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Hackley Library’s Summer Programs 2021

May 13, 2021 06:06PM ● By Two Eagles Marcus

Muskegon, MI - May 12, 2021

 

Annual Summer Reading Program

June 14 – August 14

Hackley Library’s annual Summer Reading Program is around the corner! This ongoing program is fun for ALL AGES to enjoy. In addition to reading, there will be exciting activities to complete, and cool prizes that you can win!  Check back for more details at hackleylibrary.org, on HPL’s Facebook page, call 231-722-8000, or visit the library!


 

Summer Photo Challenge

June 14 – August 14

Facebook

Duration of Challenge: June 14 - Aug 14, 2021

When prompts come out: Every Monday for 9 weeks beginning June 14

How to Submit: Watch for Hackley Library to post picture prompts, and then post/submit 1 picture a week to the HPL Facebook page with the tag #HPLSummerPhotoChallenge1 (for week 1)

#HPLSummerPhotoChallenge2 (for week 2) etc.

Each week, for 9 weeks, Hackley Library will post picture prompts on the HPL Facebook page. Submitted pictures will be gathered into folders for each prompt, and the public will be able to vote for their favorite pictures from each week by "liking" them. At the end of the challenge, winners of each prompt will have their picture framed and displayed at HPL! Free.

 

Reading Between the Lines: A Book Discussion Series

6:00 pm, second Monday of each month (June – November)

Join us every second Monday of the month through November for our new book discussion series, Reading Between the Lines. Each month we will gather to discuss a book from different genres including (but not limited to) history, memoir, and mystery.  This series will begin as virtual, but may transition as times goes on - watch for more information to come! Details on the books we’ll discuss can be found at hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook page. Copies of the books can be found at Hackley Library, as well as other area libraries (available copies are limited).

To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Discussion will be casual so, relax, kick back, and let's talk books! Free.


Left to Write Prompts – Creative Writing Group (Virtual Facebook)

2:00 pm, every Wednesday - Posted to Facebook

Hackley Public Library has a creative writing group called Left to Write!  For the time being, we're bringing “Left to Write” to you virtually!  We’ll be posting online writing prompts to HPL's Facebook page every Wednesday at 2 pm.  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.


Facebook Live Story Time Bites

10:30 am, Thursday and Friday mornings in June

Virtual Facebook

Enjoy all the best parts of short live Story Time from the convenience of your home!  Join Hackley Library virtually for songs, stories, and movement activities on Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am. Free.


Adult Programs:

Taking Better Pictures

6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 1

Virtual Zoom

Summertime is a great time for pictures: sun, sand, surf! However, not all of us have fancy cameras or the experience to get that perfect shot, so give yourself the advantage of learning from a professional photographer during a virtual class! Emily Baldus, owner of Box of Light Photography, LLC in Muskegon, will explain some of the basics of photography. She will show examples of how to take pictures in different lighting and how to edit photos to create beautiful images. There will be time at the end for questions! To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Free.

 

Writing Workshop with Moheb Soliman

5:30 pm, Monday, June 21

In Person

Join Great Lakes writer and artist Moheb Soliman for an outdoor nature-writing workshop, followed by a public reading of his new poetry book HOMES (Coffee House Press, 2021) and an informal talk with other local special guests.

Workshop participants will engage in on-site writing prompts and discussion about the connections between nature, language, identity, and modern life.

The reading will present his collection of poems--part postmodern nature poetry and part immigrant travelogue, and the talk will further explore the diverse intersections and narratives of the Great Lakes region.

To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library.

This program will take place in-person at Heritage Landing Park: 1050 7th St, Muskegon, MI 49440 (free parking, meet at the stage). The program will begin with the workshop at 5:30pm, a reading at 6pm reading, and a talk at 6:30pm. Free.



Youth Services Programs:

Youth Take and Make Craft – Yarn Owl

Instructional video will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page at 3:00 pm on June 1 and 14.

Craft kits will be available to pick up beginning June 1.

Whooo doesn’t love a fun owl craft? These knit critters will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning June 1 and through the end of the month while supplies last. Instructional video will be posted to Facebook on Tuesday, June 1 and Monday, June 14 at 3:00 pm. Free.


Teen Take and Make Craft – Perler Bead Owl Magnet

Instructional video will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page at 3:00 pm on June 1 and 14.

Craft kits will be available to pick up beginning June 1.

Whoooo wants another Perler bead craft? Yooouuuu! Craft kits will be available June 1 and through the end of the month while supplies last. Instructional video will be posted on Tuesday, June 1 and Monday, June 14 at 3:00 pm. Free.


John Ball Zoo Virtual Animal Program

3:00 pm, Thursday, June 10

Virtual Zoom

John Ball Zoo will be hosting a live virtual program giving us an up-close look at the amazing physical and behavioral adaptations animals use to survive. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.


All Ages Take and Disassemble Owl Pellets

3:00 pm, Monday, June 14

Virtual Facebook

Put on your scientist hat and grab an owl pellet from the library! These fascinating masses are one of the ways that scientists have been able to discover the different diets of owls and other birds. Dissecting owl pellets can tell us much about where they live, what they eat, and who they are. Craft kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning June 14 and through the end of the month while supplies last. Instructional video will be posted to Facebook on Monday, June 14 at 3:00 pm. Free.


Drawing Mythical Creatures with Corinne Roberts

3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 15

Virtual Zoom

You won’t be draggin’ your feet to attend this virtual class!  Learn how to draw dragons, a phoenix, and much more. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.


Things That Go “Who” in the Night

3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 22

Virtual Zoom

Owls capture the attention of almost anyone who is lucky enough to encounter them in the wild. This program will highlight several common owl species and show participants how they can encourage them to live in their backyard. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.

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