Hackley Public Library – November 2021 Programs

Community News |Oct 19, 2021|5 min read

October 12, 2021


Muskegon, MI


Hackley Public Library – November 2021 Programs


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:

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

Monday and Tuesday, November 1 and 2, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

In-Person with Take and Makes

Experience the celebration of Dia de los Muertos!  We’ll learn about this Mexican-American holiday by creating crafts and enjoying a storybook read.  Hackley Library, in partnership with Latinos Working for the Future, will also host a Dia de los Muertos Dress Contest.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners!  Free.

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

Preschool Story Time

Friday mornings at 10:30 am

*No Story Time on November 26


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

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

LEGO WeDo 101

Tuesday, November 9 at 5:30 pm


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.  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 Programs:

Comics 101 Exhibit

November 1 through November 6 (see description for times)


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 required, just bring the family and enjoy discovering about this amazing literary medium!  Free.

Magician Jeffrey Alan

Friday, November 5, 6:00 pm


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

Jeffrey will perform an array of 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, 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

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


Don’t miss a behind the scenes look at the largest comics collection in the United States held at Michigan State University!  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, visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8000, or stop by Hackley Library.  Free.

New Online Catalog and Mobile App!

Hackley Public Library has a brand new online catalog for searching items, as well as a fun and easy mobile app!  With this user-friendly online catalog, you can customize your own personalized account with reading lists and book reviews, plus you can renew items, place holds, view your material due dates, and more!  For more details, give us a call (231-722-8000), stop by Hackley Library, or visit hackleylibrary.org.