Hackley Public Library – November 2021 Programs

Community News |Nov 2, 2021|6 min read

Hackley Library Main Building Hours:

Mon & Tues: 10-7pm  |  Wed & Thurs: 10-5pm  |  Fri & Sat: 10-2pm


Local History & Genealogy Department (Torrent House) Hours:

Tuesday through Friday: 10-2pm


hackleylibrary.org  |  facebook.com/HackleyPL/  |  231-722-8000  |

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


Youth and Teen Programs:


Día de los Muertos – Celebrating the Day of the Dead!

Tuesday, November 2 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

In-Person with Take and Makes at Hackley Library

Experience the celebration of Día de los Muertos at this drop in program! We’ll learn about this Mexican-American holiday with activities, take home craft kits, and a storybook read.

In partnership with Latinos Working for the Future, will also host a Día de los Muertos Dress Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winners!

Take and make craft kits will be available for pick up from November 1-6.


Preschool Story Time

November 5 & November 12 at 10:30 am (No Story Time on November 19 or November 26)

In-Person at Hackley Library

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


Thankful Wreath Take and Make

Pick up will be available at Hackley Library

Share what you are most thankful for and create a unique decoration for the Thanksgiving season!  Craft kits will be available for pick up from Hackley Library beginning November 8.  Free.


LEGO WeDo 101

Tuesday, November 9 at 5:30 pm

In-Person at Hackley Library

This in-person program is a good opportunity to get hands on with robots, coding, and LEGOs.  It works best for 2nd grade students and up.  Younger children will need adult assistance.  This program is open to six families–each family will share a kit.  Registration is required – call 231-722-8014.  Please register for either November OR December.  Free.


Holiday Luminary Take and Make

Bring a little extra light into your home with a holiday-themed luminary.  Take and make crafts will be available to pick up from Hackley Library on staggered dates: the Hanukkah kit will be available from November 22-December 4, the Christmas kit will be available from December 6-23, and the Kwanzaa kit will be available December 20-30.  Free.


Adult / All Ages Programs:


Comics 101 Exhibit

November 1 through November 6 (see description for times)

In-Person at Hackley Library

From November 1 through 6, Hackley Public Library is proud to present a “Comics 101″ exhibit aimed at introducing people to the wonderful world of comics, a little of their history, and the many genres contained inside this exciting medium!

Every day, in addition to the exhibit, there will be crafts, movies, and door prizes to win, all you have to do is show up!

The exhibit will run 2:30-6:30 on Monday and Tuesday, 12:30-4:30 on Wednesday and Thursday, and 10-1:30 on Friday and Saturday.

NO reservations needed, just bring the family and enjoy discovering about this amazing literary medium!  Free.


Magician Jeffrey Alan

Friday, November 5, 6:00 pm

In-Person at Hackley Library

Delight in an after-hours program with Jeffrey Alan, Magician and executive board member of the International Brotherhood of Magic.

During this in-person program, Jeffrey will perform magic under HPL’s exceptional stained glass windows in the reading room, for an audience of all ages to enjoy!

Registration is preferred, but not required.  To register for a reminder email for this in-person program, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or stop by Hackley Library.  Free.


The Arrival – Graphic Novel Book Discussion

Monday, November 8 at 6:00 pm

Virtual Zoom

Try out a new graphic novel medium during HPL’s latest book discussion!

In November we’ll discuss The Arrival by Shaun Tan (virtually through Zoom), which showcases an imaginative experience of an immigrant’s journey through imagery.  To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or stop by Hackley Library.



Left to Write – Creative Writing Group

Wednesday, November 10 at 3:30 pm

In-Person at Hackley Library
If you enjoy creative writing, join us for 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!

We will meet once a month inside the library, on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm.  At the beginning of each meeting, we will provide a prompt to jumpstart our creative writing.  Remember to bring a pen and paper!  Free.


Rare and Valuable Comics

With MSU Special Collections Librarian, Randall Scott

Friday, November 12 at 6:00 pm

In-Person at Hackley Library

Don’t miss a behind the scenes look at the largest comics collection in the United States held at Michigan State University!  During this in-person program, Librarian and curator for the comics collection, Randall Scott, will tell us about the collection and share with us the rarest and the most expensive titles in the collection.  In addition to all the privileged information, you will be able to ask Mr. Scott all of your burning questions about comics, comics history, and the special collection he curates at MSU.  Registration is preferred, but not required.  To register for a reminder email for this in-person program, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or stop by Hackley Library.  Free.


Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Reindeer!

Saturday, November 27 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

In-Person, Outside at Hackley Park

Kick off the holiday season with a visit to Hackley Park!  Meet the reindeer, take a few pictures, and watch the tree lighting as we enter the holiday season together.  The reindeer will be available to meet from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in Hackley Park.  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/

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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 Reference: 231-722-8011, Circulation: 231-722-8000, Youth Services: 231-722-8014, @hackleyref, or askus@hackleylibrary.org.