So you think you know your Black History? Form a group with your friends (up to 4 per team, 6 teams total) and pit your knowledge against other teams. Call Hackley Public Library at 231-722-7276 or register online to register your team (click on Feb 4 on the calendar at the right, then click on Black History Trivia Contest.)
On February 4, 2017 at 2 pm come to Hackley Public Library to see the contest. Teams will be asked questions on Black History. We'll have prizes for First, Second, and Third place teams, as well as some consolation prizes. Cheer on your friends and family!
John W. and Ruth V. Robinson Essay in the Humanities
Each year the Hackley Public Library sponsors the John W. and Ruth V. Robinson Essay in the Humanities scholarship competition. The Robinson Award is the premiere writing award for high school students in West Michigan.
The Robinson Essay competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Muskegon County in the fields of English, history and government. Teachers submit their students’ best classroom work for this prestigious award.
The Robinson Essay in the Humanities Award was established in 1988 by Dr. Harry W. Robinson in honor of his parents, John and Ruth Robinson . Harry Robinson received a doctorate from Harvard University and their daughter, Maxine, received a masters degree from Michigan State University. Life-long residents of Muskegon, the Robinsons were devoted to family, home and the community, and were firmly committed to the importance of education. Assisting students in their post secondary careers was of great importance to them. Funds for the Robinson Essay in the Humanities award are managed by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
The name of the 1st place winner of the Robinson Essay award is inscribed on a plaque that hangs in the Hackley Public Library. The winners are awarded $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.
In 2015 the judges for the Robinson Awards were Jean Pataky, Robert Heaton, and James Hopper. All three are retired high school and college level teachers of English and writing.
|1st||Jenna Johns||Reeths Puffer HS|
|2nd||Conner Miller||Whitehall HS|
|3rd||Abigail Bryson||Mona Shores HS|
|1st||Danielle Schugars||Reeths Puffer HS|
|2nd||Janelle Uganski||Whitehall HS|
|3rd||Kayleigh Fongers||Mona Shores HS|
|1st||Alyssa Jenkins||Reeths Puffer HS|
|2nd||Serena Gale-Butto||Mona Shores HS|
|3rd||Joshua Recknagel||Mona Shores HS|
|1st||Amber Young||Mona Shores HS|
|2nd||Brigid Kiley||Mona Shores HS|
|3rd||Elizabeth (Ellie) Demarse||Reeths Puffer HS|
|1st||Eric Hester||Mona Shores HS|
||Mona Shores HS|
Why let kids have all the fun? Join the Adult Summer Reading Program at Hackley Public Library. For each book you read (or listen to: audio books count too!) you can put your name into a weekly drawing.
The Prizes so far are 5 pairs of tickets to a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game, a cruise for one on the Port City Princess, 2 tickets to a performance at The Block from the West Michigan Symphony, 3 Lascko Service Partner Plan Certificates, two tickets to the historic vessels at the USS Silversides, an Edward Curtis Gift Bag (The North American Indian, 2 tickets to the exhibit, note cards, and a calendar), and Pictures of the Best Kind and a $25 gift certificate to the Muskegon Museum of Art.
The Grand Prize is TBA
See our Facebook Page for pictures of the prizes.
How does it work?
1. Sign up for the program at the Circulation Desk starting on Monday, June 19. The first 200 people who sign up will get a gift.
2. Read or listen to a book (or two or three!) from the Library (eBooks from our collection count!).
3. Fill out a form for each book, indicate the prize you want, and put it in the drawing jar.
4. The last day to enter is August 26
5. Sometime after August 26 we will draw names for each prize, and from all the entries for a grand prize.
Optional: You may write a short review of the book you read that we will post on our website. We will not include your name with the book review.
No reading logs, no minimum number of books to read. Read what you want and as often as you want. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!
Last year over 350 people participated in the program. Be part of the fun!
Local Author Fair
316 W Webster Ave, Muskegon MI 49440
Local authors discuss their work, sell and autograph their books, and chat with the public. Whether you’re an avid reader or writer, this is your chance to get to know and support the local authors from West Michigan.
Writers representing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, teens, and children’s books are represented, and each author table will feature copies of selected works available for purchase and signing.