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Hackley Public Library offers virtual events during Black History Month

Hackley Public Library

Hackley Public Library is taking Black History Month events virtual in February, as a way to stay safe while staying educated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb. 1 – Mon. 6:00 pm – Cooking with Soul:

Community members can join Chef LaKisha Harris of the Soul-Filled Kitchen in Muskegon for a cooking segment on soul food. Registration can be found here.

Feb. 2 – Tues. 6:00 pm – Black History Bracelet:

Craft-lovers can enjoy a virtual class, learning to make a bracelet inspired by Black History. The event will take place on Hackley Public Library's Facebook page. Participants can pick up a free craft kit by registering via email, here or calling 231-722-8011. The event is limited to 20 people.

Feb. 6 – Sat. 2:00 pm – Black History Trivia Contest:

Groups can gather virtually for Hackley Public Library's annual Black History trivia contest. Teams will be asked questions on Black History, and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. There is a limit of four people per team. Groups can register here.

Feb. 8 – Mon. 6:00 pm – Poetry Night:

Hackley Public Library is inviting individuals to share their own poetry, poems by their favorite poet, or read works from their favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poet. Individuals can register here.

Feb. 22 – Mon. 6:00 pm – Black Hair Care Clinic:

Community membres can learn from expert Nietra Hood during the virtual Black Hair Care Clinic. Hood will share tips on how to care for adult hair, as well as for a young person’s hair. Individuals can register here.

Feb. 27 – Sat. 2:00 pm – Anne & Emmett:
This virtual event shows a 30-minute sampling of the stage play, Anne and Emmett, which looks into the lives of Anne Frank and Emmett Till. In the production, the two meet in a place called "Memory" to share accounts of their lives and deaths. The story compares and contrasts how the racial injustices experienced on both ends were more similiar than people want to accept. There will be a short dicussion after the viewing. Registration can be found here.
All events through Hackley Public Library are free. For more information on activities and registration, click here.