Hackley Public Library – 2022 July 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

Summer Reading Program (all ages):

Oceans of Possibilities
June 13 – August 13

There’s still plenty of time to sign up for Hackley Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP)! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and will run through August 13. HPL’s Summer Reading Program is great for ALL AGES to participate in, where you can track reading and activities to earn prizes, as well as have the chance to win additional prizes! It’s FREE to enjoy! For signing up, you’ll receive a bag of goodies (while supplies last)! To sign up, and for more details, visit hackleylibrary.org (more specifically at https://www.hackleylibrary.org/events-programs/annual-events/summer-reading/). Free.

Youth / Teen Programs:

Youth Take and Make – Paper Plate Ocean
Available beginning Tuesday, July 5, and through the month

Stretch your string from sea to shore with this fun craft that works out your fun motor skills! Kits will be available beginning July 5, and through the month. Free.

Teen Take and Make – Perler Bead Animal
Available beginning Tuesday, July 5, and through the month

The beads are back! Add to your Perler Bead Zoo with these cute water animals. Kits will be available beginning July 5, and through the month. Free.

Preschool Story Time
In-person at Hackley Library
Fridays at 10:30am (No Story Time on August 19 & 26, September 2)

Intended for ages 0-5, HPL’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 at the library for stories, songs, and movement activities! Free.

Lighthouse Story Time
In-person at Muskegon South Pierhead Light
Mondays, July 11 – August 15, at 3pm

Catch some sun and fresh air out at the Pere Marquette Lighthouse! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and watch the boats out on the lake. Soft mats are provided for seating. Free.

Illustrative Figure Drawing Class with Corinne Roberts
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, July 13 from 2-3pm

Using simple shapes and line techniques, learn the basic steps to drawing figures and exaggerated movement. No prior drawing experience needed! Attendees will need simple paper, pencil and eraser. Recommended for ages 8+. Free.

Teen DIY Canvas Craft
In-person at Hackley Library
Monday, July 18, from 3:30-4:30pm

Hey teens! What would you do with a blank canvas? Paint? Collage? Explore your creative side with a blank canvas and all of the craft supplies HPL youth services has in their craft closets! Registration is required for this program. Please check HPL’s website or Facebook for further information. Free.

Crafty Summer Afternoon – Look at all the seahorses!
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, July 20, from 2-3:30pm

Enjoy a seahorse-themed craft day at HPL! Which seahorse will you choose to make? We’ll create beautiful impressionistic paper seahorses with tissue paper and water. When finished, you will have a piece of art for a window at home! Or maybe you will choose to make a whimsical pony bead seahorse in blue or in green. Maybe you will make both! Free.

Adult Programs:

The Women of the Copper Country – Book Discussion
In-person at Hackley Library
Monday, July 25 from 5:30-6:30pm

Dive into a mesmeric novel, ‘The Women of the Copper Country’ by Mary Doria Russell, and become immersed in a story that tells of the obstacles and endeavors of Annie Clements, America’s very own “Joan of Arc.”
This fictionalized yet historical account shares the journey of a woman who daringly led a strike against a powerful mining company in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, during the early labor movement.
Muskegon Museum of History & Science and Hackley Public Library are teaming together for this Great Michigan Read 2022 book discussion! A limited number of free copies are available from either HPL or the museum. Registration is preferred for this discussion – visit the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org. Free.

Left to Write (and Left to Write at Night!)
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, July 13 from 3:30 – 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30 – 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. Feel free to come to one or both, whenever you’re able to! Free.