Friday, November 27, 2015

Upcoming Events


er Class-Intro to Email

10:30 am, Saturday, November 28

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 to register. This week's topic--Email. Learn how to set up an email account. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.>



Charles_HackleyCharles Hackley Look-a-like No-Shave-November Contest Award Ceremony

6:00 pm, Tuesday, December 1

Noshemberers (No-Shave November participants) will be judged by how closely they resemble Charles Hackley. We'll have awards in age categories (Under 25; 25-45; 45-65; 65+) and a People's Choice Award. Come out to see the fun and vote for the People's Choice!

powerpointComputer Class-Powerpoint

10:30 am, Saturday, Dec 5

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Powerpoint. Learn how to create a slide show. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

ORNAMENTS FOR HPL's CHRISTMAS TREE

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Let's get ready for the Christmas holidays. We'll have materials so you make ornaments to decorate our HPL tree and take one home for your own tree.

FauxgrassFauxgrass

6:00 pm, Monday, December 7

Join us to hear Fauxgrass perform. With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt approach to structure Fauxgrass performances flow between genres with unique instrumental communication. The current members consist of Adam Balcer (guitar, vocals), Tim McKay (bass, vocals), Joey Schultz (banjo, vocals) and Jason Wheeler (mandolin, vocals). They have toured extensively through the mid-west, Colorado, and northeast coast, as well as establishing themselves as a regular presence in the Michigan music scene. They are continuing to build momentum as their unique songwriting and fun performances find enthusiastic reception around the region. Their creative approach to a familiar musical style is a breath of fresh air, and something worth experiencing for the acoustic music lover. Visit their website to learn more at their homepage. To hear a song visit our Youtube page.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

ScoreScore-Website Design

5:30 pm, Tuesday, December 8

A well-designed website makes your small business visible (to the whole world.) This brings customers to your doorstep, creates credibility, communication and e-commerce with your customers. How will you design and launch your website? Unlike posting on social media, you have complete control of your website. This workshop targets those new to website creation and marketing on the Internet
This workshop will include:
  • Help with design decisions-DIY vs contractor created
  • Costs: designing a website to fit your budget
  • Analytics: measuring the effectiveness of your site
  • How to name your site
  • Importance of content
  • Utilizing social media
  • Legal Issues
Lead by Bob Fountain. Please call 231-722-7276 to register by phone, or register online.

excelTech Wednesday-Excel

3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 9

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting. This week we'll look at Excel.

investing graphicInvestor Ed-Retirement: Making Your Money Last

1:00 pm, Friday, December 11

Retirement: Making Your Money Last is a seminar designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. The workshop discusses ideas to help build a reasonable and
sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both. Please call Jennifer at 231-777-3102 or email farrah.starr@edwardjones.com by Friday, Dec 4 to reserve a seat.

MEET THE REINDEER!

12:00 PM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

It's that time of year again! See reindeer up close and personal. Learn all about them and get that warm, fuzzy feeling with some hot cocoa as we prepare for Christmas! Bring your camera for a wonderful photo opportunity.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL



publisher logoComputer Class-Intro to Publisher

10:30 am, Saturday, November 21

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Publisher. Learn how to make posters and signs. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

What can you build? Create it using our LEGOs!
Have a great family afternoon building with our LEGOs, enjoying a little friendly competition.

sewing boxLearn to Sew-Handsewing Basics

6:00 pm, Monday, November 23

Learn to sew will include an introduction to tools, needles, and thread, why you need a basic sewing kit, basic hand stitches, how to sew on a button, and how to retack a hem. Lead by seamstress Ozetta Aaron.

facebook logoTech Wednesday-Facebook

3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 25

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  Today we'll take a look at Facebook.

email logoComputer Class-Intro to Email

10:30 am, Saturday, November 28

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 to register. This week's topic--Email. Learn how to set up an email account. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.>

Charles_HackleyCharles Hackley Look-a-like No-Shave-November Contest Award Ceremony

6:00 pm, Tuesday, December 1

Noshemberers (No-Shave November participants) will be judged by how closely they resemble Charles Hackley. We'll have awards in age categories (Under 25; 25-45; 45-65; 65+) and a People's Choice Award. Come out to see the fun and vote for the People's Choice!

powerpointComputer Class-Powerpoint

10:30 am, Saturday, Dec 5

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Powerpoint. Learn how to create a slide show. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

ORNAMENTS FOR HPL's CHRISTMAS TREE

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Let's get ready for the Christmas holidays. We'll have materials so you make ornaments to decorate our HPL tree and take one home for your own tree.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Review-Everything I Never Told You





