For more details on programs, visit hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook page.
All programs are FREE.
Mon & Tues: 10-7pm | Wed & Thurs: 10-5pm | Fri & Sat: 10-2pm
For the latest HPL updates and services available, visit hackleylibrary.org and click on the “NEWS” page, or give us a call (231-722-8000)!
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Annual Summer Reading Program
June 14 – August 14
Hackley Library’s Summer Reading Program is here! This ongoing program is fun and free for ALL AGES to enjoy. In addition to reading, there are exciting activities to complete. Just for signing up, adults will receive a free tote bag, and youths will receive a free kite! Even more prizes are available to earn and win throughout the program! To sign up for Summer Reading, visit hackleylibrary.org, or directly visit HPL’s Summer Reading Program website: https://hackleylibrary.beanstack.com/reader365
You can also download the Beanstack app from your phone’s app store! Free.
Summer Photo Challenge
June 14 – August 14
Participate in Hackley Library’s Summer Photo Challenge! Each week for 9 weeks, Hackley Library will post picture prompts to the HPL Facebook page. Using the prompt as inspiration, everyone is invited to post their own picture in the comments section of the prompt’s Facebook post, with the tag #HPLSummerPhotoChallenge1 (for week 1), #HPLSummerPhotoChallenge2 (for week 2), etc.
At the end of each week, participant pictures will be put into an album for that particular week, and people will be able to vote for their favorites by “Liking” the pictures (*to have your vote count, you will need to “Like” the pictures once they are added to an album).
At the end of the summer, pictures with the most votes for each week will be displayed in Hackley Library! Free to participate!
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Reading Between the Lines: A Book Discussion Series
6:00 pm, Monday, July 12
Second Monday of each month (June – November)
Join Hackley Library 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.
On Monday, July 12, we’ll discuss Blankets by Craig Thompson, an autobiographical graphic novel.
This ongoing discussion 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.
June 1 – July 31
Teens, it’s your turn to travel to new and “exotic” locations. Act as a Wildlife Researcher and search across Michigan for different animals. Use their library websites and work with other teens, or by yourself, to complete the digital field journal and enter to win a prize. Learn more about the Quest and get started at https://milibraryquest.wixsite.com/quest1. The Quest runs through July 31, 2021. The MiLibraryQuest challenge is created by public libraries across Michigan and is supported in part by the Library of Michigan.
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.
Outdoor Story Time
10:30 am, Friday mornings in July
Hey story time friends! Join us outside on the patio between the art museum and Hackley Library at 10:30 am on Friday mornings! Masks are not required, but social distancing will be encouraged.
Don’t forget something soft to sit on! In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel our in-person outdoor story time and instead have an indoor, virtual Facebook Live story time that can be enjoyed from home. Any cancellations will be announced ahead of time.
Youth Take and Make Heart Penguins
Have a heart! Or 4… these delightful penguin craft kits should get you prepared for our month of penguins! Craft kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning July 6 and through the end of the month while supplies last. An instructional video will be posted on Tuesday, July 6 and Monday, July 19 at 3:00 pm.
Teen Take and Make Perler Bead Penguins
Get out your pegboard and iron because we are making adorable penguin magnets. Will your penguin be? Craft kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning July 6 and through the end of the month while supplies last. An instructional video will be posted on Tuesday, July 6 and Monday, July 19 at 3:00 pm.
Pigeon Hill Brewing: Private Tour
6:00 pm, Thursday, July 22
Learn everything about beer at Pigeon Hill Brewing Company! During this in-person program, we will start with a private tour of the production facility to see the brew system, tanks, and canning line before sitting down to a sample tasting of several of Pigeon Hill’s great tasting beers. To maintain social-distancing protocols, space will be limited to 20 people. Registration opens on June 22. To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Please note: you can register only yourself or yourself and another person, no groups will be permitted. Patrons 21+ will be able to participate.
Ask Me Anything with Pediatrician Dr. Mounir Djemil, M.D.
5:30 pm, Monday, July 26
In Person and Virtual Zoom
Dr. Mounir Djemil is from Muskegon Pediatrics and has a passion for underserved populations, health equity, and youth mentorship.
Join us in Hackley Library or virtually through Zoom to ask Dr. Djemil questions about your child’s health including, but not limited to, newborn care, health and nutrition, vaccinations and immunizations, medication management, choosing a pediatrician, and much more! You can ask questions during the program, or you can submit questions early when you register, it’s up to you! For more details or to register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Free.
*Please Note: Dr. Djemil will not be offering examinations or diagnoses at the event.
*Kids DO NOT have to be present during the event.
Youth Services Programs:
John Ball Zoo Virtual Program – Penguineering!
3:00 pm, Thursday, July 8
Explore habitats and classification as it relates to Magellanic Penguins! Kids will enjoy this interactive lesson that will challenge them to build their own penguin nests and test it against the environmental elements to see if their nests can make the cut. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program.
Basic Animal Drawing with Corinne Roberts
3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 13
Practice makes perfect! Learn the basics of drawing all sorts of different animals. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program.
Basic Composition and Shading with Corinne Roberts
3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 20
Ready to dive into a more advanced art lesson? Join Hackley Library for a special program that helps you learn good fundamentals. This class is designed for older tweens and teens. Watch our Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program.