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Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI, 49440, United States

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January 2019

Book Discussion: Invisible Man

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, visit Hackley Public Library to discuss one of the definitive novels of the African-American experience.  “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, which addresses powerful issues of society, won the National Book Award for fiction and was on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks. Partnering with the “SONS: Seeing the African American Male” exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art (which runs until March 10, 2019), they hope to encourage an open dialogue in the community.  This…

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Yoga at the Library: Movement and Meditation

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come to Hackley Public Library to learn and practice specialized breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mantras with Theresa Bernhardt!  Movement and Meditation is a free lunch-hour class providing an excellent foundation for this healing art form.  Be sure to dress comfortably and bring your own mat and small blanket if you’re able, though these items are not required.  This class is recommended for ages 16 and up. Two separate sessions are being offered, Wednesdays, January 9 and January 23.  There will…

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Christ Temple Inspirational Gospel Choir & Poetry by Gemini daPoet

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 29 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, visit Hackley Public Library for an inspired night of music with the Christ Temple Inspirational Gospel Choir. Directed by Doll Cook, this event will kick off Black History Month with a rousing performance that will get every heart singing!  This event will also showcase poetry that makes history.  This program is free to the public!  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

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February 2019

5th Annual Black History Month Trivia Contest

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 2 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the 5th Annual Black History Month Trivia Contest hosted by Mickey Wallace!  Embrace a challenge, and grab your friends (up to 4 per team) to test your knowledge of Black History against other teams in trivia!  Prizes will be available for the winning team!  Not interested in participating in the contest?  That’s okay, just come and watch or cheer on friends and family.  This is a program…

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Hackley Crafts: Mud Cloth Design Planters

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you impressed by beautiful art techniques?  Monday, February 4 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, join Nancy Hartman at Hackley Public Library as she teaches you how to create your own mud cloth inspired planter during this month’s Hackley Crafts!  Registration is required and will open one month before the class date.  Register at www.hackleylibrary.org/events or by calling 231-722-8011.  Materials are provided at this free program.

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Black History Month: Open Mic Poetry Night

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, celebrate Black History Month at Hackley Public Library with an Open Mic Poetry Night!  Share your favorite poem, poetry you have written, or your favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poetry.  Clayton Hardiman will lead an evening of quiet inspiration and challenging ideas for adults and teens.  For those that prefer to be just listeners, that’s great too!  Join them for this evening of creative thought that’s appropriate for all ages.  This program is free to…

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Black History Month 2019: Sweet Soul Food Dessert Competition

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Life is better with a little sweet soul food!  Saturday, February 9 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, embrace Hackley Public Library’s Black History Month Dessert Contest!  Adults and children can enter for a chance to win extraordinary prizes.  If you have a prize-worthy recipe, sign up for this fun competition and see if your dessert will be crowned the winner.  If you would like to enjoy some of these tasty treats, mark your calendar for February 9 and come to watch the competition…

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Black History Month 2019: The Legacy of the Negro Leagues

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, February 11 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, visit Hackley Public Library for the valuable program, “The Legacy of the Negro Leagues!”  Dan D’Addona gives a conversational style talk on the history of the Negro Leagues.  He’ll showcase the impact these leagues had on baseball and American culture, from its inception through major league integration.  D’Addona is the Sports Editor for the Holland Sentinel, and also serves on the Society for American Baseball Research Negro Leagues Research Committee.  This program is recommended…

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Black History Month 2019: Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 12 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, you’re invited to Hackley Public Library for the Barbers Hair Care Clinic and Books event in honor of Black History Month!  Put your best foot forward with the freshest cut as experts Kenny Terrell of Ken’s Anointed Hands and Yancey Harris of Fancy Yancey’s Barber Shop share their expertise on hair care for men and boys.  They’ll also demonstrate proper cutting techniques.  At this program, the library will be making an exciting announcement about a new…

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