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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

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.

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.

STEAM
Our first STEAM program of the school year will take place on Monday, September 10th from 6:00-7:00. In the STEAM program, students in grades 4-8 experiment with different forms of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Teen Advisory Board
This meeting is for high school students ages 14-18 who are interested in creating the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Teen Advisory Boards typically assist in planning teen programs and contributing ideas to reach teens in our community. It takes place on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th.

Lap-sit Baby and Me
Thursday, September 13th at 10:30 is the first session of the library’s new Lapsit Program. The program is for children ages 6 months to 23 months. It involves stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, and songs. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th.

Little Learners
On Monday, September 17, the library will be offering a program for children in Kindergarten- 3rd grade from 6:00-7:00. Children will learn about different topics and concepts through stories, activities, playtime, and crafts. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Tuesday, September 4th.

Teen Time: Stop Motion
Students in grades 7-12 will learn how they can make their own video using the stop motion technique. The program takes place on Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00-7:00. Registration begins Monday, September 10th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

 Fall Storytime
Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is offered Wednesdays at 10:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is offered Wednesdays at 6:00. Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. The first program takes place on Wednesday, September 19th.Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, September 10th.

Sensory Storytime
On Saturday, September 22nd the library will offer a sensory storytime from 10:00-10:45. This storytime will include activities specifically chosen to help children become involved and stay focused during songs and stories. This is a great program for children with sensory processing disorders, autism, or other special needs. The materials are aimed at children aged 4-7, but ages may vary due to developmental delays. An adult MUST STAY with the child for the entire program. Registration begins Monday, September 10th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Memorial Books
Artful profiles of trout, char, and salmon, in memory of Henry Anderson, from Susie, Mary, Janet, Lucy & Barb.

Secrets of the butcher, in memory of Henry Anderson, from Valerie Addes.

The gentleman’s guide to grooming, in memory of Otto Barbush, from Marilyn Gordon, Scott & Lisa.

My tiny flower garden, in memory of Susanne Borchick, from Justine Rush.

A history of medicine in 50 objects, in memory of Carmaine Crease, from American Association of University Women Hazleton Branch.

Women rocking business, in memory of Irene Gans, from Karen & Kent Jackson.

The essentials of obstacle race training, in memory of Daniel Giordano, from James Champion.

Flight to the top of the world, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

From jacks to joysticks, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

The 25 most influential aircraft of all time, in memory of Richard Gorski, from Betty Gorski.

Ultimate guide home repair and improvement, in memory of Kent Kissinger, from Providence Place.

Be a player, in memory of Wilbert MacNeal, from Alan, Yvonne, Jeremy, Delrae, Kyle & Alaina Bragalone.

Round to ours, in memory of Evelyn Ogrodnick, from Karen & Kent Jackson.

Puerto Rico, in memory of Angelita Otero, from Edith & Linda Moore.

We’ll always have Casablanca, in memory of Anthony S. Piccino, Jr., from Bob & Jean Melito.

Home care nursing, in memory of Mary Ann Pontry, from Annamarie & Fran.

Auto repair & maintenance, in memory of John Straka, from Mary Jean Turse.

Lonely Planet Kenya, in memory of Barbara Tulanowski, from Anthony & Mary Ellen Scalise.

Mary B, in memory of Wanda Uczen, from Barbara & Ray Motto.

Automotive detailing in detail, in memory of Michael “Mickey” Ustynoski, Jr., from West Hazleton Class of 1959.

World’s best and worst animal jokes, in memory of John Vercusky, from Jerome & Anna Mae Balas.

Honor Books
Waking lions, in honor of Geraldine Direnzo (Birthday), from Joanie, Stephanie & Marianne.

Something wonderful, in honor of Alexis Neapolitan (Birthday), from Lucy Valente.

Broadway, in honor of Carolyn & Bill Poleri (Anniversary), from Violet Nicholas.

How women rise, in honor of Terri Tarapchak (Retirement), from Janet & Harry Beam