Events that take place at Hackley Public Library



yooper talk

Kathryn Remlinger, author of the forthcoming book Yooper Talk, will be at HPL to talk about her new book.
“Yooper Talk is a fresh and significant contribution to understanding regional language and culture in North America. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is historically, geographically and culturally distinct. Struggles over land, labor and language during the past 150 years have shaped the variety of English spoken by resident Yoopers, as well as how they are viewed for outsides.
Drawing on sixteen years of fieldwork, including interviews with seventy-five lifelong residents of the UP, Kathryn Remlinger examines how the idea of a unique Yooper dialect emerged. Considering UP English in relation to other regional dialects and their speakers, she looks at local identity, literacy practices, media representations, language attitudes, notions of authenticity, economic factors, tourism, and contact with immigrant and Native American languages. The book also explores how a dialect becomes a recognizable and valuable commodity: Yooper talk (or "Yoopanese") is emblazoned on t-shirts, flags, postcards, coffee mugs, and bumper stickers.
Yooper Talk explains linguistic concepts with entertaining examples for general readers and also contributes to interdisciplinary discussions of dialect and identity in sociolinguistics, anthropology, dialectology, and folklore.
For more information about the book, the author, and UW Press, please visit https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5561.htm.”

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Event Date 01-23-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 01-23-2018 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

tabletsTips and Tricks for Phones and Tablets

Having trouble with your tablet? Flustered by your phone? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Event Date 01-24-2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date 01-24-2018 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft just for little ones.

Event Date 01-25-2018 10:30 am
Event End Date 01-25-2018 11:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free


De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 to register or click the title to register online.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

Word:  Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.  

Event Date 01-27-2018 10:30 am
Event End Date 01-27-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-27-2017 8:00 am
Capacity 20
Registered 2
Available place 18
Cut off date 01-26-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price Free

Professional illustrator Corinne Roberts is coming to the library to share her love of drawing and teach us how to draw our favorite Star Wars characters! 

This program works best for children 6 years old and up.  Adults should plan to stay if bringing younger children.

Event Date 01-27-2018 2:00 pm
Event End Date 01-27-2018 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free