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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Library Card Sign Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you don’t have a library card come sign up for on.! It’s free with a local, valid ID or proof of address. With a Luzerne County Library Card you have access to books, movies, e-books, programs, online databases, educational resources and much more, all free of charge.

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books.

Service Instruction (Mobile Printing)
The library will be hosting a service instruction session on Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-7:00. This session will serve as a learning opportunity for those looking to find out more about the library’s Mobile Printing service. This informal program will operate similarly to the library’s Tech-Time program. No reservations are required, but we ask that individuals interested in learning more about the service bring their questions and the devices they intend on using to the program. All questions about the program can be directed to Jeff in the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books

Tech Time
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-7:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Service Instruction (Mobile Printing)
The library will be hosting a service instruction session on Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-7:00. This session will serve as a learning opportunity for those looking to find out more about the library’s Mobile Printing service. This informal program will operate similarly to the library’s Tech-Time program. No reservations are required, but we ask that individuals interested in learning more about the service bring their questions and the devices they intend on using to the program. All questions about the program can be directed to Jeff in the library’s reference department at 570-454-2961.  

Writing Workshop
Do you have a story to tell, a poem in your heart, or a message you'd like to share through the art of writing? Everyone is capable of being a writer, all that's required is putting pen to paper. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. - and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. Workshops can be an encouraging place to explore your creativity and receive much needed support and feedback. The workshop will take place in the Community Room on Saturday September 22nd, from 1:00-2:30. This program is intended for Adults and teens 16+. Stop in and register at the Reference desk or call 570-454-2961. Pen and paper will be available if needed. Just bring yourself and your imagination.

Labor Day
HAPL is closed today.

Funfest Festivities
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be participating in Funfest Activities this weekend. Funfest will be held this Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, the community is invited to attend the Funfest parade. Back by popular demand, HAPL’s library cart drill team will perform in the parade, stepping off at 2:30. Be sure to join in the fun.

The Great American Read
The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans, and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book. The series is the centerpiece of an ambitious multi-platform digital, educational and community outreach campaign, designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books

Tech Time
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-7:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Labor Day Hours
HAPL will be closed Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3.

eBooks & You
The Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to offer a drop-in eBook assistance program on Monday, August 27th from 3:00-4:00. The goal of this program is to provide a time and space where patrons can ask questions and get the help they need in order to use this service. This program is free and open to the public, and registrations are not required. We ask that attendees bring their devices to this program. Other questions may be directed to the library’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Tech-Time
Do you have questions about, or need help with your mobile technology? The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Tuesday, August 28th from 3:00-4:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Thank You
The Children’s Department of the Library wishes to thank the following businesses for their support and encouragement of our readers through their participation on the Gold Card for our Summer Quest Finishers: Cusat’s Café, Jimmy’s Quick Lunch, Rita’s Ice, Sonic, Sorrento Restaurant and Pizzeria, Valley- Hi, Valley Scoops, and Vesuvio Pizzeria Hazleton. We wish to thank the following businesses for donations made for our Finisher’s Party: Wendy’s, Giant Food Store, Thomas’ Family Market, Weis Markets, and Hershey Chocolate USA. We also want to thank the following businesses for providing prizes for our Summer Quest members: Barnes and Noble, Auntie Anne’s, Bowl Arena, and Milkhouse Creamery.