Hackley Public Library – 2022 April & May Programs

Community News |Apr 13, 2022|6 min read

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


Remaining April Programs:


Preschool Story Time


Certain Fridays, April 22 & 29 at 10:30 am

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.


LEGO Build

Drop-In / In-Person

Saturday, April 16 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

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.




Finding Your Spark! Poetry Workshop


Friday, April 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Discover a SPARK for 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!  To register, visit the online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org.  Free.


Folias Duo – Music Performance


Saturday, April 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Mark your calendar for a stunning music performance from the flute and guitar duo, Folias Duo, as they are accompanied by vocalist Olivia Vargas.  During the performance we’ll enjoy a collection of original songs and poems, celebrating the natural beauty of the earth.  To register, visit the online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org.  Free.


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 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 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

Saturday, May 7

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 YogaNO 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.




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

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