Hackley Public Library – 2021 September Programs

Free to enjoy – Watch for more program details to come!

Hackley Library Main Building Hours:
Mon & Tues: 10-7pm | Wed & Thurs: 10-5pm | Fri & Sat: 10-2pm

Local History & Genealogy Department (Torrent House) Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 10-2pm

hackleylibrary.org | facebook.com/HackleyPL/ | 231-722-8000 |
askus@hackleylibrary.org | 316 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI, 49440

Youth Programs:

Preschool Storytime
Fridays, September 10, 17, & 24 at 10:30 am

Intended for ages 0-5, our in-person Storytime is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere. Join us at Hackley Library for stories, songs, and movement activities! Free.

Lego Building Day
Saturday, September 18 at 12:00 pm

Decorate the tops of Hackley Library bookshelves by building some awesome LEGO creations! We’ll bring the bricks – all you need to bring is your imagination. Library staff reserves the right to limit attendees if necessary. Free to enjoy!

Paper Plate Apple Tree Youth Take and Make
Tuesday, September 7

Fall leaves are orange, apples are red, if you don’t have an orchard, make one instead! Pick up an adorable apple tree craft, apples included! Kits are available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning September 7, while supplies last. Free!

Cork Board Apple Teen Take and Make
Tuesday, September 7

Weave your own apple with a cute cork board craft, apple template is included. Kits are available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning September 7, while supplies last. Free!

Adult Programs:

Left to Write – Creative Writing Group
Wednesday, September 8 at 3:30 pm

GREAT NEWS, creative writers! Beginning in September, Left to Write will begin meeting in person!
If you enjoy creative writing, join us for Left to Write, HPL’s own creative writing group. Here you can participate in writing exercises, share your own stories, and meet other creative writers. This group provides a low-key atmosphere for writers of all experiences, everyone is welcome! We will begin meeting once a month, on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm. The September 8 meeting will be held in HPL’s lower level meeting rooms. Remember to bring a pen and paper! During our first couple meetings, we’ll share writings that we’ve all created from the Left to Write prompts that have been shared on HPL’s Facebook page. Free.

Reading Between the Lines: Book Discussion Series
Second Monday of each month (June – November)
Monday, September 13 at 6:00 pm – Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa
Virtual Zoom

Join Hackley Library every second Monday of the month through November for our book discussion series, Reading Between the Lines! Each month we’ll talk about a book from different genres including (but not limited to) history, memoir, and mystery. Discussion will be casual so, relax, kick back, and let’s talk books! Copies of the books can be found at Hackley Library, as well as other area libraries (available copies are limited). On September 13, we’ll virtually discuss the graphic novel Barefoot Gen, which shares the author’s story of surviving Hiroshima.
To register for this discussion, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by Hackley Library. Free!

Employee to Entrepreneur
Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00 pm
Virtual Zoom

Numerous Americans are facing the reality that layoffs, downsizing, and unemployment have become a way of life. For many, self-employment can be a viable option to staying financially afloat. Join HPL virtually for a webinar with expert Connie Hallinan Lagan! She will explain the entrepreneurial philosophy and present a realistic overview of what self-employment entails and how you can succeed. To register for this virtual program, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Free.

Back-to-School: Your Healthy Kid Toolkit!
Monday, September 20 at 5:30 pm

Dr. Mounir Djemil will be at Hackley Library to share useful information on how to help your kids get back to school, keeping their nutritional health, activity levels, and happiness in mind. Also joining us will be a representative from the Muskegon YMCA to touch on nutrition. Watch for more details to come! To register for this free program, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by Hackley Library. Free!

Intro to Word: Computer Class
Saturday, September 25 at 10:30 am

Computer classes are coming back to Hackley Public Library! This fall, join us in the library as De’Ondra Pentecost provides helpful insight and information on how to use computers and computer programs. These classes are great for those that are new to computers! On September 25, we’ll gain insight into the basics of Microsoft Word and word processing, including opening and saving documents, entering text, and making changes. Registration opens August 25. To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8011, or stop by Hackley Library. Free.

Other News:

How’s HPL doing? Take our Survey!
We want to hear from you! How do you feel about the services and resources provided by Hackley Library? By taking this short survey, your insight will help us make sure we’re going in the right direction toward serving our community in the best ways possible. After taking the survey, you’ll be entered to win one of three gift cards! Gift cards include $100 Wesco gift card, $100 Walmart gift card, and $100 Amazon gift card. The survey will be available to take through the end of September.
Visit the survey link below to take the survey! Free.

New Online Catalog and Mobile App!
Hackley Public Library has a brand new online catalog for searching items, as well as a fun and easy mobile app! With this user-friendly online catalog, you can customize your own personalized account with reading lists and book reviews, plus you can renew items, place holds, view your material due dates, and more! For more details, give us a call (231-722-8000), stop by Hackley Library, or visit hackleylibrary.org.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Did you know? Libraries all over the nation celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. Library cards provide access to thousands of books, movies, music, and magazines, not to mention wireless hotspots! Library cards are free to get, and are great for all ages to have! Stop by the library to get your very own library card, and see what you can discover.