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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Oscar Contest
Hazleton Area Public Library is offering patrons an opportunity to win prizes in its Academy Award 90th Anniversary challenge. Be sure to ask for your Oscar Ballot to win prizes. All ballots should be turned in to HAPL’s reference department no later than 7:00 Thursday, March 1st. The awards ceremony will be televised on Sunday, March 4th.  

Patron Weather Notice
In the event the Hazleton Area School District schedules a delay due to weather conditions, Hazleton Area Public Library will open at 10:00.  Please call the library at 570-454-2961 on days when weather conditions are “severe” to verify that HAPL will be open. 

Blind Date With A Book
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Hazleton Area Public Library is playing matchmaker.  Beginning a new book is not unlike going out on blind date. You never know what kind of experience you are going to have.  Continuing through Thursday Feb 15th inclusive, HAPL will be encouraging you to select your “date” from a display of specially wrapped books.  Check out your book at the circulation desk and then uwrap it at home.  The library looks forward to being love at first sight for the reader.

Hazleton Beltway Extension Document
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has made copies of the S.R. 0424, section 390 Project, Environmental Assessment available for review in the Reference Department of the Hazleton Area Public Library.

Fake News Program
Fake news has been a buzz word in real new outlets for the past year. During the program at the Hazleton Area Public Library on March 1 at 6:00, Kent Jackson, a reporter for the Standard-Speaker, will lead a discussion on what fake news is and isn't. Jackson will give examples of how fake news has real effects, from an attack on a pizza shop to attacks on journalists. Also, Jackson will question how fake news affects elections and policy making. After hearing how the Standard-Speaker and other news organizations check facts, the audience members will try determining whether reports are real, or fake. Jackson, who has been with the newspaper for 35 years, will highlight fact-checking websites and checklists for verifying information -- tools that can help everyone become a more skillful editor and a more discerning reader. Reservations are required, and can be placed by phoning  HAPL’s Reference Department at 570-454-2961. Deadline for reservations is Monday, February 26th.

Children ages 8 and up will experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with fun activities. It is a three-part series that takes place Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00. Please register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. The program dates and themes are as follows: January 30th “Electricity Everywhere,” February 6th “Slime Time,” and February 13th “Creative Camouflage.” 
Teen Time: Crime Scene Forensics
Students in grades 7-12 will perform hands-on experiments to learn the basics of crime scene forensics. The program takes place on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:00-7:00. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Storytime with Local Author Arla Jayne
At 2:00 on Monday, February 19th, Presidents’ Day, local author Arla Jayne will join us for a special storytime. Hear the author read her book, Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog, a book about a hedgehog who leaves his yard for the first time and has to deal with the issues of diversity and acceptance.The program is for children ages 4-8. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at $10 a book. Please register to attend by contacting the Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Library Olympic Games
The 2018 Winter Olympics will soon be here. Let’s celebrate this event with a little competition of our own on Saturday, February 17th from 10:00-11:00. Children ages 5 to 12 will be curling, luging, and other fun activities. To register, contact the library’s Children’s Department by calling 570-454-2961.