Sometimes a title catches your eye-Started Early, Took my Dog, The Joy of X, All the Light we Cannot See-they almost beg to be read.  A title that recenlty piqued my interest was Everything I Never Told You.
The story is about a family in the 70's.  The mom, Marilyn, was brought up by a single mother who thought women should be good cooks and homemakers.  Marilyn felt stifled by that vision and wanted to be a doctor.  The father, James, is first generation Chinese and was never quite accepted in school.  They have three children and live in a small college town where they are the only Chinese-American family.  Both parents have high hopes for their children, that the children will not be outsiders and be successful.  Nathan, the oldest, is weighed down by his father's expectations, but it is Lydia, the middle child who feels the pressure from both parents, especially her mother because she did not fulfill her dream of going to medical school.  Hannah, the third child is almost ignored by her parents, so she is able to watch the family dynamics.  At the start of the story we learn that Lydia has committed suicide.  Marilyn is sure that someone has murdered her and James is so overwhelmed with grief that he seeks comfort outside his family.  The book jumps back and forth in time so we learn the path that has led the family to this crisis.
The author is very astute at dealing with the grieving process and the aftermath of a sudden death.  She tells the story from various viewpoints so the reader gets to understand where everyone is coming from.  It is a powerful story of a family dealing with a great tragedy, told with empahty. 

Everything I Never Told You
Everything I Never Told You
By Ng, Celeste
2014-06 - Penguin Press
9781594205712 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Alex Awards (2015), Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) (2015)

"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet" . . . So begins thestory of this exquisite debut novel, about a ChineseAmerican family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee;their middle daughter, a girl who inherited hermother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-blackhair. Her parents are determined that Lydia willfulfill the dreams they were unable …More


Complimentary Reads


Before You Know Kindness
Before You Know Kindness
By Bohjalian, Chris A.
2004-10 - Random House Large Print Publishing
9780375434181 Check Our Catalog
For ten summers, the Seton family - all three generations - met at their country home in New England to spend a week together playing tennis, badminton, and golf, and savoring gin and tonics on the wraparound porch to celebrate the end of the season. In the eleventh summer, everything changed. A hunting rifle with a single cartridge left in the chamber wound up in exactly the wrong hands at …More


The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
By Sebold, Alice
2002-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316666343 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2003), Bram Stoker Awards (2002), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2005), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2004), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2005), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2004), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2005), Tayshas Reading (2004)

From the author of the stunning memoir, "Lucky, " comes a fiction debut narrated from heaven. Starting with the first chapter, 14-year-old Susie Salmon recounts her rape and murder and watches her family as they cope with their grief. …More


My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
By Picoult, Jodi
2004-04 - Atria Books
9780743454520 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Alex Awards (2005)

Written with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity, this novel is about a teen who was conceived as a bone marrow match for her sister Kate, and what happens when she begins to question who she really is. …More


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What to read while waiting for...



The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
By King, Stephen
2015-11 - Scribner Book Company
9781501111679 Check Our Catalog
A master storyteller at his best the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, "Nightshift," published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer
…More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Other books by the same author.


Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep
By King, Stephen
2014-06 - Gallery Books
9781451698855 Check Our Catalog
Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, "The Shining," in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. …More


Just After Sunset: Stories
Just After Sunset: Stories
By King, Stephen
2009-09 - Pocket Books
9781416586654 Check Our Catalog
In his first collection of short stories since "Everything's Eventual" in 2002, King delivers 13 stories ranging from the subtle to the disturbing, set in a world where the line between the living and the dead is often blurry, and the seams that hold reality intact might tear apart at any moment. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
By King, Stephen
2000-08 - Pocket Books
9780671024246 Check Our Catalog
Although it is difficult to believe, the Sixties are not fictional: they actually happened.
No matter the format, Stephen King's work is spellbinding because the author himself is spellbound. The first hugely popular writer of the TV generation, King published his first novel, Carrie, in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Images from that war -- and protests …More


Complimentary Reads


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
By Gaiman, Neil
2015-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062330260 Check Our Catalog

From one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved storytellers of our time comes a major new collection of stories and verse
"We each have our little triggers . . . things that wait for us in the dark corridors of our lives." So says Neil Gaiman in his introduction to Trigger Warning, a remarkable compendium of twenty-five stories and poems that explore the transformative power of …More


He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson
He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson
By Conlon, Christopher
2010-09 - Tor Books
9780765326140 Check Our Catalog
Richard Matheson, the "New York Times" bestselling author of I Am Legend, has inspired a generation of storytellers. Now, an outstanding cast of top writers pays tribute to his legacy with an all-new collection of original stories set in Matheson's own fictional universes, including sequels, prequels, and companion stories to "I Am Legend," "Hell House," "The Incredible Shrinking Man," "Somewhere …More



A Night in the Cemetery: And Other Stories of Crime & Suspense
A Night in the Cemetery: And Other Stories of Crime & Suspense
By Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Translator Sekirin, Peter
2009-09 - Pegasus Books
9781605980591 Check Our Catalog
Anton Chekhov's only collection of crime and mystery stories. …More

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL




MINECRAFT

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Experience surviving and building your own virtual world with Minecraft players of different skill levels. Maybe you'll learn something. Maybe you'll teach someone something. Why not do both!
REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230.

