Hackley Public Library – 2022 April & May Programs

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Hackley Public Library Hours

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

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

May Youth / Teen Programs:

April Showers bring May Flowers! Take and Make
Available beginning May 2

How does your garden grow? With these fun and easy craft foam flowers! Hackley Library’s Youth Services department will have bins for you to choose your very own background and bright spring colors! Take and Makes will be available beginning May 2. Free.

Down the Rabbit Hole! Escape Room Take and Make
Available beginning May 2

The tea party went just right. Everyone had such a great time. As your guests leave, you notice this small white rabbit following you everywhere you go. Where did it come from? Find out when you pick up your very own mystery from HPL’s Youth Services department! Take and Makes will be available beginning May 2. Free.

STEAM Along the Lakeshore (In-person at Several Locations)
Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Hackley Library is partnering with other community organizations to launch this inaugural event! Drop in at any participating location to engage in an assortment of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities geared towards students’ pre-K through 12th grade and their families. The first 1000 students that complete their passport will receive a bag with a STEAM kit and a t-shirt. Free.

Robot Open House
Drop-In / In-Person
Tuesday, May 10 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Try out all the different robots Hackley Library has to offer for youth, including: Cue, Sphero, Lego WeDo, and Ozobots! This is a self-guided exploration with minimal staff assistance. Robots are available on a first come, first served basis. Free.

Murder at the Crimson Asylum – Teen Mystery Month Escape Room
Monday, May 16 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Murder at the Crimson Asylum is an immersive investigation game, where you are responsible to find Nicholas Harrison’s murderer. Bring your sleuthing skills to Hackley Library’s Young Adult room and help us find whodunit! Free.

Faerie Craft Day
Drop-In / In-Person
Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

What does a faerie house look like? What would you do with a faerie wand? We will be making both of those at Hackley Library, plus your very own faerie to take home with you! Free.

All Ages / Adult Programs:

Soil, Seeds, and Sunlight! Growing Your Garden
Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Join Community Gardeners at Hackley Library to learn the latest on growing productive and beautiful gardens – plus help save our pollinators – butterflies and honeybees!
During the program we’ll learn about the Muskegon Community Gardens, the Four Elements (air, soil, sun water), when and what to grow, pests, weeds, & solutions, and more! To register, visit the online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org. Free.

What’s a Zine?
All Day Drop-In Program

Do you know what a zine is? During this drop-in program, we will provide supplies where you can make your own mini-zine*! Additionally, there will be informational videos and takeaways available all day. This program is designed for teens and adults, but the whole family is welcome to participate. Free. *There are many different sizes and types of zines. Watch for details to come on a more in-depth zine program in June.

Left to Write (and Left to Write at Night!)
In-Person, Wednesday, May 11 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
In-Person, Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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. Feel free to come to one or both, whenever you’re able to! Free.

Night Yoga in the Library
Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

What could be better than doing Mindful Yoga, at night, under Hackley Library’s stained glass windows? Not much! Join us for a relaxing class of meditation yoga with Kristin Mast of Muskegon Yoga. NO yoga experience needed! To register, visit the online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org. Free.

Pressure-Free Living with Elle Ingalls
Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Elle Ingalls is an international performance and stress-management coach. She is the creator of the Pressure-Free Method which helps you effectively up-level your health, relationships, and mental & physical performance. Join us as Elle shares her method to help you better understand and better manage stress! To register, visit the online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org. Free.