Hackley Public Library – April 2022 Programs

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Hackley Public Library Hours:

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

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

Preschool Story Time (Masks strongly preferred)
Certain Fridays (April 1, 8, 22, & 29) at 10:30am

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 for stories, songs, and movement activities! Free.

Recycled Art for Earth Day! Youth and Teen Take and Makes
Wondering what to do with old magazines? Hackley Library has you covered! In honor of Earth Day, we will be recycling books and magazines into some amazing art projects during the month of April. These kits will be available to pick up from Hackley Library beginning April 4. Free.
Youth Take and Make
Make a beautiful piece of art with our recycled magazines, some glue, and our earth in a heart!
Teen Take and Make
Turn those magazines into a usable bowl! This take and make kit is fun and practical.

1, 2, 3 Play with Me – Family Place Parent/Child Programs
Registration Required
Tuesdays, April 12 through May 10, from 10:30am-11:45am
Five-week program; In-person

This five-week program for toddlers and parents emphasizes the importance of play and the importance of parents as a child’s first teacher. Hackley Library is a Family Place Library – the overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family-friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information. Please see our website hackleylibrary.org for more information! Free. https://www.hackleylibrary.org/youth/family-place-library/

Craft Break!
April 4 through April 8
(while supplies last)
Drop-in / In-person

Planning a stay-cation this Spring Break? From April 4 through April 8 (while supplies last), Hackley Library’s Youth Services Department has your entertainment covered with fun crafts available daily! You can stay at the library and craft away, or grab a bag and take them home. Free.

Saturday, April 9 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Drop-in / In-person

Enjoy LEGO WeDo at Hackley Library! This drop-in program is a good opportunity to get hands on with robots, coding, and LEGOs. It works best for 2nd grade students and up. Younger children will need adult assistance. This in-person program will be self-guided with some assistance. Free.

Teen Book Folding
Monday, April 11 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Drop / In-person

What do you do with old books? You make them into a hedgehog of course! The Hackley Library Teen Room is where to be if you want to learn how to turn old books into new art! Free.

LEGO Build
Saturday April 16 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Drop-in / In-Person

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

All Ages / Adult Programs:

Computer Classes
Saturday, April 9: Basic Intro to Computers from 10:30am – 11:30am
Saturday, April 30: Basic Intro to Word from 10:30am – 11:30am

Are you new to computers and don’t know where to start? Enjoy free computer classes at Hackley Library! These classes are designed for beginners, and provide hands-on learning from expert De’Ondra Pentecost. Registration is required, and will open one month before each class date. Register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or visit the library. Free.

Blackout Poetry – Adult Craft
Monday, April 4 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Embrace your voice and create a new story during this Blackout Poetry craft. Using sheets of existing text, you’ll use markers and colors to blackout words, as well as draw imagery, therefore creating an entirely new story – you can even turn your story into a bookmark! Registration is required. Register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or visit the library. Free.

Left to Write – Wednesday, April 13 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Left to Write at Night! – Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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.
You’ll have two chances to enjoy Left to Write each month (2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30, and the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30). Feel free to come to one or both, whenever you’re able to!

Finding Your Spark! A Poetry Workshop
Friday, April 22 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Are you wondering how you can celebrate National Poetry Month? Discover how you can find that SPARK you need when writing! We’ll hear wisdom and insight from Elia Hohauser-Thatcher, a PhD student in rhetoric and composition at Wayne State University (and current professor of poetry). Registrants will be given a notebook to record their inspirations as they read and discuss famous poets, as well as have the chance to ask Elia all of their burning literary questions! Registration opens March 22. Register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or visit the library. Free.

Folias Duo – Music
Saturday, April 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Enjoy the regional favorite flute and guitar duo, Folias Duo, as they join with vocalist Olivia Vargas to share their love of music, poetry, and Earth Day with a selection of original songs and poems to celebrate the natural beauty of the earth.
Seating is limited / Registration Required. Registration opens March 23. Register on the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or visit the library. Free.