Events that take place at Hackley Public Library



Explore LEGOs and coding with these special kits.

Instructors will be on hand to teach the group and guide individual learning.

Ages 7-14.

Event Date 09-30-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 09-30-2019 6:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

During World War II, six thousand German and Italian Prisoners of War were held in Michigan.  Dr. Gregory Sumner, author and Professor of History at the University of Detroit Mercy, will discuss the history of the Michigan POW camps and the stories of those detainees.  Free to the public.

Event Date 09-30-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 09-30-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free


Submission Deadline: October 1

eZine Available: October 21

Winners Announced: October 22

Participate in Write for Fright, an adult writing contest at Hackley Public Library!

Let us hear your spookiest short stories. The submission deadline is October 1.  Winners of Write for Fright will be announced during HPL’s Open Mic Night on October 22, and prizes will be awarded to the top three stories.  Selected entries will be published online in our HPL Write for Fright eZine, which will be available on October 21.  Stories should be 2500 words or fewer. Only one story per applicant.  Submissions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with ‘Write for Fright’ and your name in the subject line.  Call 231-722-8000 with questions!  Free to participate.

Event Date 10-01-2019
Event End Date 10-01-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free


Serita Crowley, from the Grand Rapids band Serita’s Black Rose, is a self-professed “Funkateer.”  Her mix of funk, rock, blues, neo-soul, and Americana creates “feel good music” that everyone can enjoy.  Mark your calendar to listen the talents of this music performance.  Free to the public and recommended for all ages! 

Event Date 10-01-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-01-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Join us for themed stories, songs, movement activities, interactive apps, and a craft!

Ages 0-5 with a caregiver

Event Date 10-03-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 10-03-2019 11:15 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free