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316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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January 2021

Ruth and Max in Concert: Live for Hackley Library

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Mark your calendar for a virtual music performance with “Ruth & Max in Concert: Live for the Library." Having passion for music for over 40 years, Ruth & Max Bloomquist will bring a musical presence that everyone will enjoy! With influences of folk, bluegrass, Celtic and country, this duo has created a heart touching acoustic Americana that is all their own. This virtual music performance will be at 6 pm on Monday, January 25. Stay tuned for more details to…

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February 2021

Cooking with Soul – Virtual Zoom – Black History Month with Hackley Library

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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A woman sitting with a trophy. She has pink hair and a blouse with pink and green circles on it. Caption reads Cookig with Soul with Chef Lakisha Harris from Soul Filled Kitchen for Black History Month

We're in the mood for a little soul food! Watch and listen as Chef LaKisha Harris of Soul Filled Kitchen shares insight and expertise on soul food cooking. To register for this virtual program, visit hackleylibrary.org, HPL's Facebook, call 231-722-8011 or stop by the library. Closer to the event date, registrants will receive an email with a link to view the program. Free.

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Black History Trivia Contest – Virtual Zoom – Black History Month with Hackley Library

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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So you think you know your Black History? Gather up a group of friends and join us virtually through Zoom to participate in this fun, annual contest! Teams will be asked questions on Black History, and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams! Please limit your team to no more than 4 people (team members do not need to be in the same household). To register your team, visit hackleylibrary.org, HPL's Facebook page, call 231-722-8011 or stop by the…

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Beginner’s Chinese Calligraphy – Virtual Zoom with Hackley Library

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Enjoy the visual art of writing during this beginner's calligraphy class! Artist Jojo Liu will share the basics of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including brush holding, basic writing strokes, and more. Jojo's calligraphy showcases a stunning balance of established calligraphy art combined with modern touches. Registration for this virtual program opens January 6 at 10 am. Registration for materials (brush, ink, paper) is limited to 25 people. Registration for viewing this program (without materials) is unlimited. To register, visit hackleylibrary.org (online…

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Poetry Night – Virtual Zoom – Black History Month with Hackley Library

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Enjoy a night of meaningful poetry! Share your own poetry, poems by your favorite poet, or read works from your favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poet. Registration is recommended for Poetry Night, but ‘virtual walk-ins' will also be welcome (a link will be shared to Facebook and on our website shortly before the event). Please register at hackleylibrary.org, HPL's Facebook page, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Closer to the event date, registrants will receive an email with a…

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Black Hair Care Clinic – Virtual Zoom – Black History Month with Hackley Library

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Learn the secrets to beautiful black hair from expert Nietra Hood! During this virtual program, Nietra will share tips on how to care for your own hair, as well as for a young person's hair. Registration for this program opens Friday, January 22 at 10 am. Please register at hackleylibrary.org, HPL's Facebook page, call 231-722-8011, or stop by the library. Closer to the event date, registrants will receive an email with a link to view the program. Free.

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Anne and Emmett: Virtual Stage Play produced by Ebony Road Players

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Black History Month with Hackley Library In this imaginative, 90 minute virtual play, Anne and Emmett (Anne Frank and Emmett Till) meet in a place called "Memory" to share accounts of their lives and deaths. The story, about Till, an African American boy and Anne Frank, a German-Dutch Jewish girl, compares and contrasts how the racial injustices experienced on both ends were more similar than many people want to accept. A short discussion on the importance of the arts in…

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March 2021

The Jim Crow Museum Virtual Tour – Zoom

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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The Jim Crow Museum's virtual tour investigates the history of anti-black caricatures, propaganda, and rhetoric in material and popular culture. Most of the collection focuses on Jim-Crow era objects, but also showcases exhibits that feature enslavement, Reconstruction-era, Civil Rights-era, and contemporary objects. These primary sources are used to document and learn from the past. Jim Crow laws, social customs, policies, and etiquette demeaned, segregated, and oppressed African Americans in a myriad of ways that continue to influence contemporary life and…

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April 2021

What’s It Worth? Virtual Appraisal Program

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser, and Radio show Host Mike Ivankovich will introduce you to “What Determines Value”, and will then reveal what YOUR antiques, collectibles, and personal treasures are really worth today! If you have 1-2 items you’d like Mike to appraise, please register your name, email address, and type of item(s). No items you want appraised? Join in the fun to see what others’ items are appraised for! Registration for this program opens at 10 am on Monday, March 15.…

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May 2021

Mindful Movement – Yin Yoga Class (Virtual)

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Celebrate Mental Health Month in May, and this beautiful spring season, with mindful movements during a virtual Yin Yoga class! Yin yoga is a meditative and physical practice, where poses are held anywhere from 90 sec to 5 min. It allows the dense tissues of the body to lengthen and find flexibility through passive movements. Yin Yoga offers us the ability to let go of held stress and emotions that we hold inside our bodies. It is a beautiful way…

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June 2021

Taking Better Pictures

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Summertime is a great time for pictures: sun, sand, surf! However, not all of us have fancy cameras or the experience to get that perfect shot, so give yourself the advantage of learning from a professional photographer during a virtual class! During the class, Emily Baldus, owner of Box of Light Photography, LLC in Muskegon, will explain some of the basics of photography. Emily will show examples of how to take pictures in different lighting, and share how to edit…

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John Ball Zoo Virtual Animal Program

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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John Ball Zoo will be hosting a live virtual program giving us an up-close look at the amazing physical and behavioral adaptations animals use to survive! Watch Hackley Library's Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.

