Hackley Public Library – 2022 January Programs

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NEW HOURS for Hackley Public Library

Beginning January 3, hours will be:

Main Hackley Library Building
Mon-Tues: 9-7pm
Wed-Sat: 9-5pm

Torrent House (Local History/Genealogy Department)
Tues-Sat: 10-5pm


Happy “Mew” Year – Youth and Teen Take and Make Crafts
Available Beginning January 3
Did you know that January 2 is Happy Mew Year for cats?!?  In honor of our furry four legged friends, we have put together two bookmark kits for mew to take and make at home.  Our paper and magnet kit is best for younger kids.  Our ribbon and button kit includes a needle for hand sewing and is better suited for older kids and teens.  You can pick up these kits from Hackley Library beginning January 3, and they will be available while supplies last!  Free.

Preschool Story Time
Friday mornings at 10:30am
In-Person, masks strongly preferred
Intended for ages 0-5, Hackley Library’s in-person Story Time is designed to teach early literacy skills to parents and caregivers while children enjoy a fun, interactive atmosphere.  Join us on Friday mornings at Hackley Library for stories, songs, and movement activities!  Free.

Understanding Your Divine Assignment
Saturday, January 8 from 12:00 – 2:00pm
Deborah Project Muskegon will be there to hand out personal care items and toiletries to mothers in need.  Refreshments will also be available!  Items and refreshments available while supplies last.
Begin the New Year with a brand new perspective of empowerment!  If you or a woman you know is in need of encouragement in this New Year, join us for a time of empowerment with director of Deborah Project Muskegon, local faith-based author, and pastor’s wife Keysha McClanahan.  Keysha will guide participants through hands-on activities to help set goals and ignite a new kind of motivation, as well as talk about her book “Understanding Your Divine Assignment.”  Registration is preferred (space is limited), but not required for this program.  To register, visit HPL’s online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or stop by the library.  Free.

Left to Write 
2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30pm
If you enjoy creative writing, you’ll love 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!  Remember to bring a pen and paper.

Left to Write at Night!
4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm
Left to Write is coming to the night!  This repeating evening session of Left to Write will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy Left to Write again each month, at a later time!

LEGO WeDo 101
Monday, January 24 at 4:30pm
This in-person program at Hackley Library is a good opportunity to get hands on with robots, coding, and LEGOs. It works best for 2nd grade students and up, and younger children will need adult assistance. This program is open to six families–each family will share a kit. Registration is required – call 231-722-8014 or visit the library to register.  Free.

LEGO WeDo 201
Monday, January 31 at 4:30pm
This in-person program at Hackley Library is an opportunity to go a little more in depth with robots, coding, and LEGOs.  If you have already attended Lego We Do 101 and are in 3rd grade or above, this is the program for you!  This program is open to six families–each family will share a kit.  Registration is required – call 231-722-8014 or visit the library to register.  Free.

Chubby Bear Hibernating Shadow Box – Youth Take and Make Craft
Available Beginning January 17
What do chubby bears do in the middle of the winter?  They hibernate!  Grab our chubby bear kits starting on January 17.  They’ll be available as long as the chubby bears last!  Free.

Polar Bear Fleece Scarf – Teen Take and Make Craft
Available January 17
Get a snug from a polar bear with this super soft and easy to put together fleece scarf!  No sewing required.  This craft is intended for teens only and will be available on January 17.  Supplies are limited.

Visit hackleylibrary.org for more information and see what you can discover today!
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