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Make a crafty holiday turkey and more to decorate your home just in time to celebrate with family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving!

If this is a manBook Discussion

1:00 pm, Monday, November 16

The Silversides Museum is sponsoring a film and book discussion group on the topic of the Holocaust. The film will be shown at the Museum, the book discussion will take place at HPL. This month the Book is by Primo Levi, If This is a Man and the movie is “The Truce,” which will be shown at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Silversides Museum on November 18.

Synopsis of the Film, “The Truce”
Italian chemist turned author Primo Levi was interred at Auschwitz during WW II until 1945. Following his release, he returned to his native Turin and penned the wrenching autobiographical account of life in the concentration camp If This Is a Man. In 1962, he wrote a companion book, The Truce, a chronicle of his hellish nine-month journey from the camp to Turin. Both books are crucial entries in the history of the Holocaust. This careful adaptation of the second book took filmmaker Francesco Rosi 10 years to make. Levi's trek begins when shortly after the Germans leave, four Russian horsemen ride up and tear down the gates of Auschwitz. Levi is quickly aboard one of the first outbound trucks. Over the next few months, he goes to many different countries, and along the way he meets and is befriended by assorted fellow travelers. Through them, his appreciation of life and freedom slowly returns, but with it also comes a deep rage and an abiding guilt at having survived, a guilt that may have led Levi to suicide in 1987. Author: Sandra Brennan
http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0016421

Red Tail RingRed Tail Ring

6:00 pm, Monday, November 16

Red Tail Ring performs this week in our Listening Room series.
RED TAIL RING is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders - Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping. “We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be,” says Beauchamp. “It informs how we write our original songs. There's a real energy exchange between the old and the new.”
“Red Tail Ring brings to the stage a lively and commanding fusion of string and vocal harmonies. The pair deliver both established ballads and original compositions with a clear, authentic ease that manages to transcend traditional form while honoring its legacy.”
- Rob Cole, Grand Rapids Press
“Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp share a reverence for vivid, authentic American art forms. They are both rustic and elegant, and they lift us into their sound.”
- Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
Visit their website at http://redtailring.com/ for more information
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

"WRITE FOR FRIGHT" AUTHORS' AWARDS NIGHT

6:30 PM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Congradulations to the winning authors in our "Write for Fright" Scary Story Contest. This program will honor their achievements. Authors will read their winning entries. Family and friends are invited to meet the winners, and enjoy hearing the scary stories.

calculatorFinances for Lunch sponsored by PNC Bank

12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 18

Bring your lunch and learn about finances with employees from PNC Bank. This month's topic is “Your own home.”

publisher logoComputer Class-Intro to Publisher

10:30 am, Saturday, November 21

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Publisher. Learn how to make posters and signs. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

What can you build? Create it using our LEGOs!
Have a great family afternoon building with our LEGOs, enjoying a little friendly competition.

sewing boxLearn to Sew-Handsewing Basics

6:00 pm, Monday, November 23

Learn to sew will include an introduction to tools, needles, and thread, why you need a basic sewing kit, basic hand stitches, how to sew on a button, and how to retack a hem. Lead by seamstress Ozetta Aaron.

facebook logoTech Wednesday-Facebook

3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 25

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  Today we'll take a look at Facebook.

email logoComputer Class-Intro to Email

10:30 am, Saturday, November 28

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 to register. This week's topic--Email. Learn how to set up an email account. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.>

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What to read while waiting for...



Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
By Cornwell, Patricia
2015-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325402 Check Our Catalog

From the world's number one bestselling crime writer comes the haunting and irresistible new Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel Depraved Heart
Depraved Heart: "Void of social duty and fatally bent on mischief." Mayes v. People, 806 III. 306 (1883)
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a highly suspicious death scene in a historic home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A …More


Other books by the same author.
Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
By Cornwell, Patricia
2014-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325341 Check Our Catalog

It sa sunny morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and alsoDr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday.She's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind theirhome. Is this a kids game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Hercell phonerings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her …More


Dust
Dust
By Cornwell, Patricia
2013-11 - Putnam Adult
9780399157578 Check Our Catalog
From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel
The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Goldberg, Lee
2015-09 - Bantam
9780345543165 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that's what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can't touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace.

Evan Trace is running a
…More


X
X
By Grafton, Sue
2015-08 - Marian Wood Books/Putnam
9780399163845 Check Our Catalog

Of #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters. With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.

X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.

X: The shortest entry in Webster's Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly
…More


Speaking in Bones
Speaking in Bones
By Reichs, Kathy
2015-07 - Bantam
9780345544049 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER

No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In "Speaking in Bones, " the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur.

Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do test,
…More

Monday, November 9, 2015

Upcoming Events at HPL


ax and Ruth Bloomquist

6:00 pm, Monday, November 9

Join Max and Ruth, Muskegon's own folk singers, for an evening of wonderful music. Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared love not only for each other, but for music and songs made with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart. Ruth and Max immersed themselves in folk, bluegrass, country, singer songwriters, and other acoustic music to create a sound and style all their own. Learn more at http://ruthbloomquist.com/Sponsored by the Friends of Hackley Public Library.



MichiganMichigan A to Z

6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 10

No matter where you go in Michigan, each of the 83 counties has a story to tell through its facts, history, land and water, people and things to do. Barb Vandermolen's talk on Michigan A to Z is entertaining and enlightening. She tells stories about the different counties in the state and encourages audience interaction. Barb will have copies of her book for sale. See more about her book at http://discovermichigancountybycounty.com/Sponsored by the Friends of Hackley Public Library.

digital picturesTech Wednesday-Digital Pictures

3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 11

Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting. This week we'll look at digital pictures.

calculatorInvestor Ed-Social Security: Your Questions Answered

1:00 pm, Friday, November 13

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions
have on your retirement. Social Security: Your Questions Answered is a 15-minute presentation that discusses how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should
start taking benefits, and tax considerations. An Edward Jones representative will be on hand to answer your questions. Please call Jennifer at 231-777-3102 or email farrah.starr@edwardjones.com by Friday, Nov 6 to reserve a seat.

MINECRAFT

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Experience surviving and building your own virtual world with Minecraft players of different skill levels. Maybe you'll learn something. Maybe you'll teach someone something. Why not do both!
REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. CALL 231-722-7276, EXT. 230.

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Make a crafty holiday turkey and more to decorate your home just in time to celebrate with family and friends.
Happy Thanksgiving!

If this is a manBook Discussion

1:00 pm, Monday, November 16

The Silversides Museum is sponsoring a film and book discussion group on the topic of the Holocaust. The film will be shown at the Museum, the book discussion will take place at HPL. This month the Book is by Primo Levi, If This is a Man and the movie is “The Truce,” which will be shown at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Silversides Museum on November 18.

Synopsis of the Film, “The Truce”
Italian chemist turned author Primo Levi was interred at Auschwitz during WW II until 1945. Following his release, he returned to his native Turin and penned the wrenching autobiographical account of life in the concentration camp If This Is a Man. In 1962, he wrote a companion book, The Truce, a chronicle of his hellish nine-month journey from the camp to Turin. Both books are crucial entries in the history of the Holocaust. This careful adaptation of the second book took filmmaker Francesco Rosi 10 years to make. Levi's trek begins when shortly after the Germans leave, four Russian horsemen ride up and tear down the gates of Auschwitz. Levi is quickly aboard one of the first outbound trucks. Over the next few months, he goes to many different countries, and along the way he meets and is befriended by assorted fellow travelers. Through them, his appreciation of life and freedom slowly returns, but with it also comes a deep rage and an abiding guilt at having survived, a guilt that may have led Levi to suicide in 1987. Author: Sandra Brennan
http://parks.swankmp.com/synopsis?0016421

Red Tail RingRed Tail Ring

6:00 pm, Monday, November 16

Red Tail Ring performs this week in our Listening Room series.
RED TAIL RING is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders - Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping. “We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be,” says Beauchamp. “It informs how we write our original songs. There's a real energy exchange between the old and the new.”
“Red Tail Ring brings to the stage a lively and commanding fusion of string and vocal harmonies. The pair deliver both established ballads and original compositions with a clear, authentic ease that manages to transcend traditional form while honoring its legacy.”
- Rob Cole, Grand Rapids Press
“Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp share a reverence for vivid, authentic American art forms. They are both rustic and elegant, and they lift us into their sound.”
- Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music
Visit their website at http://redtailring.com/ for more information
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

"WRITE FOR FRIGHT" AUTHORS' AWARDS NIGHT

6:30 PM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Congradulations to the winning authors in our "Write for Fright" Scary Story Contest. This program will honor their achievements. Authors will read their winning entries. Family and friends are invited to meet the winners, and enjoy hearing the scary stories.

calculatorFinances for Lunch sponsored by PNC Bank

12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 18

Bring your lunch and learn about finances with employees from PNC Bank. This month's topic is “Your own home.”

publisher logoComputer Class-Intro to Publisher

10:30 am, Saturday, November 21

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes this fall on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-7276 to register. This weeks' topic--Publisher. Learn how to make posters and signs. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

2:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

What can you build? Create it using our LEGOs!
Have a great family afternoon building with our LEGOs, enjoying a little friendly competition.