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Summer Reading Program with Hackley Public Library

June 14 @ 12:00 am - August 14 @ 11:59 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Hackley Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) is FREE for all ages to enjoy! Participants will be able to read, enjoy activities, and have the chance to get cool prizes. Just for signing up, adults will receive a tote bag, and youths will receive a kite to decorate! Youths and teens can earn additional prizes as they read, including a t-shirt, a backpack, and a book! Adults, teens, and youths will have the chance to win even more prizes (visit HPL's…

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Reading Between the Lines: Book Discussion ‘Maus’

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Join Hackley Library every second Monday of the month, June through November, for our new book discussion series! Each month we will gather to discuss a book from different genres including (but not limited to) history, memoir, and mystery. **THIS SERIES WILL BEGIN AS VIRTUAL, but may transition to in-person as times goes on – watch for more information to come! Discussion will be casual so, relax, kick back, and let’s talk books! Don’t worry if you can’t make it…

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Drawing Mythical Creatures with Corinne Roberts

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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You won’t be draggin’ your feet to attend this virtual class! Learn how to draw dragons, a phoenix, and much more with Corinne Roberts. Watch Hackley Library's Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.

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Things That Go “Who” in the Night

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Owls capture the attention of almost anyone who is lucky enough to encounter them in the wild. This virtual program will highlight several common owl species and show participants how they can encourage them to live in their backyard. Watch Hackley Library's Facebook page for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free.

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July 2021

John Ball Zoo Virtual Program – Penguineering!

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Explore habitats and classification as it relates to Magellanic Penguins! Kids will enjoy this interactive lesson that will challenge them to build their own penguin nests and test it against the environmental elements to see if their nests can make the cut. Watch Hackley Library's Facebook page or online events calendar at hackleylibrary.org for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free!

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“Blankets” – Reading Between the Lines Book Discussion

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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"Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Craig Thompson's poignant memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life." - Paragraph from amazon.com. **This series will begin as virtual, but may transition as times goes on. Watch for more information to come! A limited number of copies are available to check out from Hackley Library and…

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Basic Animal Drawing with Corinne Roberts

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Practice makes perfect! Learn the basics to drawing all sorts of different animals from artist Corinne Roberts, during this virtual program. To register, visit hackleylibrary.org, HPL's Facebook page, call 231-722-8014, or visit Hackley Library! FREE.

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Basic Composition and Shading with Corinne Roberts

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Ready to dive into a more advanced art lesson? Join Hackley Library virtually for a special program that helps you learn good fundamentals. This drawing class is designed for older tweens and teens. To register for this virtual program, visit hackleylibrary.org, HPL's Facebook page, call 231-722-8014, or visit Hackley Library! FREE.

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August 2021

My Favorite Thing is Monsters – Virtual Book Discussion!

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Relax, kick back, and talk books with Hackley Library during our ongoing discussion series, Reading Between the Lines! Every second Monday of the month we’ll virtually gather to discuss a book from different genres including (but not limited to) history, memoir, and mystery. On Monday, August 9, we’ll talk about “My Favorite Thing is Monsters” by Emil Ferris. This intriguing book depicts a fictional graphic diary of a young girl in 1960s Chicago, investigating the death of her neighbor. For…

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Drawing Dinosaurs with Corinne Roberts

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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What do you call a dinosaur with a huge vocabulary? A thesaurus! Learn how to design your favorite dinos. Bad jokes are not guaranteed but may be included. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page or at hackleylibrary.org for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free!

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Animal Adaptations with John Ball Zoo

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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John Ball Zoo is back for another animal encounter! They will be giving us a live, virtual, up-close look at the amazing physical and behavioral adaptations animals use to survive. Watch Hackley Library’s Facebook page or at hackleylibrary.org for more information on how to register for this Zoom program. Free!

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Museum of Magic Virtual Tour

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hackley Public Library – Virtual Event, 316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Immerse yourself in the largest collection of magic artifacts on display in the United States and discover what has been described as “the Smithsonian of American Magic.” For more than 40 years the American Museum of Magic located in Marshall, Michigan has delighted the public with all the wonders of magic, celebrating the contributions and life stories of magicians from around the globe. On Monday, August 16th at 6pm, join Hackley Library for a virtual tour of the prestigious Museum…

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