Black History Month Events at Hackley Public Library

Events are listed below.  All events are FREE to the public.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore.

Additional support from:
DTE Energy
The Friends of Hackley Public Library
WUVS 103.7 the Beat
Cumulus Broadcasting Company
McDonald’s of Michigan

Ebony Road Players present “The Meeting” – a play

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 22
Mark your calendar to enjoy a theater performance by the Ebony Road Players, as they present “The Meeting.” You won’t want to miss this moving play, which depicts the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins’ bullets await them.  This performance will be from 2-3 PM, on Saturday, February 22 at Hackley Library. All ages are welcome!  This event is free.

Becoming by Michelle Obama
New Year Nonfiction Book Discussion
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Monday, February 24
Kick off the New Year with one of 2019’s bestselling non-fiction titles! Join us for Hackley Library’s New Year Nonfiction Book Discussion, as we discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama.  Copies will be available behind the HPL reference desk one month before the discussion on a first-come, first-served basis. This discussion will take place from 6-7 PM, on Monday, February 24 in Hackley Library. Please bring copies back to the discussion. Call 231-722-8000 with any questions.  Free to the public!

Jon Covington and the Men from the Documentary BLACK MAN
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 29
Muskegon native Jon Covington’s documentary Black Man comes to life in a live version at Hackley Public Library!  Unfolding past and present-day stories of African American men, this compelling event will showcase influential and universal stories from all walks of life.  Don’t miss the riveting occasion, Jon Covington and the Men from the Documentary BLACK MAN, happening from 2-4 PM on Saturday, February 29 at Hackley Library.  All ages are welcome! This event is free.


Hackley Public Library
316 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI, 49440
231.722.8000 – Main phone number / Circulation Desk