Spring is upon us, and we have a variety of programs and events for you to enjoy at Hackley Public Library. Gain insight through computer classes, and win prizes during BINGO. Watch a lively Irish dance performance, and hear the compelling story of a Holocaust Survivor. Enjoy these, and many more programs/events at Hackley Public Library!
All events are FREE to the public.
Brought to the community through the Friends of Hackley Library.
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Join us at Hackley Public Library for themed stories, songs, movement activities, interactive apps, and a craft! Storytime will be from 10:30 – 11:15 AM on Thursdays March 5, 12, 19, and 26. Best for ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Free.
Hackley Family Crafts
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 7
Take time to create something new and unique with a monthly craft time for families at Hackley Public Library! Activities are designed for all ages and ability levels. Supplies are limited, and are available first-come, first-served. Hackley Family Crafts in March will on Saturday, March 7 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. All ages are welcome! Free.
Swing Dance Class
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Saturday, March 7
Do you love to dance or wish to learn how to swing dance? Master the moves from Muskegon Area Dance Lovers (MADLOS) during a Swing Dance Class at Hackley Public Library! To register for this free and fun dance class, call 231-722-8011, visit the online calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or stop by the HPL Reference Desk. This dance class will be from 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Saturday, March 7. Free.
Caught Read-Handed: Mystery Book Discussion
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Monday, March 9
Interested in books of mystery? Participate in Caught Read-Handed, a Mystery Book Discussion at Hackley Public Library! This book discussion series will take place from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on select Mondays this spring at Hackley Library (dates listed below). Copies of each book will be available behind the HPL reference desk one month before each discussion, on a first-come, first-served basis, or feel free to use your own copy! Call 231-722-8000 with any questions. Please bring copies back to the discussion. Free.
Books to be discussed:
March 9 – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
April 13- Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles by A.L. Herbert
May 11- The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Ardan Academy of Irish Dance performance
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Monday, March 9
Step into a lively celebration of Irish dance and music at Hackley Public Library! Young performers from the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance will showcase their talents and skills during a dynamic performance on Monday, March 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome for this event! Free.
Storytime @ the Coffee Factory
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Tuesdays, March 10 and 24
Hackley Public Library and The Coffee Factory in Muskegon are teaming up for special Storytimes! We’ll have fun with reading books and singing songs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Storytime @ the Coffee Factory will be from 10:00 – 10:45 AM on Tuesdays March 10 and 24 at The Coffee Factory. The Coffee Factory is located at 1402 Hudson St, Muskegon, MI 49441. Free.
Left to Write – Creative Writing Group
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays, March 11 and 25
Do you enjoy creative writing? Are you inspired by innovative thoughts and ideas? Become a part of ‘Left to Write’, HPL’s own Creative Writing Group! Here you participate in exercises, share your own stories and meet other creative writers. This group will provide a low key atmosphere for writers of all experiences. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to tell your friends! Remember to bring paper and your favorite pen. Left to Write meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, and will be meeting from 3:30 – 4:30 PM on Wednesdays March 11 and March 25 at Hackley Public Library. Free.
10:30 AM – Noon
Saturday, March 14: Basic Intro to Computers
Saturday, March 28: How Do I Do That?
Are you interested in computer classes, but don’t know where to start? Begin at Hackley Public Library! De’Ondra Pentecost will teach free computer classes on certain Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required, and you can register by calling 231-722-8011, by visiting the events calendar at hackleylibrary.org, or by stopping into HPL at the Reference Desk. Registration opens 1 month before each class date. De’Ondra will teach a “Basic Intro to Computers” on Saturday, March 14, and a “How Do I Do that” computer class on Saturday, March 28. For more information on each class, visit the events calendar or call 231-722-8011. Free.
Soldering @ the Library
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 14
Saturday, March 28
Shake off those winter blues and bug-out with a fun, simple soldering project at Hackley Public Library. This program is designed for learning basic skills in soldering. All skill levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome for Soldering @ the Library. Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This program will be on Saturdays March 14 and March 28 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Participants must register for their time slot – please call to register for your time slot at 231-722-8014. All ages welcome. Free.
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Mondays, March 16 and 23
Explore LEGOs and coding with special WeDo kits at Hackley Public Library! Instructors will be on hand to teach the group and guide individual learning. Don’t miss WeDo Robotics from 5:30 – 6:30 PM on Mondays March 16 and March 23. Ages 7-14. Free.
BINGO at the Library
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 17
Come to Hackley Public Library to play Bingo, meet new people, and snag some awesome prizes! Snacks will be included as well as amusing commentary from your friendly librarians Lydia and Analiese. Don’t miss BINGO at the Library on Tuesday, March 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Hackley Library. All ages are welcome! Free.
After Hours Tours
4:45 – 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 19
Dive into history and learn details about Hackley Public Library during an ‘After-Hours’ guided tour on Thursday, March 19! Visitors are asked to arrive at 4:45 PM to gather in HPL’s lower level meeting rooms, and the tours will begin at 5:00 PM. Please park in the rear parking lot as the front doors will be locked. Tours will be approximately 1 hour. Call (231) 722-8000 with any questions! All ages welcome. Free.
Community Family Fun Night
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday, March 20
Visit three unique cultural institutions during Community Family Fun Night! Stop by the Lakeshore Museum Center, Hackley Public Library, and Muskegon Museum of Art for fun, family-friendly activities. Visit all three for a chance to enter a drawing for some fun prizes! This Community Family Fun Night will be from 5:30 – 7:30 PM on Friday, March 20. All ages are welcome! Free.
Irene Miller, Holocaust Survivor
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Monday, March 30
Irene Miller, a Holocaust survivor, author, speaker, and educator will take you on a survival journey about which little has been written or shared. It is a story of courage, determination, perseverance and the power of the human spirit.
During this event’s journey, you will sleep in the winter under an open sky on the no man’s land; you will freeze in a Siberian labor camp where the bears come to your door front. In Uzbekistan, you will live on boiled grass or broiled onions, and shiver with malaria. You will spend years in orphanages. Even with this tremendously trying background, Irene grew up to become a positive, creative, and accomplished woman with a joy of living and love to share.
Don’t miss this incredible event on Monday, March 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Hackley Public Library. All ages are welcome. Free.