Once you start reading, you aren't going to be able to stop." --Fresh Fiction

"RaeAnne has a knack for capturing those emotions that come from the heart." --RT Book Reviews


Keep a song in your heart this holiday season...

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Serenity
Serenity
By Weber, Natalie
2011-01 - Urban Books
9781601624352 Check Our Catalog
Young, sexually curious Serenity has always desired both men and women, so when she heads to college in Washington, D.C., she's excited to explore her own carnal limits when she hooks up with Sadie Smith. But soon her life will change forever. Brand new is this dangerous and exciting underworld Sadie initiates Serenity into, with all its sex and secrets, and Serenity can't help but become further …More


Misadventures of a Virgin
Misadventures of a Virgin
By Wild, Meredith
2017-12 - Waterhouse Press
9781947222427 Check Our Catalog
It's been years since June Bell shared a stolen moment with her girlhood crush, Kase McCasker. It's been just as long since Kase's father nixed the sale of the McCasker farm to expand the grounds of the Bell's grand hotel. Now that Kase is back home for good, June might be the only person who can persuade him to reconsider the abandoned plan. But how can she face him again after he left her …More


The Sea Keeper's Daughters
The Sea Keeper's Daughters
By Wingate, Lisa
2015-09 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414386904 Check Our Catalog
2016 Christy Award Winner (Contemporary novel category)

From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt's WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a
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Winter Wishes
Winter Wishes
By Michaels, Fern
Author Fox, Susan
Author Bennett, Jules
2017-11 - Wheeler Publishing Large Print
9781432841782 Check Our Catalog
This winter, let four tales of mistletoe magic and the spirit of the season cast a special glow as some of your favorite authors introduce stories of hope, happiness, and holiday hearts.



CHRISTMAS KISSES

Fern Michaels

Starting over in a new town with a new job, Meredith thinks buying Noah's grandmother's house will be a
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The House on Foster Hill
The House on Foster Hill
By Wright, Jaime Jo
2017-11 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764230288 Check Our Catalog
When Kaine Prescott's husband dies, her pleas for an investigation falls on deaf ears. In need of a fresh start, she purchases an old house sight unseen in Wisconsin. A century earlier, Ivy Thorpe questioned a suspicious death on that same property. When the house's dark secrets resurface, Kaine must face a terrifying realization. …More

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Staff Picks


Check here every month to see what the HPL staff recommends based on our reading.  You can also  find your next good book by stopping by or calling the Reference Desk, or by using our online form:  Your Next Good Book


Alison's Picks


The Alienist
The Alienist
By Carr, Caleb
2006-10 - Random House Trade
9780812976144 Check Our Catalog
Now back in print--this fast-paced, convincing "New York Times" bestselling thriller is set in New York City in 1896, where two men and a brave, determined woman embark on a quest that takes them into the tortured mind of a barbaric serial killer. …More


Damien's Picks


Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
By Matthews, Chris
2017-10 - Simon & Schuster
9781501111860 Check Our Catalog
New York Times Bestseller
A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.
With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's most beloved Presidents and the patriotic …More


Lisa's Picks


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
By Bui, Thi
2017-03 - Harry N. Abrams
9781419718779 Check Our Catalog
National bestseller

ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection

An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui
.

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for
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Warcross
Warcross
By Lu, Marie
2017-09 - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
9780399547966 Check Our Catalog
When a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths in this sci-fi thriller by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Lu, who conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. …More


Penance
Penance
By Minato, Kanae
2017-04 - Mulholland Books
9780316349154 Check Our Catalog
The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma.

When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emily by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emily is found murdered hours later.

Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren't able to accurately describe the stranger's appearance to the police
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Delphine's Picks


How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016
How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016
By O'Rourke, P. J.
2017-03 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802126191 Check Our Catalog
This election cycle was so absurd that celebrated political satirist, journalist, and die-hard Republican P. J. O'Rourke endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. As P.J. put it, "America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692. So why not put Hillary on the dunking stool?"
In How the Hell Did This Happen?, P.J. brings his …More


Liz's Picks


The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Heart's Invisible Furies
By Boyne, John
2017-08 - Hogarth Press
9781524760786 Check Our Catalog
Selected one of New York Times Readers' Favorite Books of 2017
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never …More


Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
By Millard, Candice
2011-09 - Doubleday Books
9780385526265 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2012), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2012)

James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked …More


Diana's Picks


The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan
By Applegate, Katherine
Illustrator Castelao, Patricia
2012-01 - HarperTorch
9780061992254 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2014), Bluebonnet Awards (2013), Bluebonnet Awards (2014), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013), Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (2015), Christopher Awards (2013), Cybils (2012), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2014), E.B. White Read Aloud Award (2013), Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (2013), Golden Archer Award (2014), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2015), Great Stone Face Book Award (2013), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2014), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (2015), Maine Student Book Award (2014), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2016), Nene Award (2014), Nene Award (2015), Nene Award (2016), Newbery Medal (2013), North Carolina Children's Book Award (2016), Nutmeg Book Award (2016), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2014), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award (2015), Rhode Island Children's Book Awards (2014), Sequoyah Book Awards (2015), Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (2014), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2014), Volunteer State Book Awards (2015), West Virginia Children's Book Award (2014), Young Reader's Choice Award (2015)

Bestselling author Applegate presents an unforgettable and uplifting tween animal fantasy that explores the power of friendship, art, and hope with humor and touching poignancy. Illustrations. …More


Jocelyn's Picks


Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
By Pinborough, Sarah
2017-01 - Flatiron Books
9781250111173 Check Our Catalog

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

"You should read Behind Her Eyes...It's bloody brilliant." --Stephen King



"An eerie thriller...Pinborough keeps us guessing about just who's manipulating whom - until the ending reveals that we've been wholly complicit in this terrifying mind game."
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Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere
By Ng, Celeste
2017-09 - Penguin Press
9780735224292 Check Our Catalog
The runaway New York Times bestseller
Named a Best Book of the Year:

People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Book of the Month, Paste, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, and many more

"I am …More


Artemis
Artemis
By Weir, Andy
2017-11 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780553448122 Check Our Catalog
The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller--a heist story set on the moon.
Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.
Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity's first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her …More


I'm Thinking of Ending Things
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
By Reid, Iain
2016-06 - Gallery/Scout Press
9781501126925 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Weird, strange, chilling. Read it in 3 hours then went back to the beginning. Couldn't stop. Wouldn't answer the phone. After the first 50 pages I wanted to stop-glad I stayed with it. What was that?
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