Local Author Fair
Noon - 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 31
On Saturday, May 31 local authors will be at Hackley Public Library to discuss their work, sell and autograph their books, and chat with the public. Whether you’re an avid reader or writer, this is your chance to get to know and support the local authors from West Michigan.Writers representing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, teens, and children’s books will be available, and each author table will feature copies of selected works available for purchase and signing.
Save the date, tell everyone you know, and join us for our first Local Author Fair!
Michigan Town and Country Inns
6:00 pm Tuesday, June 3: Michigan Town and Country Inns
Susan Newhof (Spirits and Wine) returns to HPL to talk about her new book, Michigan Town and Country Inns. The book describes inns around the state of Michigan. Susan has been writing and updating this series for a number of years.
10:00 am, Saturday, June 7: Scrapbooking
Learn the basics of scrapbooking! Hear tips and get assistance in creating memorable scrapbooks, collages, and other gifts for your loved ones. They make great gifts for birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions. Bring your own pictures, newspaper clippings, cards, and other memorabilia, as well as the book you want to put them in. We will provide the rest iincluding paper, scissors, stickers, embellishments, letters, stencils, a Cricut die-cut machine, and much more! Lead by Jacqui Bernhardt.
Adult Summer Reading Starts
Starting June 9 Summer Reading for Adults returns! This year’s theme is Literary Elements. Why let kids have all the fun? Join the Adult Summer Reading Program at Hackley Public Library. For each book you read (or listen to: audio books count too!) you can put your name into a drawing.
How does it work?
1. Sign up for the program at the Circulation Desk starting on Monday, June 9.
2. Read or listen to a book (or two or three!) from the Library (eBooks from our collection count!). We’ll have a special prize for everyone who submits at least one entry.
3. Fill out a form for each book, indicate the prize you want, and put it in the drawing jar. August 23rd will be the last day to enter.
5. At the end of August we will draw names for each prize and from all the entries for a grand prize.
Optional: You may write a short review of the book you read that we will post on our website. We will not include your name with the book review.
No reading logs, no minimum number of books to read. Read what you want and as often as you want. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!
Sponsors include, but are not limited to, Benson Drugs, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Ginman Tire, Glenside Pub/Northside Pub, Jen Cross-Modiv Coach, Keep in Touch Massage, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, Muskegon Museum of Art, West Michigan Symphony, and Witt Buick.
SUMMER READING "KICK OFF" WITH ROSCOE THE CLOWN & CARNIVAL FUN
1:00-4:00 PM MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
Join us at the Library for summer reading fun! Monday, June 9, 2014 is the opening day for "Fizz, Boom, Read!", Hackley Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Get in on the fun! Kids sign up for the program and get their reading logs to record all the great books they read during the summer. Kids will also play some games, win fun prizes, and feast on ice cream! Our special project for opening day is Sandpaper Art T-shirts. Please bring in your own T-shirt to do this project.
The Shocking Case of Helmuth Schmidt, Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer.
6:00 PM Tuesday, June 10: The Shocking Case of Helmuth Schmidt, Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer.
A wild story about the search for a missing New Yorker in Detroit that turned into a bizarre case involving a man who used personals to dupe lonely widows, and a fascinating glimpse into the world of law and order in Detroit circa 1917-1918, where Detroit's three-man (yes, only three men back then) Homicide Bureau hunted the city's worst criminals. The book was written by Jenison-based author Tobin T. Buhk, a historical crime novelist and English teacher at Forest Hills Central Middle School. Buhk’s past work includes “True Crime in the Civil War,” “True Crime in Michigan: the State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases,” “Cause of Death” and sequel “Skeletons in the Closet,” co-authored with Grand Rapids medical examiner Stephen Cohle.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
CRITCHLOW ALLIGATOR SANCTUARY
2:00 PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
Want to check out an alligator up close? Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, a Michigan rescue agency, will be bringing a few of their scaly friends to the Library. Come find out all about alligators!
FATHERS' DAY CRAFTS
1:00 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Remember Dad for Father's Day!
Drop in between 1 & 4 PM to create a wonderful gift & card, just for Dad.