Hackley Public Library – 2022 October Programs

Community News |Sep 23, 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


Youth / Teen Programs:

Youth Take and Make – Cardboard Circle Weaving

Available beginning October 3, and through the month

Beginning October 3, pick up your circle loom in Hackley Library’s Youth Services and start weaving!  A round loom is perfect for making potholders, a trivet, or a beautiful piece of wall art.  Available while supplies last.  Free.


Teen Take and Make – Viking Lucet Weaving

Available beginning October 3, and through the month

In honor of Leif Erikson day (October 9) you will learn an old Scandinavian weaving technique with this Take and Make kit from Hackley Library!  A lucet provides beautiful cords that you can use to make jewelry and as a decorative addition to anything you can think of.  Available while supplies last.  Free.


Preschool Story Time 

In-person at Hackley Library

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30am

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 Hackley Library for stories, songs, and movement activities!  Free.


Intro to Cue

In-person at Hackley Library

Tuesday, October 11 from 4:30-5:30pm

This in-person program is a gentle introduction to HPL’s newest robots: Cue!  These robots are designed for older elementary students and up, or students with some robot/coding experience.  This program is open to eight families–each family will share a robot.  Registration is required – call 231-722-8014 for more information.  Free.


Crafty Afternoon: Fossils

In-person at Hackley Library

Saturday, October 15 from 2-3:30pm

Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures so we created FOSSIL CRAFTS!  If you like prehistoric puns and dinosaur crafts this is the place for you.  Registration is not required for this drop-in crafting session.  All ages welcome!  Free.


Macrame Keychains – Teen Craft

In-person at Hackley Library

Monday, October 17 from 3:30-4:30pm

Hey teens!  Chill in the YA room and make some groovy macramé keychains.  Registration is required – call 231-722-8014 to register.  Free.


Halloween Story Time!

In-person at Hackley Library

Monday, October 31 from 4:00-4:30pm

Miss Lydia and Miss Melissa have spooked up some fun, non-scary stories and a craft for this very special afternoon story time.  Costumes are not required but greatly encouraged!  Ages 0-5.  Free!



Adult Programs:

West Michigan Voices: Zine Collection LAUNCH!

All Day, Drop-In at Hackley Library

Friday, October 7 from 9:00-5:00pm

Come celebrate the launch of HPL’s West Michigan Voices: Zine Collection!  This is Michigan’s fist community-based zine collection, where all zines have been submitted by adults 18 and older living in the West Michigan area.

Drop in anytime during open hours on Friday, October 7 (9-5pm), and take a peek at the very first zines in our collection.  What’s a zine, you ask? Zines can be almost anything! They are typically homemade booklets (copy/printer paper folded and stapled), and can include stories, artwork, poetry, photography, family history/recipes, etc.

There will be information on how to get involved with the collection, plus we’ll have some giveaways and light refreshments, as supplies last.  Free.


Left to Write – Creative Writing Group

In-person at Hackley Library

Wednesday, October 12 from 3:30-4:30pm

If you enjoy creative writing, you’ll love Left to Write, HPL’s very own creative writing group!  Here you can participate in writing exercises, share your own stories, and meet other creative writers (of all experiences, new or seasoned!).  This group provides a low-key atmosphere for writers of all experiences, and everyone is welcome!  Remember to bring paper and your favorite pen.  This group meets once a month, on the second Wednesday of each month.  Free.


The Whiskey Charmers – Music at HPL

In-person at Hackley Library

Saturday, October 15 from 5:30-6:30pm

Experience an evening of music from award-winning duo, The Whiskey Charmers!

This talented pair will be back at Hackley Library to share their unique style of alt-country music.  Registration is preferred – register at the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org.  Free.


Muskegon Community Resource Fair

All Day, Drop-In at Hackley Library

Friday, October 21 from 9:00-5:00pm

Housing options, childcare, healthcare, higher education, job search, mental healthcare, massage, and everything in between.  There are SO many resources available in Muskegon County!  Drop by Hackley Library anytime on October 21 and put together a personalized bag (bags will be provided) of information and resources to connect you with people, organizations, and diverse care options in our community!  Free.


Cold Case Michigan: True Crime with Tobin Buhk

In-person at Hackley Library

Friday, October 28 from 5:30-6:30pm

Plunge into the world of unsolved homicide in Michigan!

Examine the evidence, ponder the forensics, and consider the suspects in some of the most vexing murder mysteries in Michigan history.

A family bludgeoned to death in Dowagiac.  A trunk full of skulls found in an attic in Ferndale.  A Detroit cult leader found with his head next to his chair.  A typist left to die in a warehouse.  A middle school kid who never came home.  These are some of the cases that haunt Michigan residents.  Registration is preferred – to register, visit the online event calendar at hackleylibrary.org.  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.

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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 the Hackley Public Library is to inform, inspire, and delight our diverse community by providing information, knowledge, literature, new technologies, and traditional and innovative programs.

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.