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.Hazleton Area Public Library will be a participant in this program. You may cast your vote for your ten favorite books by picking up a ballot at the circulation desk, or you may vote online here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8F875L HAPL can’t wait to see Luzerne County’s favorites!
Libraries Rock Film Program
The final film in the Summer Quest musical program will be screened at 6:00 on Thursday, August 9th. Registrations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.
Graphic Novel Reading & Signing
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing by David N. Corrado on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00–3:00 in the community room (Green St. entrance). Focus for the afternoon will be on Corrado’s new Graphic Novel, The Legend of Alastar. David N. Corrado is a fine artist and illustrator from northeast Pennsylvania. At a young age, his maternal grandfather introduced him to the art of drawing and painting. After graduating from Penn State University, he went on to complete altar paintings for churches, portraits for R/C Theaters, and murals for American Legion and a town hall. The Legend of Alastar is his first work of fiction. Reservations are requested, and may be made by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.
The Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to announce it will be hosting a hands-only CPR program on Monday, August 13th from 6:00-7:00. The program will be led by two RN’s who are certified CPR instructors with LVHN-Hazleton under the American Heart Association. The Hands only CPR class is ideal for community participation. Participants will learn proper chest compressions, and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this invaluable and lifesaving skill. Registrations are required and may be placed by phoning the library reference desk at 570-454-2961. The program will take place in the library's community room (Green Street Entrance). On the day of the program, attendees should use this entrance. The last day to register for this program will be Wednesday, August 8th.
BELIEVE/ Reading and Signing by Author
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a program with author A. G. Shraud on Saturday August 25th, from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Room (Green St. entrance). In her book Believe, A.G. Shraud reveals how she maintained her confidence and her determination when faced with obstacles. Daily journaling allowed her to hold in her mind the encouraging truths that drove her success. Shraud came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when she was eighteen, and she figured out right away to achieve her dreams, she would need to get an education. First she had to toil for hours just to learn English. Her inspirational story shows exactly what we can accomplish through perseverance. We all struggle. We all face heartbreak, loss, and doubt. Shraud always remembered that no matter how difficult things got, she could make her dreams a reality if she remained confident and focused. Now her dream is to share her story and, in doing so, inspire her readers. Daily writing is a powerful way to focus on what is important. It allows us to not only see our dreams laid out in front of us but also discover the steps we need to take to bring those dreams to fruition. Shraud studied at Queens College, where she earned a master’s degree in urban studies with a concentration in business administration. Her career has included seventeen years in the health-care industry as well as being an independent business owner involved in real-estate investment and property management. She is a certified public speaker who currently focuses on motivational communication, business leadership, and has worked as a teaching assistant in children’s ministry.
Library Day @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Tuesday, August 14 against the Indianapolis Indians to any child 4 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer. Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.
Congratulations to the following young readers who have completed all requirements of the 2018 Read To Me Summer Quest Program, “Libraries Rock”: Ariel Andujar, Sophia Kepp, Liam Mhley, Victoria Moore, William Scaggs, and Grayson Stahora.
Congratulations to the following readers who have completed all requirements of the 2018 Summer Quest Program, “Libraries Rock”: George Gad, Gina Gad, Verina Gad, Holly Gallagher, Lacey Gallagher, Daniel Griffith, Dominic Kepp, Joseph Mejia, Logan Mhley, Harsh Patel, Jay Patel, Yash Patel, Micala Potence, Alexa Scaggs, Philip Scaggs Jr., Emma Stefanik, Caroline Van Horn, Cecily Van Horn.
Stem cell revolution, in memory of Estelle Chulock, from Public Health Nurses Association of Hazleton.
Arranging flowers in a vase, in memory of Joseph Chura, from Mary Jo & Bob Cross.
Coal & empire, in memory of George T. Deeb, Jr., from Judy & Andy Arnoldi.
Maybe God is like that too, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from Deb Jones, Dennis Mallams, Tony & Jesse.
In good company, in memory of Marie DeMatt, from Shirley Zimmerman & Family.
The fourth cup, in memory of Joan Bernice Doria, from Rose Marie & Wilbur Wagner.
Excavators, in memory of Joseph Duda, from Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mandak.
Handplane essentials, in memory of Daniel Fornataro, from The Klocek Family.
Fighting cockpits, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.
The illustrated history of the Popes, in memory of Florence Lutz, from Florence & George Hayden.
Rockne & Jones, in memory of Mary Macejko, from Class of 1948 HHS Reunion Committee.
The illustrated encyclopedia of fruits, vegetables & herbs, in memory of Frank Marion, from Mary & Larry Tedesco.
Find you in the dark, in memory of Helene McHugh, from Barbara Batcha.
The finest nines, in memory of Aileen McLovich, from Andrew McLovich & Tyler McLovich.
Sunday suppers, in memory of Meister Family, from Joyce Thompson & Anne Bertuola.
The Madonna of the mountains, in memory of Carol A. Muscovitch, from The Portonova Family.
Fashion 150, in memory of Sylvia Narrow, from Linda & Joseph Ulichny and Sons.
Modern Jewish baker, in memory of Sylvia Narrow, from Providence Place.
The modern Jewish table, in memory of Sylvia Narrow, from Eileen Gibson & Kathleen Gibson Gallagher.
100 best Jewish recipes, in memory of Sylvia Narrow, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.
Mayo Clinic family health book, in memory of Kim Segilia, from Angela Stasko.
If architecture is a language, then a building is a story, in memory of Arthur D. Sweeney, from Lounge Ladies Literary Society.
All the animals where I live, in memory of Rosemary Veglia, from Andrew Myers.
Lippincott review for NCLEX-PN, in memory of Rosemary Veglia, from Eric Bleiler.
Explore the Americas, in memory of John Vercusky, from Nadine & Jamie Barletta.