Hackley Public Library Remaining April Programs 2023

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askus@hackleylibrary.org – 316 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI, 49440

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

All Ages Programs:

Mariachi Music with Gabriel Estrada
In-Person at Hackley Public Library
Saturday, April 22 from 5:30-6:30pm

Enjoy a festive, after-hours music performance at Hackley Library!
As Gabriel Estrada shares his talent in the beautiful Mariachi musical tradition, which expresses many cultural influences, he will also showcase a bit of Mariachi history.
Registration preferred, but not required. Register at the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org. Free.

Youth/Teen Programs:

Paws and Read with Breezy and Dolly
In-person at Hackley Library
Mondays, April 24 from 4:00-5:00 pm

There are two four-legged reading helpers in Hackley Library’s Youth Services! Practice and strengthen literacy skills by reading out loud to our friendly therapy dogs who are calm, non-judgmental listeners. They’re excited to hear all the stories, and receive all the belly rubs! Call 231-722-8014 to register your child for a 20 minute time slot. Free.

Preschool Story time
In-Person at Hackley Public Library
Friday mornings, April 21, 28 at 10:30am

Intended for ages 0-5, our 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! Please check Hackley Library’s Facebook page for any cancellations. Free.

Earth Day Crafts!
In-Person at Hackley Public Library
Saturday, April 22 from 2:00-3:30pm

Let’s celebrate Earth Day by supporting our pollinators! Learn about pollinators and how important they are to our planet, make a Bee Hotel, learn about the pollination process with a hands on approach, and build the Lego We Do bee pollinator! Ages 3-17. Free.

Teen Craft – Recycled Magazine Beaded Bracelet
In-Person at Hackley Public Library
Monday, April 24 from 3:30-4:30pm

Wondering what to do with old magazines? Join us in the Hackley Library Teen Room! We’ll learn how to save them from the trash by transforming them into groovy beads for a beautiful bracelet. Ages 13-17. Free.

Little Golden Books Museum Story Time at MMA
In-Person at Muskegon Museum of Art
Thursday, April 27 from 4:00-5:00pm

Join the Muskegon Museum of Art in welcoming Hackley Public Library’s Story Time in MMA’s new exhibition, Golden Legacy: 80 Years of Original Artwork from Golden Books!
Explore the original illustrations from some of your favorite Golden Books, listen to stories, sing songs, and groove to movement activities! This Story Time at MMA is intended for ages 0-5.  Free.

Adult Programs:

Braiding Sweetgrass: Muskegon County Community Read Discussion
In-Person at Hackley Public Library
Monday, April 24 from 5:30-6:30pm

Join the discussion on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s best-seller, as we delve into the concepts of the book and how we engage with the natural world. Registration is preferred, but NOT required (register on the events calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or by calling 231-722-8000). Free.

Left to Write – Creative Writing Group
In-person at Hackley Library
Wednesday, April 12 from 3:30-4:30pm

During this relaxed creative writing group, 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.  Remember to bring a pen and paper! Left to Write meets at Hackley Library on the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30pm. Free.

Visit hackleylibrary.org for more information and see what you can discover today!
Don’t forget! Using your Hackley Library card, you can have access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, all for FREE.
Link to HPL’s Digital Library: https://www.hackleylibrary.org/books-more/digital-library/
Website: hackleylibrary.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HackleyPL/
Instagram: @hackleypubliclibrary
HPL Teens Instagram: @hackleylibraryteens
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About the Hackley Public Library
The Hackley Public Library is dedicated to 1) promoting knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, 2) combating ignorance, intolerance, and indifference, 3) promoting the free exchange of ideas, and 4) conserving our national and local cultural heritage.
The mission of Hackley Public Library is to provide programs and services to unify the community, promote creativity, and encourage lifelong learning while preserving our storied past and preparing for an ever-changing future.
For more information, please contact Hackley Public Library, 316 W Webster Ave Muskegon MI 49440, at Circulation: 231-722-8000, Youth Services: 231-722-8014, @hackleyref, or askus@hackleylibrary.org.